Announcements

    University-Wide Internet Outage Scheduled Aug. 27

    The university (Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses) will have an internet outage on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 10-11 p.m. Access to the internet and all services that require internet connectivity will be affected.

    You can go to the iTech website for an up-to-date system status. If you need to address an issue concerning this outage, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

    SOAR Downtime Scheduled for Aug. 27

    SOAR will be down for maintenance on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 8 p.m. - midnight. Users will not be able to log into SOAR during this time.

    You can go to the iTech website for an up-to-date system status. If you need to address an issue concerning any of the outages, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

    Beware of Phishing/Spam Emails

    Recently, more than a million names, addresses and phone numbers of registered users of the Ashley Madison site were posted on the Internet.

    All these records are now out in the open, exposing highly sensitive personal information.

    If you receive threatening email messages that have anything to do with Ashley Madison, please delete them immediately.  If you have already clicked a link or need assistance, please contact the Help Desk at 601.266.4357 (HELP) or helpdesk@usm.edu.

    Computer Exchange Program Announces Changes for FY16

    The funds for the Computer Exchange Program for FY16 are nearly depleted.  To help the university reduce spending and to provide an alternative to purchasing a new computer, the Computer Exchange Program has expanded to include “Green” computers.  With the exchange of a computer of any age and a $100 service charge for refurbishment, departments may obtain a Green computer under 6 years of age.  To apply for a Green Computer, use this form.

     

    CEP now defines computers distributed through the program as Gold or Green:

    ·         Gold Computer – formerly known as CEP computers that were under warranty and are our current standard. CEP Gold computers are delivered with the following: Desktops come with power cord, keyboard and mouse.  Laptops come with a power cord.

    ·         Green Computer – recommissioned/recycled computers that are no longer under the manufacturer’s warranty, but still have useful life.  CEP Green computer Dell desktops are delivered with power cords.  All other CEP Green computers (Apple desktops, Apple laptops or Dell laptops) do not have any additional accessories or peripherals.

     

    For additional information please review the updated Computer Exchange Program Policies and CEP FAQ’s.

    SOAR, SOARFIN and SOARHR Downtime Scheduled for Aug. 8

    SOAR, SOARFIN, and SOARHR will be down for maintenance on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Users will not be able to log into any of these systems during this time. 

    If you need to address an issue concerning this outage, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).