One June 1, 2015, we promised 100 wins for campus in one year. We've delivered — and then some.
In 12 months, we have counted up more than 100 wins — and we're counting on 100 more in the next year to help support
our world-class University in its mission to be a first choice in education and health care.

 

SPARK

SPARK

Site helps crowdsource ideas across campus.
Research computing

Research computing

University invests in robust support for research.
Stronger passwords

Stronger passwords

New password policy protects everyone.
Empower UAB

Empower UAB

Campus community helps co-author IT Strategic Plan.
Stronger data highway

Stronger data highway

Project strengthens data highway for researchers.
Digital signage

Digital signage

Digital signage solution targets messages to campus.
eduroam

eduroam

University network gives users BlazerID WiFi access at other campuses.
Science DMZ

Science DMZ

Grant to create stronger research computing network.
New fiber hub

New fiber hub

New fiber hub protects UAB network traffic.
UAB Box

UAB Box

New service offers unlimited storage option.
Common patch management

Common patch management

Microsoft SCCM deployment helps manage university technology assets.
Unlimited email

Unlimited email

Faculty, staff get unlimited space in email accounts.
Annual giving help

Annual giving help

Technology tweak helps Annual Giving office raise more funds.
Admin building network upgrade

Admin building network upgrade

Network improvements increase capacity, speed.
Dropbox file size doubled

Dropbox file size doubled

SPARK comment leads to larger file sizes in Dropbox.
IT Service Portal

IT Service Portal

New IT Service Portal launched.
Stronger identity management

Stronger identity management

Security fortified with stronger identity management system.
OneDrive

OneDrive

Cloud storage service OneDrive expanded to faculty, staff.
Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles

Online tool helps manage professional information.
Strategic imperatives

Strategic imperatives

Excellence, service, security and shared governance among hallmarks of seven strategic imperatives.
New Advancement platform

New Advancement platform

UAB joins new beta program for Advancement platform.
Business intelligence

Business intelligence

UAB IT aids University's business intelligence efforts.
Student recruitment

Student recruitment

UAB IT helps student recruitment and enrollment efforts.
World-class CIO hired

World-class CIO hired

Curt Carver joins UAB IT after national search.
Professional studies portal

Professional studies portal

New portal gives Professional Studies students greater security.
Oracle RedFlag alerts

Oracle RedFlag alerts

Text alerts help safeguard employees' information in Oracle.
Financial transparency

Financial transparency

Project designed to bring transparency to IT costs on campus.
TechBridge partnership

TechBridge partnership

UAB IT joins TechBridge to help local nonprofits.
Athletics partnership

Athletics partnership

UAB IT is assisting the Athletics Department with its technology needs to help build a competitive advantage.
Big data hub

Big data hub

UAB partners on NSF-funded Big Data Hub.
TechConnect

TechConnect

TechConnect storefront opens at Hill Student Center.
Canvas partnership

Canvas partnership

UAB developing strategic relationship with Canvas.
Automated password reset

Automated password reset

Password reset tool gives 24/7 password reset access through text messages.
Toy drive

Toy drive

UAB IT organizes annual Toy Drive on campus.
AskIT moves to Sterne

AskIT moves to Sterne

AskIT help desk moves to prominent spot at Sterne Library.
New telecom carrier

New telecom carrier

New carrier to upgrade UAB phone network.
TechBirmingham partnership

TechBirmingham partnership

Partnering with TechBirmingham brings training to IT employees at UAB.
On-site research support

On-site research support

IRAP vendor moves two employees to UAB.
Alys Stephens Center ticket vendor

Alys Stephens Center ticket vendor

UAB IT helps select new customer-friendly ticket vendor for Alys Stephens Center.
IT Bill of Rights

IT Bill of Rights

UAB IT working to create bill of rights for customers.
Faster internet

Faster internet

Partnership with Akamai will boost internet speed across campus.
Research security compliance

Research security compliance

UAB IT assists School of Medicine researchers with security compliance.
Screen on the Green

Screen on the Green

UAB IT and TechBridge to host free movie on the Campus Green.
Grade posting

Grade posting

Tech change allows faculty to post grades to BlazerNet.
INTO partnership

INTO partnership

UAB IT assists on INTO partnership for international recruiting.
TechJunction

TechJunction

UAB supports TechJunction opportunity for all IT employees.
Password-protected directory

Password-protected directory

Change helps protect student, employee information.
Parental access to BlazerNET

Parental access to BlazerNET

Parents can pay tuition more easily in BlazerNET.
Phishing awareness

Phishing awareness

Campaign educates students, staff about phishing risks.
Keep IT Local

Keep IT Local

UAB joins Birmingham's Keep IT Local pledge to help tech community.
SPARK for Faculty Senate

SPARK for Faculty Senate

Campaign helps develop ideas for faculty leadership.
Office 365

Office 365

Expansion of Office 365 brings enhanced collaboration.
Annual Giving receipts

Annual Giving receipts

Employees' annual giving receipts now available in BlazerNET.
New deputy CIO

New deputy CIO

Robert Howard joins UAB IT as deputy CIO.
New chief technology officer

New chief technology officer

Shawn Ellis joins UAB IT as chief technology officer.
Student video contest

Student video contest

Student produces winning video about cyber security.
IT Town Halls

IT Town Halls

Campus IT professionals welcome at the table for town hall meetings.
UABFile upgraded

UABFile upgraded

New technology allows for growth.
Inactive status in Canvas

Inactive status in Canvas

New status allows students to access team work from former students.
Research storage increases tenfold

Research storage increases tenfold

Investment from university improves research capacity.
New app for academic appeals

New app for academic appeals

App replaces paper-driven process and allows students to upload digital documentation.
Secure media destruction

Secure media destruction

Process made more secure, makes sure all media is accounted for.
Service portal improvements

Service portal improvements

Campus IT collaborates with UAB IT to make service portal better.
Employee reimbursements

Employee reimbursements

Reimbursements through direct deposit more convenient for employees.
PCI compliance

PCI compliance

Support for PCI compliance at a record high on campus.
Enhanced contract review

Enhanced contract review

Review helps ensure smooth process for IT-related contracts.
Student orientation

Student orientation

UAB IT hosts parent reception, takes part in orientation to welcome new Blazers.
ITIL training

ITIL training

Campus IT takes part in ITIL service training.
Hill Center move-in

Hill Center move-in

UAB IT assists with moving campus offices into new student center.
SharePoint upgrade

SharePoint upgrade

SharePoint upgrade to be more user-friendly for campus community.
InfoTech research

InfoTech research

Group's resources available for IT employees.
New ERP

New ERP

UAB evaluating replacement for Oracle.
Speed of trust

Speed of trust

UAB IT is moving at the speed of trust.
TechTuesday

TechTuesday

Curt Carver shares vision for technology with TechBirmingham members.
100-day letter

100-day letter

One hundred-day letter showcases first wins for UAB.
Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

UAB IT pitches in on UAB Habitat build.
Social media

Social media

UAB IT connects with customers via social media.
IT Update

IT Update

IT Update provides monthly news on technology.
WiFi, digital signage on busses

WiFi, digital signage on busses

Pilot program puts WiFi hotpots, digital signage on Blazer Express.
Campus network investment

Campus network investment

Funding will help strengthen campus network.
TechConnect winners

TechConnect winners

Student, employee win tablets from TechConnect store.
SOPH help for research

SOPH help for research

School of Public Health investment aids research computing.
Digital signage emergency alerts

Digital signage emergency alerts

Digital signage displays emergency notifications across campus.
Intermacs

Intermacs

New database is exclusively worldwide.
Box visit

Box visit

Box visit helps schools learn how to better use cloud collaboration.
Affordable textbooks

Affordable textbooks

UAB exploring more affordable textbook options.
WiFi improvements

WiFi improvements

New hotspots added to popular student study areas.
Security Challenge

Security Challenge

Security Challenge adds layer of protection to employees' financial information.
Empowering UAB

Empowering UAB

IT can "empower" UAB, Carver says at reception.
Expanded research cluster

Expanded research cluster

Researchers benefit from expanded compute cluster.
Partnership with Auburn

Partnership with Auburn

UAB IT works with counterparts at Auburn to share technology knowledge.
Community colleges talk

Community colleges talk

UAB IT speaks to Alabama community college presidents about security.
Draft strategic plan

Draft strategic plan

After campus input, draft IT Strategic Plan published for review.
Rust Building

Rust Building

Improvements to Rust will reduce risk for UAB.
Change of major

Change of major

Change of major process streamlined in BlazerNet.
Student technology list

Student technology list

Undergraduate SGA list gives UAB IT guidelines to improve campus life for students.
Digital dinner

Digital dinner

Digital Dinner helps raise funds for TechBridge.
Cyber workshops

Cyber workshops

Workshops focus on protecting consumers, data
Cell phone plans

Cell phone plans

Cost-effective cell phone plans coming for staff, faculty.
Research funding approval

Research funding approval

University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approves funding for research computing.
SANS training

SANS training

Discounted SANS training available to campus IT staff.
Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud

Software suite available at half price.
Praise & Progress

Praise & Progress

New program recognizes UAB IT's partnerships across campus.
Campus IT feedback

Campus IT feedback

Campus IT helps make improvements to IT Service Portal.
Animal care module

Animal care module

New IRAP module for animal care and use research deployed.
Campaign for UAB

Campaign for UAB

Family's gift keeps mother's memory alive.
Saving time

Saving time

IRAP reduces processing time for research staff.
Budget Works

Budget Works

New application offers online submission, approvals.
Data classification

Data classification

New system coming to help classify information at UAB.
Service portal improvements

Service portal improvements

More than 200 improvements made to IT Service Portal.
1GB to the desktop

1GB to the desktop

UAB IT working to deploy 1GB to desktops.
IRAP visit

IRAP visit

InfoEd president visits, praises UAB's research community.
Keeper password manager

Keeper password manager

New tool helps safeguard students', employees' passwords.