08.04.14 Internet and Phone Service Interruption

    Internet and IP voiceover phone service will be interrupted for the facilities listed below Thursday, Aug. 7, through Friday, Aug. 8, for rerouting of utilities located at the construction site of Asbury Hall, the future home of the College of Nursing. The standard phone service will also be sporadically interrupted in these facilities during this timeframe.

    In addition, the communication between the fire alarm system in the building and the University Police Department will also be interrupted. If you hear a fire alarm during this shut down in one of the facilities listed below, please call the University Police Department from a cellular device at 601.266.4986.

    Facilities to be impacted on Aug. 7

    • Center for Child Development (map)
    • Clinic for Family Therapy (map)
    • Family Therapy Module 
    • Pine Haven Apartments (map)
    • The Village (map)
    • Fraternity Row 

    Facilities to be impacted Aug. 8

    • J. B. George Building (map)
    • Dubard School for Language Disorders (map)
    • Payne Center (map)
    • Reed Green Coliseum (map)
    • Pete Taylor Park (map)


    07.23.14 Scheduled DNS Maintenance May Effect File Share Connectivity

    Scheduled DNS Maintenance May Effect File Share Connectivity

    The university will have a scheduled maintenance on Thursday, July 24 beginning at 5p.m.  for all Gulf Coast campuses  on the domain name systems (DNS).  You may experience a brief interruption of service to network folders / file shares that reside on this storage system.

    In the event, network folders / file shares are not working properly after these changes, please contact the iTech help desk at 601.266.4357.

    07.17.14 Computer Exchange Program Now Accepting Requests

    Computer Exchange Program Now Accepting Requests

    The FY15 Computer Exchange Program is now accepting requests. Are you eligible for the CEP? View Frequently Asked Questions at for answers to this and other questions. 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 USM Utilities > USM iTech > Use > CEP Request.

    04/07/14 iTech Security Announcement: SPAM/Phishing E-mails

    Recently, the Southern Miss community has been receiving phishing E-mails from the “Help Desk” prompting you to “check your account” by clicking on the link. WARNING, this is SPAM. The iTech Help Desk has not sent you an email prompting you to click a link to check your account. If you have done so, please contact the iTech Help Desk as soon as possible.


    Phishing emails are an attempt to jeopardize your e-mail account. No one from iTech will ever ask you for your password via e-mail.  For further assistance, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.26.4357(HELP).  Recent news and status updates can be found at


    06.25.14 Ocean Production Freeze Scheduled from July 1 to July 7

    The university will have a planned production freeze (maintenance) to all data on beginning Tuesday, July 1 and ending Monday, July 7. During this planned maintenance period, no changes can be made to the contents of web pages residing on The server and pages will be up and accessible via the web, however any changes made during that time will be lost once the maintenance window ends. Please plan your work accordingly.


    All scheduled outages and maintenance will have current up-to-date news on the iTech website, If you need to address an issue concerning this outage, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).