UBIT keeps you connected by providing services that address
mobile computing needs; access to HUB, a centralized student
services portal; a new web management system, UBCMS and secure
access to the UB Network.
UB’s portal to student services, HUB is a living, breathing,
dynamic environment that provides access to essential student
services and information, e.g. schedules, financial aid,
registration, enrollment information and grading. HUB continues to
develop according to the needs and insights expressed by students
and staff. Native mobile access to HUB providing extensive
functionality is anticipated for the Fall 2013 semester.
Web: UB’s Web management system, UBCMS, is
transforming the way UB communicates not only with its students,
faculty and staff, but also the world. Indeed, the Council for the
Advancement and Support of Education named UB’s new top-level
website the best in the
nation, presenting UB with the Gold award in the 2012 Circle of
Excellence competition. UBCMS continues to offer the power and
utility of a top-class, enterprise-wide Web content management
system ready for widespread university adoption. Continuous effort
is devoted to enhancing features and modules, and plans to support
mobile access to key Web sites are underway.
Campus Network: In today’s knowledge-based
society, network infrastructure is the backbone upon which all of
IT depends. UB enjoys a robust and rapid campus network, including
secure Wi-Fi and wired connectivity throughout the campus.
Nonetheless, the explosion of mobile devices on campus puts
continually increasing demands on network bandwidth. Accordingly, a
top priority for UB IT is the continual expansion of our wired and
wireless bandwidth to keep pace.
The network plan focuses on increased building connection speed,
ever-widening WiFi coverage, including green-spaces, and providing
more bandwidth from our commodity Internet connection. Similarly,
we are working with major cellular telephone service providers to
deploy a distributed antennae system on campus to address signal
propagation issues in many key teaching, learning and residential
areas of campus.