Secure your home computer to help protect yourself, your family, and our organization!

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Get ahead this fall and follow this Digital Spring Cleaning Checklist!!

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Take this quiz, Workplace Security Risk Calculator,  to find out if you activities while at work are risky and what you can be doing on the front lines to protect our organization!

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Welcome to FIS’s 5 days of Cyber Security! October is national cyber security month. This is an initiative to help keep our online community safer and all citizens more informed. Over the next 5 days, we will highlight everything from types of scams to a checklist to complete cyber spring cleaning. Follow along with all of our information, videos, and quizzes! We are going to start with basic tips and advice to be safe online. Be sure to watch the YouTube video to gather 3 easy tips to stay safe on the go.


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The digital workplace is designed to empower employees, reduce total cost of ownership, and improve security. This increasing reliability, value, flexibility, and agility to the University.  FIS Technical Services has invested in bringing about the digital workplace to the University through embracing cloud, mobility, and virtualization. Over the past year, Technical Services has undertaken the following initiatives to bring us closer to the digital workplace:

  • VMWare Horizon View: FIS implemented Horizon View hosted virtual desktops as a replacement to the traditional desktop for more than 100 computers. Horizon View extends the replacement life cycle of the desktop. It also enables access to the desktop from almost any endpoint, including mobile hardware and the web, while securely running the desktop from the University Data Center. Finally, it enables flexibility to adjust resources to each desktop on-demand which will decrease downtime.
  • SharePoint Online and Office 365: FIS Technical Services started the process to migrate from our SharePoint 2010 on-premise sites to the University Enterprise SharePoint Online service with One Drive for Business hosted by Microsoft.   FIS has worked to provide guidance, governance, and a data migration plan for this cloud offering.  By using hosted cloud-based services, staff will have increased storage,  enables access to their content from almost any endpoint including mobile and web, and reduced IT management.

Check out our latest website launch!

ir-device-view-002The Office of Institutional Research collects and analyzes information about the University that supports the data-driven decisions of the University’s executive administration, the University community, and external agencies. The Institutional Research’s website exists to provide access to the University’s Factbook, common data sets, and tuition and fees.

The new website is maintained by the Office of Institutional Research and works closely with the CFO.

Check out our latest website launch!

The University hosts visitors from academia, private and public sectors, industry, and government to participate in research, educational and other scholarly activities. The Academic & Research Visitors website exists to provide assistance to visitors before and during their stay as well as assistance to University faculty and staff when bringing short and long term visitors to campus.

The new website is maintained by the Office of Export Controls and works closely with associated departments and groups.

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FIS is pleased to announce that Garrett Liebenguth has accepted a full time Systems Engineer position in Technical Services effective May 23rd, 2016.

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Garrett joined FIS as a Systems Engineer contractor on March 21st, and was previously a Infrastructure Engineer supporting various technologies at Red Square Systems and AllCovered. Garrett holds a Bachelor’s of Science in MIS/DS from IUP and has over 10 years of experience performing advanced systems administration, Windows Server management, VMware, and other critical technologies. His responsibilities involve all aspects of server system administration, implementation, and support. His experience and knowledge will be an asset to Server Computing. He is located at 1917CL and reports to Dan Mahaven.

Welcome to FIS Garrett!

The 2nd Annual Staff & Faculty Appreciation Picnic kicked off today at noon with music, food and prizes! We rounded up a few of the best #pittpicnic posts and videos from Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

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Rocked the #pittpicnic today in Oakland! #pitt #universityofpittsburgh

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