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Notre Dame Named Winner of E&I Cloud Leadership Award

Author: Lenette Votava

The University of Notre Dame was the recipient of an E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) Cloud Leadership Award on Oct. 16 during a ceremony at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Notre Dame’s Office of Information Technologies (OIT) received an award in the Public/Private Cloud Security category for creating an AWS (Amazon Web Services) account governance and security model that ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the cloud. The model utilizes native AWS services to monitor, audit and integrate with other enterprise tools such as Service Now to securely manage accounts.

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Sharpen Your Skills with Fall/Winter OIT Training Classes

Author: Lenette Votava

Do you want to sharpen your skills with popular computer applications and tools? Whether you’re trying to learn apps needed for your job, looking for a better solution for a process, or just want to increase your skill set, OIT training classes have something for you.

And remember—you can list classes you take as professional development in Endeavor. Here’s a look at the OIT training classes for the rest of the semester:

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Sharpen Your Skills with OIT Training Classes in November

Author: Lenette Votava

Do you want to sharpen your skills with popular computer applications and tools? Whether you’re trying to learn apps needed for your job, looking for a better solution for a process, or just want to increase your skill set, OIT training classes have something for you this November.

And remember—you can list classes you take as professional development in Endeavor. Here’s a look at the OIT training classes in November:…

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What You Can Do To Protect Your Data

Author: Lenette Votava

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This annual event is designed to educate and empower people to use the Internet safely and securely. Take a closer look at this article with tips on how you can increase your online knowledge and safety.


We all have a responsibility to know basic information security protections to safeguard data and prevent those data from being mishandled:…

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Peace of Mind Online

Author: Lenette Votava

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This annual event is designed to educate and empower people to use the Internet safely and securely. Take a closer look at this article with tips on how you can increase your online knowledge and safety.


Your online activity is an important part of your life each day. To minimize risks online at work and at home, here are some basic tips to help you stay secure.…

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Sharpen Your Skills with OIT Training Classes in October

Author: Lenette Votava

Do you want to sharpen your skills with popular computer applications and tools? Whether you’re trying to learn apps needed for your job, looking for a better solution for a process, or just want to increase your skill set, OIT training classes have something for you this October.  And remember—you can list classes you take as professional development in Endeavor.…

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OIT Offers New Spreadsheets Training Classes

Author: Lenette Votava

This fall, the OIT training class schedule includes two new spreadsheet classes that cover both Excel 2019 and Google Sheets. You can build and diversify your spreadsheet skills through learning the key aspects of working with data in spreadsheets and discovering the “how-to” in both applications. As an added bonus, these classes are now free of charge.…

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Wired Network Registration on 9-17-19

Author: Lenette Votava

The following message applies to all faculty and staff who use a desktop and laptop computer connected to the University network with a wired connection or docking station.

On Tuesday, September 17,  at 6:00 am (ET), if you use a wired network connection, you will need to log into your account in order to gain access to the correct network connection. On that day and every 90 days after, you will be asked to enter your username (NetID) and password, then reboot your computer in order to maintain connectivity and increase the security of the network.…

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Top Tips When Using Okta

Author: Lenette Votava

Okta is the new two step login service at Notre Dame. Here are some valuable tips to help you set your Okta login preferences and maintain your new Okta account:

  • Set up at least two devices/methods in your Okta account in case something happens to the primary device you use to complete the two step login process. The OIT recommends setting up the Okta Verify mobile app, and at least one other option. Instructions are available in this knowledgebase article

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The New OKTA Two Step Login Service Is Now Live

Author: Lenette Votava

All faculty, staff and students will begin using the new Okta two step login service on Monday, July 29.

When logging in to access Notre Dame services like your Gmail account, Google Apps, Sakai, Box, etc., you will see the new Okta new login screen that features the golden dome against blue sky. Just login as you normally would, and complete the two step login process with one of your enrolled devices.…

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IT Maintenance Affecting Most ND Services Begins on 7-27-19

Author: Lenette Votava

Beginning Saturday, July 27, at 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. (ET) Sunday, July 28, Office of Information Technologies (OIT) systems engineers will switch the authentication for virtually all Notre Dame IT services to Okta.

Virtually all IT services will be intermittently unavailable for some or all of the maintenance period. Some of the most commonly used services that will be affected include:…

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ND Ranks 13th Among Large Organizations in Computerworld 2019 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT

Author: Lenette Votava

Recognized for the seventh year in a row, the University of Notre Dame ranks 13th among large organizations in IDG's Computerworld’s 2019 Best Places to Work in IT, and one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation.

All organizations will be included in coverage on Computerworld.com

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Enroll in Okta—the New Two Step Login Service Before July 29

Author: Lenette Votava

The University will transition to a new two step login service called Okta this summer. It will replace the current login screen and Duo services that allow faculty, staff and students to access Notre Dame services like Gmail, Google Apps, InsideND, Sakai, Box, etc.

The campus community is encouraged to enroll in Okta before it goes live on Monday, July 29

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Two Step Login Travel Tips

Author: Lenette Votava

When you are away from campus, it is important that you are prepared to use two step login. If you are traveling in the U.S. or internationally and need access to your Notre Dame Gmail account, Google Apps, InsideND, Sakai, Box, etc., the OIT recommends following these tips before you leave:

  • Review the IT security recommendations for international travel to make sure your devices are properly prepared to minimize risk when traveling abroad. Details are available at: ntrda.me/TravelSecurely

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Make Informed Decisions with dataND

Author: Lenette Votava

At Notre Dame, data informs strategy and decision making. DataND, is an aggregate of valuable institutional data available to the campus community in a secure and effective way.

DataND allows you to access, combine, explore and understand Notre Dame’s institutional data like never before. It offers:

  • Easy-to-read reports and graphics to help tell your story

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New Two Step Login Service to Replace Duo in July

Author: Lenette Votava

The University will transition to a new two step login service called Okta this summer. It will replace the current Duo service that allows you to access ND services like Gmail, Google Apps, Sakai, Box, etc.

Everyone is encouraged to enroll in Okta before it goes live on Monday, July 29. Enrolling now will ensure immediate access to your Gmail account and ND services on go-live day. Enrollment instructions are available at: oit.nd.edu/okta

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