Computer Exchange Program Deadline for FY13 Announced 4/25/13

    The deadline for accepting requests for participation in the FY 2013 Computer Exchange Program (CEP) is April 25, 2013. This will ensure compliance with the university’s year-end policies and procedures. No requests will be accepted after April 25, 2013. The program will re-open for requests in FY14.

    To request a CEP computer, complete the request form at You can find the CEP request form using the left-hand menu. Follow the navigation by clicking on the USM Utilities > USM iTech > Use > CEP Request. A helpful list of frequently asked questions, as well as the program’s policies on participation can be found at

    SOARFIN 9.1 is Now Available

    SOARFIN 9.1 is now live. Users can log in and create requisitions, enter receipts, run MDRs, etc.

    Links to SOARFIN on main Web pages have been updated to reflect a new login URL. However, if you have a link to SOARFIN saved on your desktop or bookmarked in your Internet favorites, please update to

    Although the look of the main menu screen has changed, all menu options and navigations remain the same. For example, you will still enter requisitions through this series of menu options: purchasing, requisitions and add/update requisitions.

    To view screen shots of the few changes in SOARFIN 9.1, download this tutorial (PDF) at .

    If you have questions, send an email to, and someone will assist you as quickly as possible.

    02.19.2013 Eagle Backup, a workstation backup service, is available to all employees of the university.

    It provides users with an automatic backup of files in the computer’s “My Documents” folder and Outlook email. It will duplicate these files and email on your computer to a personal, secure location in the University Technology and Data Center without user intervention. In case of equipment failure or hard drive crash, your files will be recoverable.

    To request the service, visit

    02.19.13 SOAR Scheduled Outage and Maintenance

    SOAR will be down for necessary maintenance to the database beginning midnight Friday, February 22, and ending no later than Saturday, February 23, at 9 p.m. While we work to improve our services, go to for up-to-date news regarding this scheduled maintenance.

    If you need to address an issue concerning any of these outages, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

    Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

    01/31/2013 Faculty and Staff Wireless Update

    With the move of students to the new “USM” wireless network successfully completed, Faculty and Staff can begin to enjoy the benefits, as well. No required registration of your device’s MAC address in SOAR and no limit of three devices for wireless access. All Wi-Fi-enabled devices, including phones and tablets, may also be configured to access the “USM” wireless network.

    To access this network, Faculty & Staff must complete a one-time configuration by first connecting to the “USM Help” network. This configuration process will only take a few minutes to complete. Once completed, you will automatically be connected to the “USM” network and directed to the Southern Miss website. Get Started today at

    The EagleAir network will be discontinued in about 60 days, so make the move now!

    If you need assistance to configure your device, go to the iTech website and click on Service Catalog/Connections and Accounts/Faculty and Staff Wireless ( ) or you may call the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).