Modifications in the Change Module you need to know about
On March 22, 2017, many changes were made to the form used to enter change requests in ServiceNow. For staff working in Information Technology, these forms are a requirement for requests going to the Change Advisory Board (CAB) for software and hardware modifications we manage.
We’ve started a project to upgrade our fleet of Xerox multifunctional print devices across campus to newer models. By the end of this spring, over 650 printers on campus will be replaced and staff computer software will be updated.
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.