IT News

Wed, 12/21/2016
Many in the MIT community will be taking vacation at this time of year. If you’re in that group, you may want to set up automatic replies for your email and MITvoip phone. These can help direct your correspondents or callers to someone who can assist them in your absence.
Fri, 11/18/2016
If you run a board, committee, or group, you know it can be a challenge to plan meetings and keep members informed of changes. This is true even if you meet only once a year. Fortunately, there’s software that can make a difference. BoardEffect, a cloud-based platform, optimizes the...
Tue, 09/22/2015
What is it?:  Duo, is a two-factor authentication application that uses cellphones, landlines and smartphones as an "Approve" or "Deny" system to identify users. Two-factor authentication is an effective and increasingly common way of safeguarding against security attacks,...
Fri, 08/28/2015
IS&T is pleased to announce the availability of the Qualtrics service for use by the MIT community. Qualtrics is an enterprise survey tool that lets you collect and analyze survey data online via a web browser or mobile app, and collaborate on surveys with other Qualtrics users at MIT. Visit...
Thu, 08/27/2015
IS&T is pleased to announce the availability of LastPass Enterprise service for use by the entire MIT community. LastPass is a password management system that removes the inconvenience of remembering all of your passwords, and the insecurity of using the same passwords for multiple sites or...
Wed, 08/12/2015
Sophos Anti-Virus is ending support for Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and 10.7 (Lion) on October 31, 2015. Computers running these operating systems will stop receiving Sophos updates after that date. Information regarding this change can be found here. In addition, Apple has stopped releasing...
Mon, 07/27/2015
MIT personal web certificates will are set to expire on July 31, 2015 and will require renewal. Renewal of personal web certificates is not automatic. To ensure continued access to MIT's secure web applications, such as Atlas, Benefits, SAPweb, WebSIS, and software downloads, please plan to...
Wed, 06/24/2015
MIT IS&T recommends that all users update Flash Player ASAP. This update addresses a serious vulnerability in Adobe Flash that allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable host. This vulnerability affects the Windows, Macintosh and Linux versions of Adobe Flash as...
Thu, 05/07/2015
Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) is pleased to announce the availability of the Office 365 (O365) Mobile platform to the MIT community. Office Mobile apps let you create, edit, view, and print Office documents (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) from your mobile device. With an O365...
Fri, 04/03/2015
IS&T has recently announced the availability of two pieces of BE relevant software, SnapGene and PyMOL. SnapGene is molecular biology software for editing, annotating and sharing plasmid maps. SnapGene allows users to easily plan and simulate DNA manipulations, visualize reading frames and...