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August 22, 2017

Information Technology

May 16, 2017

U-M not affected by worldwide ransomware attacks

The University of Michigan has not been affected by the widespread global ransomware attacks on computer networks over the weekend. Even with the U-M campuses — including Michigan Medicine — unaffected at this time, the attack remains a serious, ongoing threat.

February 16, 2017

New DataLumos archive aims to preserve government data

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research is establishing an open-access archive, DataLumos, where the public can archive valuable government data resources, ensuring their long-term availability.

February 1, 2017

Library participates in effort to preserve government data

More than 275 volunteers from the University of Michigan and around the community converged on Shapiro Library last weekend in an emergency effort to preserve scientific data that is at risk of disappearing from government websites.

October 25, 2016

University beginning next phase of project to retire CTools

This semester marked a major milestone for teaching and learning at U-M: All course sites moved from CTools to Canvas, a more capable system that has earned praise from faculty and students.

But the work is not done yet.

October 25, 2016

Open Michigan initiative launches new partnership, website

Open Michigan is relaunching as the home for all things open at the University of Michigan — freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media used for teaching, learning and research.

The site includes expertise and services for open educational resources, open data, and open publications.

September 20, 2016

Library launches Research Data Services and Deep Blue Data

The University of Michigan Library is launching a suite of services as well as a repository that will support researchers throughout all phases of the research data lifecycle, which includes planning, creation, organization, sharing and preservation.

September 8, 2016

U-M, Yottabyte partner to accelerate data-intensive research

A strategic partnership between the University of Michigan and software company Yottabyte promises to unleash a new wave of data-intensive research by providing a flexible computing cloud for complex computational analyses of sensitive and restricted data.

August 24, 2016

Upgrade to temporarily close Financials & Physical Resources System

The M-Pathways Financials & Physical Resources System will be unavailable from 5 p.m. Sept. 15 until 6 a.m. Sept. 19 during a system upgrade.

The system includes the accounts receivable and billing, general ledger, procurement, asset management, space management and inventory applications.

August 15, 2016

University to revise information technology security policy

The University of Michigan is revising its information technology security policy to establish a single, comprehensive IT security and information assurance program for the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses and the Health System.

August 15, 2016

Recently changed IT policies

U-M executive officers recently approved changes to several IT policies in the Standard Practice Guide.

August 15, 2016

University information technology policies

Using information technology is integral to how the university conducts its business. The institution provides direction and guidance regarding the fundamental use of IT on its campuses through the following channels:

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