News and Events

ITS Begins Multifactor Authentication Rollout for Students

Aug 14, 2019

Iowa State University Information Technology Services (ITS) has entered the second phase of multifactor authentication (MFA) implementation and will begin enrolling students this fall, with a target of having all students registered by the end of 2019.

LinkedIn Learning to Replace as Online Learning Platform

Jul 09, 2019

At the end of July, Iowa State University will migrate its existing online learning resources from to LinkedIn Learning, as part of a necessary transition due to the discontinuation of the former tool.   

Iowa State University Networks to Receive Upgrades

Jul 05, 2019

Information Technology Services (ITS) has begun work to replace aging network switches in nearly 200 buildings across campus, which will bring faster Ethernet connections to users without increasing current costs of internet access.

Information Technology Services Appoints New Director of Information Security

Jul 01, 2019

Rich Tener, an Iowa State University alumnus and long-time IT security practitioner, has been named Information Technology Services’ (ITS) new Director of Information Security. 

ITS to Roll Out Webex to Iowa State University Community

Jun 05, 2019

When classes pick up again for the fall 2019 semester, Iowa State University faculty, staff, and students will have access to a new online meeting and video conferencing platform.

CAC Approves Proposal for Assistive Technology Lab

May 09, 2019

Iowa State University’s Computation Advisory Committee (CAC) recently approved a $24,264 funding request to create a physical space on campus where students with disabilities will have access to assistive technology resources.

WorkCyte Program, ITS Partner to Create Workday Training Rooms

May 03, 2019

Through a joint effort between the Iowa State University WorkCyte Program and Information Technology Services (ITS), two spaces on campus have been turned into dedicated Workday training rooms for faculty and staff in preparation for the project’s July 1 go-live date. 

Legacy Systems Retirement Project Concludes With 150 Percent Success Rate

Apr 23, 2019

After more than a year of planning and implementation, Project Neptune, an ambitious initiative to retire and replace many of Iowa State University’s legacy systems and decommission their servers, has been completed.

Iowa State “Sites” Web Service to Replace Discontinued “Public” Web Service

Apr 08, 2019

Iowa State University’s first public website service will shut down at the end of the year, and with the help of a collaborative effort between Information Technology Services (ITS), the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will be replaced with a newer, more streamlined web resource.

ITS Staff Member Recognized for Contribution to OneApp Project

Mar 28, 2019

Insook Wessels, a systems analyst with Information Technology Services (ITS), was honored as one of the recipients of a 2018 Professional and Scientific Team CYtation Award this week for contributions to the development of “OneApp,” a new scholarship portal for Iowa State students.

ITS Multifactor Authentication Rollout for Faculty and Staff a Success

Mar 21, 2019

As part of an effort that will help protect university information and personal data from security breaches, Iowa State University Information Technology Services (ITS) recently completed a campaign to enroll faculty and staff into its new Okta Multifactor Authentication (MFA) protocol.

Iowa State Community Encouraged to Use CyBox for File Sharing

Mar 05, 2019

In order to better protect personal information, Iowa State University account holders are encouraged to move away from sending attachments by email, and instead share files through the university’s preferred platform, CyBox. 

Iowa State Data Center Undergoing Network Redesign

Mar 04, 2019

As part of Information Technology Services' (ITS) continued efforts to improve customer service and security, Iowa State University’s Data Center will undergo a network redesign over the next three years. The change will better protect user data and more closely align the Data Center with industry best practices.

New Durham Data Center Wall To Reduce Costs, Increase Efficiency

Feb 08, 2019

Iowa State University’s Durham Data Center is expecting to see significant operational savings moving forward, following recent construction of a new modular wall designed to better control airflow within the facility.  

Iowa State Sees Decline in Compromised Accounts Following Okta Rollout

Jan 09, 2019

Less than a year after the implementation of identity and access security platform Okta, the Iowa State University community has experienced a nearly 50 percent decrease in the number of staff and student accounts compromised by phishing, following a seven-year high in 2017.  

ITS Hours Reduced for Winter Break

Dec 16, 2018

All university offices — including those located in Durham Center, ASB, and the Communications Building — as well as the IT Solution Center and all other non-essential services, will be closed Dec. 24 and 25, and Jan. 1.

Revamped ITS Team Ready to Connect with Campus

Dec 12, 2018

Formerly known as the Learning Spaces Team, Information Technology Services’ newly renamed Audiovisual Experience Team (AVXT) hopes to connect with Iowa State’s campus through engaging technology experiences in classrooms and beyond.

CAC Grants $50,000 for College of Design Robotic Arm

Nov 29, 2018
Iowa State University’s Computation Advisory Committee (CAC) recently approved a $50,000 funding request from the College of Design to purchase a robotic arm to advance teaching within the Department of Architecture.

Iowa State Accelerates Research With New HPC Cluster

Nov 15, 2018
A new $1.6 million High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster, called NOVA, was recently installed in Iowa State University’s Durham Data Center to strengthen and support computing-based research and education. 
Over the last 12 years, there have been five major grants used to purchase computing machinery made up of multiple computing engines — also called “cores” — which work together to solve problems faster than a single computer. The first was a $1.2 million cluster called “CyBlue,” purchased in 2006-07 with the assistance of a $600,000 grant.

Iowa State Appoints New Digital Accessibility Coordinator

Nov 08, 2018
Cyndi Wiley, a tenured professor and chair of art and design at Grand View University, has been named Iowa State University’s new digital accessibility coordinator following a nationwide search.