• TechConnect employee appreciation: $100 off a Dell computer Apr 17, 2018 | 12:37 pm

    Looking for a HOT computer sale? TechConnect has got you covered!For UAB faculty and staff, TechConnect is offering $100 off any Dell computer. This offer is valid for TWO weeks, April 16-30. Computers must be purchased in store (online sales are not eligible). TechConnect, located online and at the Hill Student Center, offers educational pricing on computers, tablets and accessories, as well as service for your devices. Have any questions? Call TechConnect today at 205-934-8333.

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  • Zoom video conferencing available for students, faculty staff through UA System Apr 16, 2018 | 09:40 am

    UAB students, faculty and staff now have the ability to access Zoom video conferencing, free of charge thanks to a partnership with the University of Alabama System.Zoom provides cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings and group messaging, providing a complete conference room solution.Zoom is also HIPAA compliant.To access Zoom, begin by filling out a user account request form on the UA System web site. Within a day, you should receive an email with instructions to activate your account.Please note, if you have already established a trial or free Zoom account, you will need to remove the application from your machine[…]

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  • Research computing to host deep learning workshop April 11 Apr 2, 2018 | 08:37 am

    UAB IT Research Computing will host a deep learning workshop with NVIDA on Wednesday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Edge of Chaos.Please register here if you are interested in attending, as it helps in planning for the event.The first session, from 9 to 11 a.m., will focus on “Deep Learning Demystified.” The lecture will introduce key terminology, use cases from various industries, how deep learning differs from previous algorithmic approaches, and how a deep neutral network gets trained, optimized and deployed.The second session, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., is titled “Applied Deep Learning.” The lecture[…]

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  • IT sprints program off to running start Mar 29, 2018 | 08:56 am

    UAB IT is off to a running start with its sprints program.Teams have finished one “sprint” and are preparing for more challenges. A "sprint" refers to a specific amount of time in which technology work must be completed and presented for review by the product owner. The UAB IT sprints program is designed to help create innovative solutions for campus needs. The sprints will give cross-discipline teams an opportunity to create a prototype for these solutions.UAB IT has worked closely with the team behind the Solution Studio, an interdisciplinary team that connects clinicians and STEM students to solve patient care[…]

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  • Traveling soon? Follow these tips to secure your tech and data Mar 28, 2018 | 09:12 am

    Traveling this spring or summer? Here are some tips to protect your tech and your data while you are on the road or flying the friendly skies.Protect your tech and data when traveling:Travel only with the data that you need; look at reducing the amount of digital information that you take with you. This may mean leaving some of your devices at home, using temporary devices, removing personal data from your devices, or shifting your data to a secure cloud service. Authorities or criminals can't search what you don't have.Most travelers will likely decide that inconvenience overrides risk and travel[…]

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  • FindTime tool makes it easier to schedule meetings in Outlook Mar 27, 2018 | 14:08 pm

    Microsoft has released a new tool designed to give Outlook users an easier way to schedule meetings.FindTime allows colleagues to easily find time for a meeting without emailing back and forth before agreeing on a time.FindTime is an Outlook add-in that allows you to quickly find time to meet with others by pinpointing times to meet via available free/busy data for your attendees as well as creating a poll where attendees can vote on the times you suggest, and even suggest new times themselves.While FindTime organizers are required to be in Office 365, FindTime invites can be sent to anyone[…]

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  • UAB IT's Anthony co-authors new book on big data Mar 27, 2018 | 11:24 am

    Thomas Anthony, director of the Big Data Research and Analytics Laboratory and a member of the UAB IT research computing team, has co-authored the new book “Big Data and Visual Analytics,” with Sang Suh, chairman of computer science at Texas A&M Commerce.The book provides readers with the benefits of the methods and technologies used in big data and visual analytics and examines the challenges of future research. Each chapter was authored or co-authored by scholars directly involved in research activities and covers such topics as virtual data machines, big data applications, high performance computing clusters and big data implementation techniques.At[…]

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  • More than 100 attend MATLAB seminars Mar 27, 2018 | 11:20 am

    More than 100 people attended a recent MATLAB seminar at the Edge of Chaos on campus to gain insight into data analytics and deep learning.UAB IT’s research computing team hosted the seminar March 20, along with Mathworks.The seminars were helpful in promoting the use of MATLAB and the graphics processing unit compute fabric at UAB, which owns the fastest supercomputer in Alabama.Application engineers from Mathworks presented a morning session titled “Data Analytics with MATLAB” and focused on using Data Analytics to turn large volumes of complex data into actionable information that can help improve engineering design and decision-making processes.The second session, “Demystifying[…]

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  • Personalize UAB mobile app by moving, removing tiles Mar 21, 2018 | 09:11 am

    The UAB mobile app is getting another upgrade that adds better functionality and new features to help you get what you need on campus. Among the changes:New ability to hide and rearrange tiles: Pick the tiles you need to see most by moving them around or hiding them altogether. Just click the “Arrange” button at the bottom of the app to rearrange or delete tiles.New UAB Now tile: This tile will link you to the UAB alumni app, with personalized news and events, the ability to find nearby Blazers and key career introductions.New behind-the-scenes roles: These roles will allow more[…]

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  • Phishing simulation catches more than 7,000 Mar 20, 2018 | 15:43 pm

    A “phishing” attack hooked more than 7,000 members of the University community Monday — but it could have been worse.The phishing email, disguised with a subject line leading recipients to believe their account had been suspended, led 26 percent of recipients to give up their BlazerID and password to an unknown web site — on just the first day.But the email wasn’t a phish — it was a simulation sent by UAB IT to help educate the University community about the dangers of such attacks.If the phish had been real, more than 7,000 people could have given their credentials to[…]

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