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Author: Leslie Schichtel Buchanan

Vanderbilt IT to heighten protection against malware, spyware, viruses, more

Feb. 4, 2015—Beginning Feb. 4, Vanderbilt IT will increase safeguards against malware, spyware and viruses, along with phishing sites and sites containing inappropriate material.

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Vanderbilt clinical workstations getting major upgrade

Jan. 22, 2015—Clinical workstations throughout Vanderbilt University Medical Center will undergo an expansive upgrade early this year. Vanderbilt IT is entering into an operating lease with Dell Inc. to replace a significant number of clinical workstations located throughout VUMC’s hospitals and clinics.

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Protect yourself against phishing attacks

Jan. 20, 2015—In light of a nationwide warning against phishing attacks on human resource systems, the recent Sony security breach, and a number of on-campus accounts being compromised in November, Vanderbilt IT has compiled some useful information about phishing.

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Save an extra 17 percent on Dell PCs and tablets

Jan. 12, 2015—Vanderbilt faculty, staff, students, alumni and their family members can save an additional 17 percent on select PC and tablet purchases of $299.99 or more between Jan. 23-30.

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New media streaming tool, copyright policy announced for Blackboard

Jan. 7, 2015—A new streaming media tool integrated with Blackboard will enable faculty and students to upload, publish, search, create, re-use and share video with registered class members directly from within the course management system.

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IT Support: Contact information for VU and VUMC Help Desks

Jan. 4, 2015—To ensure that Vanderbilt faculty and staff receive the best IT support possible, Vanderbilt IT wants to make the community aware of how to access the designated support teams for the university and Medical Center.

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Certificates for secure communication to require upgrade

Dec. 18, 2014—Anyone who has ordered a certificate from the Vanderbilt IT Software Store or through Enterprise Public Key Infrastructure for use with an application or service will need to upgrade to ensure future communications remain secure.

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VUIT wants to hear from you: Take survey now

Dec. 17, 2014—There's still time to take the VUIT Faculty and Staff Satisfaction Survey, the results of which will be used to further improve service and support.

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Blackboard unavailable Dec. 21-22 as courses are migrated to new environment

Dec. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt’s OAK course management system is being migrated from Vanderbilt servers to Blackboard servers. The system will be unavailable Dec. 21-22, and access to some courses will be limited in December.

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New billing system for telephones in place as of November 2014

Dec. 3, 2014—Vanderbilt IT recently changed the system for billing and managing telephones and telephone-related services.

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LAN Management Services to transition to Dell beginning February 2015

Nov. 25, 2014—Support of Clinical Workstations and a portion of the IT Help Desk transitioned to Dell in October. In the second phase of this transition, LAN Management Services (LMS) will move to Dell beginning February 2015.

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Hackers target Vanderbilt users in phishing attack

Nov. 10, 2014—Last weekend, hackers launched a significant phishing attack against Vanderbilt email users.

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