This article highlights a key principle of Enterprise Architecture: reuse. Simply put, the principle of reuse urges us to leverage existing technology components before acquiring new ones. A more complete explanation of reuse, the rationale, and implications, is presented in the enterprise architecture principles article, Reuse existing components before acquiring new ones.
Like most universities, uOttawa has been using a combination of commercial and homegrown tools and processes to manage course catalog and curriculum data. Considering that uOttawa offers hundreds of courses, through 340 undergraduate programs and 158 graduate programs, in addition to a multitude of course/program revisions, course management is complex, time-consuming and often labour-intensive. This spring we will introduce a single, modernized and web-based course calendar using an off-the-shelf product called CourseLeaf Catalog.
There is a phishing message that is being circulated to @uOttawa.ca accounts. This message was sent as an attempt to gain access to your accounts and personal information. The message claims that storage limits have been exceeded for your email account (a sample of this message can be seen below, in French). You are asked to click a link which directs you to a harmful website that attempts to gather your personal information.
International Women’s Day and Information Technology
The University of Ottawa is committed to a workplace that is diverse and equitable. These diverse backgrounds and experiences contribute to a workplace that is more stimulating, innovative and supportive to our community. On March 8, International Women’s Day is held around the world to celebrate the achievements of women and address areas where there is more work to be done in terms of gender equality.
New UNIWeb features: Start sharing your profile online
To date, over two thousand professors and researchers have used UNIWeb. More and more users are seeing the benefits and taking advantage of the built-in functionalities. You may be using UNIWeb to store and manage your CV information, but imagine using it to promote yourself, your research, and the University.
Over the last few years, cybercriminals have taken advantage of software/data vulnerabilities to silently deploy their malicious code. In the old days, spam was the primary mode of delivery for malicious code, but today, web-based infection and browser-based exploits are a clear leader. Take steps now to protect your personal devices from online threats.
Recover lost and modified files from Active Directory
Has your heart ever skipped a beat when a file you have been working on disappears from a network drive? Have your palms ever started to sweat when you accidently save over an existing document … that you need to present in 10 minutes? Don’t panic, all is not lost! Follow this simple guide to recover lost or modified files and folders from the University of Ottawa’s Active Directory (AD).
You’ve read the headlines: security breaches, stolen identities, hacking of accounts, and the list goes on. Safer Internet Day is February 7; it’s a day dedicated to raising awareness on safe and responsible use of Internet and technology.