In the News from Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Jan 26, 2023

Data Storage Solution: Google Photos to be Turned Off June 1

In the News from Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Jan 05, 2023

Winter Break Important Time for ITS Team

In the News from Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Dec 15, 2022

Data Glut in Google Storage Still Needs Our Attention

ITS in the news, from Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Dec 06, 2022

Ally Makes Canvas Content More Accessible

ITS in the news, from Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Dec 01, 2022

Faculty, Staff Face Read-only Status in Google Next Month

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Nov 09, 2022

Impacting Young Professionals at the International Supercomputing Conference

ITS Team Member Serves as Early Career Program Chair

Inspiring and mentoring the next generation of information technology employees is no small feat. ITS team member Dr. Marina Kraeva is ready for that opportunity at a global level. Kraeva, a member of the ITS High Performance Computing team, will lead the Early Career Program at the 2022 international supercomputer conferencing Nov. 13-18 in Dallas, Texas.

What is the international supercomputing conference?

In the news, Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Oct 27, 2022

MobileConnect Gives Hearing Devices a Personal Touch

Oct 03, 2022

Connection issues? Here’s how Iowa State is addressing campus Wi-Fi

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Sep 30, 2022

Siteimprove Software Reveals Path to Equal Access

Campus-wide website accessibility made a priority

Visitors to Iowa State websites may have noticed an improvement in the last year – a 17.6% improvement to be exact, thanks to the Siteimprove software tool designed for improving web accessibility.

In May 2021, Information Technology Services launched the Siteimprove software for use across the university. The software allows web managers and editors to analyze their websites for accessibility issues such as lack of alternative text, navigation issues, broken links and more.

In the News from Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Sep 09, 2022

Some Simple Tips for Staying Secure Online

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Aug 23, 2022

Film by ITS Graduate Assistant Headed to World Festival

Amenda Tate’s dance film Sapient_2.021 is an official selection of the X World Short Film Festival in Rome, Italy, on Sept 3, 2022, and is an award finalist in three categories

When forced into pandemic isolation along with much of the world, Artist Amenda Tate created Sapient_2.021, an experimental short film combining dance, robotics, and visual art to explore labor, control, empathy, and humanity in a tech-saturated world. 

CyMail in the News, from Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Aug 18, 2022

CyMail is Retiring in September

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Jul 21, 2022

Be Aware of Non-ISU Retirement Messages

Have you received an email about financial or retirement planning?  

As reported by Inside Iowa State, many university faculty and staff have recently received email messages offering financial or retirement planning services, from a sender named “Alexa Brown.” However, these messages are not connected with or endorsed by the university.

These messages offer consultations about topics that include retirement income and Medicare coverage. The messages also refers to recipients as “valued employee[s] of Iowa State University.”

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Jun 01, 2022

Best in Class of 2022: Iowa State University

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Mar 30, 2022

ITS employee Bahar Hashemi named Student Employee of the Year

Solution center employee recognized for high performance

Bahar Hashemi, a senior employed by Information Technology Services, has been named the 2021-22 Iowa State University Student Employee of the Year.

Tech Alert from Iowa State ITS
Mar 22, 2022

ITS Security is Monitoring Reported Okta Security Breach

March 25, 2022, 10:55 a.m. (ITS page updated)

Okta has confirmed that Iowa State accounts were not affected as part of their security compromise. The ITS Security team also reviewed Okta account activity logs and also came to the same conclusion. The team has concluded its investigation into this incident and does not plan to provide any additional updates. 


March 23, 2022, 9:40 a.m. (ITS page updated)

Okta posted update on their website.

Nov 04, 2021

Fend off ransomware with cybersecurity common sense

With numerous high-profile cases making recent headlines, ransomware may seem like a new phenomenon. That's only half right. The threats criminals are making are relatively new, but the methods they're using to breach computers are old standbys, the head of ISU's cybersecurity team told the Professional and Scientific Council at its Nov. 3 meeting.

Read the full story on Inside Iowa State

Oct 21, 2021

“Back to better” on campus with new and improved technology

More than 4,970 new access points replaced or installed for more robust internet performance


As the fall 2021 semester kicks off, students have access to new and improved on-campus technology resources including updated internet connections and classroom equipment. The upgrades are the result of several ITS projects aligned with the university’s “back-to-better" goals.

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Oct 21, 2021

Sweeping upgrade equips all general classrooms with video

Before the pandemic, only 17 of Iowa State's largest classrooms were outfitted to record and livestream audio and video. As of this fall, all 214 general university classrooms have a video camera system, a rapid adoption of lecture capture technology that's especially useful for hybrid and virtual instruction.

Read the full article on Inside Iowa State.

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Oct 14, 2021

Give your DOB for a free T-shirt? Be skeptical

The days of a king or queen from a faraway land sending tremendous riches for responding to an email with your bank account number are not as numerous. It's not because scammers have gone away. They are just more sophisticated.

Read the full article on Inside Iowa State.