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  • CUIT Helps University Reduce its Carbon Footprint | Columbia University Information Technology
    Center contain vital personal information about students faculty and staff along with information on University buildings projects and physical and intellectual history In April of 2009 Columbia competed for and was awarded a 447 000 Data Center and Server Efficiency research and development grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority NYSERDA to reduce energy consumption and upgrade infrastructure in its data center Matched by the University the grant was used by CUIT to upgrade the infrastructure of the Computer Center and pilot new energy saving techniques with the following objectives learning about and testing industry best practices in a real world data center measuring and verifying energy efficiency improvements and sharing lessons learned with peer institutions across New York As part of Columbia s participation in PlaNYC a city wide initiative led by Mayor Bloomberg with the goal of working towards the vision of a greener greater New York CUIT began to take a more environmentally friendly approach to how to run the Computer Center CUIT is committed to helping our environment and has worked diligently to ensure Columbia runs a responsible data center in the most feasibly environmentally friendly manner Today Columbia continues to realize significant energy and environmental gains while demonstrating economic and operational viability in infrastructure improvements uses of innovative computational equipment for both centralized administrative systems and research computing clusters To learn more about the project visit the Greening Columbia University s Data Center blog at http blogs cuit columbia edu greendc Data Center Efficiency Program Con Edison and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority NYSERDA Retrieved from http www nyserda ny gov Commercial and Industrial Sectors media Files EERP Commercial Programs IPE EES CI coned dc fs 1 v1 ashx myUNI Service Desk myColumbia FAQ A Z Services

    Original URL path: http://cuit.columbia.edu/cuit-helps-university-reduce-its-carbon-footprint (2016-05-01)
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  • Graduate Schools Begin Using LionMail | Columbia University Information Technology
    able to offer GSAS students the opportunity to use LionMail which will constitute a significant improvement over both CubMail and the publicly available version of Gmail added Carlos J Alonso Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Vice President for Graduate Education The Office of Alumni and Development has also made the move In early December 2012 226 people were migrated to LionMail The transition to LionMail went very smoothly CUIT and their consultants from Appirio did a great job preparing us for the move executing the migration of millions of emails from our existing system and providing support after the switch Overall the response from our users has been quite positive said David J Park Senior Director for Strategic Technology Initiatives for the Office of Alumni and Development In November 2012 approximately 4 100 graduate students in the School of the Arts SEAS and Architecture moved to LionMail In addition 600 faculty and staff in Architecture began using the new email platform One of students favorite features of the new system is the integrated access to the University directory providing them University email addresses right in the address bar Another highlight is being able to import students CourseWorks calendars into LionMail During the summer of 2012 we completed the migration to LionMail for all undergraduate students in Columbia College the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of General Studies The migration of 6 842 current students as well as the opening of approximately 2 100 accounts for new students was completed as of July 31 2012 well ahead of our projected goal of December 2012 CUIT continues to work with deans of individual schools to determine the timing of a possible move to LionMail We anticipate more schools will be moving to LionMail

    Original URL path: http://cuit.columbia.edu/new-mycolumbia (2016-05-01)
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  • UNIVERSITY DATA CENTER: PLANNED OUTAGE | Columbia University Information Technology
    will necessitate shutting down many IT systems in the Data Center The following services will remain available www columbia edu Internet Network Core DNS DHCP F5 CSM load balancing Email Exchange 2010 CubMail for some but not all users LionMail Some mail will be queued for later delivery Telephones Basic Rolm and NetPhone service Interactive Intelligence File Shares Central ServiceNow Authentication Authorization Services Kerberos LDAP WIND CAS Shibboleth Radius Active Directory Lenel Access Control Libraries CLIO Services not listed above will not be available Furthermore emergency shutdown of some or all of the above listed services may be required should there be unforseen issues with the temporary cooling system being employed CUIT apologizes for the inconvenience myUNI Service Desk myColumbia FAQ A Z Services About Us Give Us Feedback Computing Support About CUIT CUIT Careers CUIT Email Services Research Computing Services Teaching Learning Applications CUIT Public Computing Facilities IT Policies IT Security Resources Manage my UNI Security Awareness Training Software and Downloads Search CUIT Go Text Size a a Other Columbia IT Groups Columbia University Medical Center Information Technology CUMC IT Center for Digital Research and Scholarship CDRS Business School Information Services ITG Law School Information Technology SIPA Computer Facilities

    Original URL path: http://cuit.columbia.edu/university-data-center-planned-outage (2016-05-01)
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  • Welcome Back for Fall Term from the CIO | Columbia University Information Technology
    These classrooms offer state of the art technology to enhance students learning experiences There are currently 86 CUIT eclassrooms with another 50 to be added over the next two years Additional Wireless Support in Residence Halls In our ongoing effort to increase Internet accessibility for all members of the Columbia community we have added full wireless support to four more residence halls Schapiro East Campus 47 Claremont and Harmony Hall We now have wireless in a total of 12 residence halls with plans to add wireless to the remainder next summer To see a list of wireless residence halls go here CU Secure Encrypted Wireless Network CUIT continues to make security one of our top priorities and we encourage you to set up connections to our secure wireless network for all devices you use to connect to the Internet Our secure network provides encryption for all online interactions To set up access to the secure network go to http cuit columbia edu wireless Enhanced UNI Password Reset Security and Self Service In addition we have created a new process for setting up and resetting passwords for UNI account holders This service allows users to reset their own passwords by selecting and answering several challenge questions a feature that will make managing your UNI easier and more secure New More Modern www cuit columbia edu While you are securing your account and Internet access I encourage you to explore the new look and feel of CUIT s website We are continuing to redesign the entire site to make it easier for you to find the services we offer and get answers to your questions The last year has been a busy time for CUIT and we are now focused on several upcoming initiatives that will benefit everyone at Columbia Stay tuned

    Original URL path: http://cuit.columbia.edu/welcome-back-fall-term-cio (2016-05-01)
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  • CUIT Adds Further UNI Account Security Features | Columbia University Information Technology
    recovering a forgotten UNI password We also are changing the minimum acceptable password length to eight characters How does selecting security questions help me If you enter correct responses to the security questions you will not be asked to enter the last four digits of your SSN or your date of birth while recovering your password You can proactively set security questions by visiting http uni columbia edu and clicking on the link to Update Security Questions What should I do When you are asked to select security questions please select questions and provide responses that you can remember You will be challenged with these security questions when recovering a forgotten UNI password What do I do if I need help The CUIT Helpdesk 212 854 1919 and the Support Center 202 Philosophy Hall hours of operation are available to answer questions or provide any assistance you may need Other Important Password Related Guidelines Increase the effectiveness of your password by following these practical guidelines Protect your passwords and treat them as valuables Your account is your responsibility Do not share your password with others including technicians CUIT staff will never ask for your password Do not base your password on personal information that someone who knows you may be able to guess Do not use your user ID UNI or your name department name as your password Do not use your UNI and password for access to third party systems for example online shopping newspapers or travel websites Avoid letting software save or store your passwords Besides increasing the chance that someone will be able to access data on your computer or personal information associated with your account storing passwords makes it more likely you will forget any you do not type in regularly Make sure you always log

    Original URL path: http://cuit.columbia.edu/cuit-adds-further-uni-account-security-features (2016-05-01)
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  • New Columbia U Secure Wireless Network | Columbia University Information Technology
    be sent over a secure connection to the wireless access point This means any general web browsing HTTP instant messaging or similar messages sent via the authenticated network will be protected against potential wireless eavesdroppers The Columbia U Secure network also eliminates the need to use the VPN while on campus in order to access Columbia administrative resources To use the new network Visit the Wireless Client Configuration Site to download the configuration client Follow the step by step instructions in the configuration wizard From campus wireless access points you will now be able to log in to Columbia U Secure Following operating systems and or devices are supported Microsoft Windows XP Vista and 7 Mac OSX Tiger Leopard Snow Leopard Ubuntu Linux 9 04 9 10 10 04 10 10 Apple iOS iPhone iPad Campus visitors will still be able to access the current un authenticated Columbia University wireless network myUNI Service Desk myColumbia FAQ A Z Services About Us Give Us Feedback Computing Support About CUIT CUIT Careers CUIT Email Services Research Computing Services Teaching Learning Applications CUIT Public Computing Facilities IT Policies IT Security Resources Manage my UNI Security Awareness Training Software and Downloads Search CUIT Go

    Original URL path: http://cuit.columbia.edu/new-columbia-u-secure-wireless-network (2016-05-01)
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  • Increase in Columbia University Internet Bandwidth | Columbia University Information Technology
    high quality video In practice people on most University networks will have better access to large files for example streaming video iTunes U content and library course reserves The bandwidth capacity increase will enable CUIT to relax the Internet bandwidth quotas Bandwidth quota status and history can be checked here http www columbia edu cgi bin acis networks quota netquota pl More information relating to the Columbia University Internet performance use and quotas is available at the following websites About the CUIT Network http www columbia edu acis networks internet html Network performance charts http www columbia edu acis networks bandwidth html Network bandwidth use and quota policy http www columbia edu cu policy bandwidth html This increase in Internet bandwidth places Columbia University among the leaders at our peer institutions in providing high speed connectivity for its members Sincerely Candace C Fleming CIO and VP Columbia University Information Technology myUNI Service Desk myColumbia FAQ A Z Services About Us Give Us Feedback Computing Support About CUIT CUIT Careers CUIT Email Services Research Computing Services Teaching Learning Applications CUIT Public Computing Facilities IT Policies IT Security Resources Manage my UNI Security Awareness Training Software and Downloads Search CUIT Go Text

    Original URL path: http://cuit.columbia.edu/increase-columbia-university-internet-bandwidth (2016-05-01)
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  • CUIT Announces Self-service UNI Password Reset and Strong Passwords | Columbia University Information Technology
    back of your University ID card and follow the instructions on the page You will be asked for the last 4 digits of your SSN and date of birth Create a new strong password for your UNI Use a combination of letters numbers symbols punctuation and spaces from 6 to 64 characters Note that the maximum length has been increased to 64 We recommend that you choose a longer password and include both upper and lower case letters with at least one numeric or special character Please read the additional guidelines for creating strong passwords In Spring 2011 we will further enhance the process by introducing challenge response questions for UNI password reset Other Important Password Related Guidelines Increase the effectiveness of your password by also following the practical guidelines below Protect your passwords and treat them as valuables Your account is your responsibility do not share your password with others including technicians CUIT staff will never ask for your password Do not base your password on personal information that someone who knows you may be able to guess Do not use your user ID UNI or your name department name as your password Do not use your University ID UNI and password for access to third party systems e g online shopping newspapers travel web sites Avoid letting software save or store your passwords Besides increasing the chance that someone will be able to access data on your computer or personal information you are more likely to forget the password if you do not type it in regularly Make sure you always log out of programs or websites and close browsers when you are done working with them especially on public computers The CUIT Helpdesk 212 854 1919 and the Support Center 202 Philosophy Hall are available to answer

    Original URL path: http://cuit.columbia.edu/cuit-announces-self-service-uni-password-reset-strong-passwords (2016-05-01)
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