Sept. 23: UFIT Updates & Opportunities (GatorBox, myIT, Tech Fair)


Research Computing has launched GatorBox, an enhanced storage option for research.  GatorBox features a dropbox-like interface provided by ownCloud software. The new interface offers a convenient and familiar interface as well as desktop and mobile clients, with simple file sync and share functionality. esearch Computing is hosting a GatorBox training session this Thursday, September 25, beginning at 12:50 p.m. in NPB-Room 2205. If you are unable to attend in person, the session will be broadcast via Adobe Connect. Click here to connect starting at 12:40 p.m. Please contact Research Computing for more information about GatorBox or the training:

Update:  ITSM Initiative

The ITSM initiative is making progress!  For a sneak peek of the new platform, branded “myIT,” click here. Most UFIT units will be utilizing myIT by the end of the fall semester. For information ranging from security roles to training and more, please visit the Resources section of the ITSM website.

Student Tech Fair – Friday, October 10

The UF Student Tech Fair will be held on Friday, October 10 in Tech Plaza — the area in and around Marston Science Library and CSE.  For year one, Tech Fair has been kept to 15 participants (nine distributed IT services, six core IT services) to manage the expectations and scale of the event.  Going forward, we hope to expand Tech Fair and include more of the distributed IT services available for students.  Please encourage students from your area to stop by: a lot of great information will be available.

Save the Dates!

Peer2Peer:  Thursday, October 16
Details announced soon.

Technically Speaking:  Tuesday and Wednesday, November 5-6

Day 1 – University Websites: Utilizing principles of user-centered design and strategic communication.
Day 2 – Mobile User Experience: Essential UX design principles for small-screen websites and apps.
Registration and more details for the two-day 2014 Technically Speaking event will be posted on UFIT News.

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