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Administrative Systems page is interactiveUsers now can custom configure the buttons that access various systems, from Banner to Oracle to Xtender. The default layout shows the systems in alphabetical order, but users can click the “Configure Layout” button to rearrange the buttons, add or remove them.New password policy to provide more security
Under the new policy to be phased in beginning Sept. 15, passwords/passphrases must be 15 characters, but the passwords will not have to be changed for one year. Users will not be required to change their passwords until their current password expires. This video may help you create one.Carver’s plans for world-class IT ‘picking up speed’UAB’s new CIO has been on a whirlwind mission to develop a transparent, high-performing central IT organization that provides world-class customer service.New online tool to help faculty manage professional informationFaculty Profiles is a new online tool to help faculty manage their professional information — to document grants, publications, professional activities and teaching — and foster cross-disciplinary collaborations.Download a new safety app for added securityRave Guardian, a personal safety service available to anyone with a uab.edu email address, is an app that enables users to designate “guardians” — family, friends or even UAB Police — to provide a virtual safety escort and direct emergency access to UABPD. Users also can use it to report suspicious activity to UABPD. Learn more about its features and encourage others to do so.Dropbox file limit doubles to 4GBUAB IT’s SPARK initiative, which has generated more than 60 ideas since its inception last month, inspired an easy win for campus: an increase in the size limit for files uploaded to the UAB Dropbox. Share your idea on the new SPARK site; BlazerID required.Servers hosting several campus systems upgradedUAB IT upgraded servers that support several campus systems, including eLAS and LMS. These technical changes did result in a new URL for several services, so users may need to update their bookmarks.Chief information officer creates a voice for tech usersUAB IT is crowdsourcing innovation with SPARK, a new site that enables UAB faculty, staff and students to submit ideas for technology and vote to support the ideas of others. “Our intent is to create a voice for you,” said Curt Carver, Ph.D., UAB chief information officer and vice president of information technology.New cloud-based system lets you print all around campus
Users can upload documents and print them at any conveniently located ePrint station using UAB's ONE Card.Leadercast 2015 to explore braveryThe UAB Information Engineering Management Program is hosting a live on-demand simulcast of the May 8 event available by Internet.
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