Announcements

    06.14.12 SOAR is up and available

    UPDATE: SOAR is back up and available.

    If you have any questions, please contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.4357

    6.13.12 Emergency Notification - SOAR is down due to hardware failure

    UPDATE: SOAR is back up and available.

    Please be advised that SOAR has experienced a severe hardware failure and is currently unavailable. Corrective measures are being taken with a goal of making SOAR available by Thursday (6/14) morning. SOAR will be unavailable until these measures are in place. If you have any questions, please contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.4357.

    06.13.12 Bobby Chain Technology Building Scheduled Outage and Maintenance

    There will be a scheduled phone network outage on Wednesday, June 13, beginning at 5 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m. for the Bobby Chain Technology building.

    There will a brief disruption of service for phone access after business hours on Wednesday. Please plan your work accordingly.

    If there is a fire the building(s) during this period, fire alarms will sound but will not automatically phone the police; persons in the building should call the USM Police Department directly at 601.266.4986.

    For a complete list of buildings affected by this scheduled outage and current up-to-date news, go to www.usm.edu/itech and select “iTech Announcements.”

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

    Buildings affected by the data network outage:
    Bobby Chain Technology Building

    06.13.12 Security Announcement: False E-mails

    Recently, the Southern Miss community has been receiving phishing E-mails about "reaching your e-mail quota alert" and prompting you click on a link to upgrade your quota. This is SPAM!

    Phishing is the practice of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and/or financial details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity such as the help desk. Phishing is typically carried out by email requesting your personal information, directing you to a false website, or email attachment containing a virus.

    Always verify the sender of the E-mail before opening it and the website credentials. If you can't verify the sender/website, delete the message immediately.

    No one from the University will ever ask you for your personal information. That belongs to you and should be kept safe. For further assistance, contact the iTech Help Desk immediately at 601.266.HELP.

    6.8.12 Scheduled Phone Network Outage and Maintenance

    There will be a scheduled phone network outage on Saturday, June 9, beginning at 5 a.m. and ending Sunday, June 10, at midnight for the Pat Ferlise Center and 3D Arts Building.

    There will be a brief disruption of service for phone access on Saturday. Please plan your work accordingly.

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

    Buildings affected by the phone network outage:
    - Pat Ferlise Center which include the Ticket Office and Eagle Club
    - 3D Arts Building