It’s easy to think about information technology as networks and computers, but IT is really the talented people who design, implement and support our technology at UB. On UBIT’s new website, there is a showcase which puts a face and a name on IT in a module we call "IT Faces and Voices," modeled after University Communications' feature.
For example, Adam Zangerle, a Network Engineer responsible for keeping UB connected, talks about never giving up on his goal of returning to UB post-graduation. Felicia Ewert, a Client Technologies Technician, discusses her role in keeping staff and faculty protected and able to do their jobs. Anthony Smith, a Customer Support Analyst, offers a look into supervising the CIT Help Desk. There are several others featured.
IT Faces & Voices stories also offer a glimpse at the hobbies and personal goals of each person, ranging from running marathons to playing music or simply enjoying family time.
Visit About Us to see the "IT Faces and Voices" available so far, and watch for new profiles. If you're an IT staff member interested in being featured, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VITEC Solutions services both personal and department-owned computers and iProduct devices; visit their drop-off depot in the Lockwood 2nd Floor Cybrary or call 800-333-1075. You can also request office pick-up for UB-owned equipment.
iPhone usage by students is up in every UB school. Students in the School of Nursing reported the biggest increase this year- their iPhone usage jumped from 18.6% in 2011 to 45.9% in 2012. Verizon Wireless is currently the carrier of choice of students at UB, with 39% using their service.
In 2012, more students reported connecting to Wi-Fi through UB Secure. 74% reported securely connecting vs. 67% in 2011.
Computing and Information Technology at UB is more than 40 years old. Here’s a look back at the Interface newsletter from March 1980. (Please note: this PDF file includes perturbations natural to the duplication process at the time.)