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September 18
Job Postings in STARS: 9/18

Switchboard/Telephone Operator I (temporary, benefits eligible position lasting approx. 24 months) – closes September 22, 2014

Enterprise Database Specialist (DBA) – Open until filled
 
Please visit the UTSA Human Resources page to view all available positions:
September 18
OIT Managers Attended 5th Annual EFM IT Symposium

Director of Customer Service and Operations Support, Ben Garcia; Support Services Manager, Frank Maniscalco; Executive and Director of Enterprise Systems, Bryan Wilson attended the 5th annual EFM(Executive Function Management) IT Symposium, September 10 in San Antonio, TX. The symposium is part of a series of EFM IT Symposium conferences held throughout the United States. The symposium provides opportunities for IT leaders to gather and explore new ways to collaborate, maintain competitive advantage, and celebrate achievements and innovations in IT.

Ben Garcia presented a session on Leveraging Cloud Endpoint Backup Strategies to Protect, Backup, and Manage End User Data. Garcia’s presentation promoted “UTSA’s new way of protecting and managing Users’ endpoint data and the benefits achieved from a customer satisfaction and support efficiency perspective (efmevents.com/2014/sanantonio/agenda).”

The session discussed UTSA’s efforts to improve protection, backup, and management of University end user data by redeveloping of the end-point data management strategy, refocusing its network and staff resources, and implementing a new private cloud backup solution for the enterprise.

To view the PowerPoint Show from the Leveraging Cloud Endpoint Backup Strategies to Protect Backup, and Manage End User Data presentation click here.

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September 16
OIT Director is Panelist at North San Antonio Business Technology Series


OIT Director of Customer Service and Operations Support, Ben Garcia, served as a panelist at the North San Antonio Business Technology Series on September 10.

The session entitled, Mobile Desktop of the Future presented a discussion of workspace solutions including trends in devices, future roadmaps, and apps & productivity. The presentation provided information on how people spend their time both at home and at work and best practices for mobile technology strategies.

To view the PowerPoint Show from the Mobile Desktop of the Future panel click here.

September 16
Save the Date: State of the University Address September 30


The annual State of the University Address is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30 at 3 p.m. in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the UTSA Main Campus. A livestream will also be available at utsa.edu/state if you are unable to attend in person.

UTSA President Ricardo Romo will discuss the milestones UTSA has reached this year, as well as new initiatives for the university to reach Tier One status.

For more details read the full story at UTSA Today.

September 12
UTSA Educational Experience Film Festival 2014 Submission Deadline September 19


UTSA Video Production

The UTSA Educational Experience Film Festival (E2F2) will be accepting entries until Friday, September 19.  E2F2 is a joint venture between the Online Learning and Video Production groups of the Office of Educational Technology at UTSA. The “best” entry in each category will receive a $250 Visa gift card!

Submissions will be considered for entry in one of the 5 judged categories: Best Instructional Innovation, Best Research Communication, Best Documentary or Interview, Best Student Project, and Best Vine Video. The ideal submission will have been produced no earlier than January 1st, 2013, be less than 10 minutes in length, and have UTSA or teaching and learning as a main concept. Special consideration will be given to entries that were produced before 2013 that feature innovative instruction or document transformational learning.

The idea behind the festival is to recognize and celebrate the works produced by the UTSA community. E2F2 hopes to engage the academic community in way that will continue to inspire the creation of innovation and impactful videos and digital films.

Additional information on E2F2 is available at their website E2F2.utsa.edu.

Connect online with UTSA Office of Information Technology on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

September 12
Free Training and Personal Development Classes Available to UTSA Faculty and Staff



This week, UTSA Human resources distributed the Fall 2014 Newsletter & Class Schedule. There are hundreds of free training and personal development opportunities available for faculty and staff. There is a course to fit your personal development goals, from a personal development series based on the popular Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to courses to develop technical software and database skills.

Furthermore, OIT will teach two SharePoint 2013 training sessions in October. This course is a great opportunity for new SharePoint team site users to develop basic skills to navigate their sites and increase collaboration with their team.

For more informationr visit the MyTraining website or call 210-458-4658.

Connect online with UTSA Office of Information Technology on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

September 12
President Romo Receives Civilian Service Honor from Military


Congratulations President Romo!

UTSA President Ricardo Romo was honored by the United States Army North with the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal. President Romo received the award at Fort Sam Houston this week in appreciation of the services and support UTSA provides for the military and their families.

Read the full article UTSA President Romo receives Outstanding Civilian Service Medal from U.S Army North on UTSA Today for details.

Connect online with UTSA Office of Information Technology on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

September 12
Job Postings in STARS: 9/12

Enterprise Database Specialist (DBA) - Open until filled

Please visit the UTSA Human Resources page to view all available positions.

http://www.utsa.edu/hr/jobs/
September 05
Email Scams Highlighted in Latest Get IT Episode


With the increased use of technology as a form of communication, the need to be informed on how to protect your information has also grown. Email scams are becoming more prevalent and are not always filtered into the JUNK mailbox automatically.

The latest GET IT episode provides strategies for recognizing email scams and tips for preventing identity theft. Visit the Get IT webpage to watch the Email Scams episode and other videos from the series.

Check out the entire Get IT video series to keep up with the most up to date technology information and useful tips. Get IT provides useful information for everyone at UTSA in getting the most out of technology at school, work, or home.

Connect online with UTSA Office of Information Technology on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

September 05
Job Postings in STARS: 9/5

Enterprise Database Specialist (DBA) - Open until filled

Please visit the UTSA Human Resources page to view all available positions.

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