News

July 23, 2021

Hello One IT,

Google will be applying a Google Drive security update on September 13, 2021. They will directly email the owners of the files impacted by this update (some of you may be included) with more specifics. We expect approximately 1/3rd of our Google users to receive one of these messages. Unfortunately, Google has not given us the ability to get a list of the users who own the affected files.

July 20, 2021

IT Colleagues and Campus Partners,

As we prepare to ramp up technical support for instruction at the beginning of fall semester, we are implementing our customary IT change freeze on production changes for UC Berkeley systems. This freeze enables us to provide optimal IT service and systems performance for our campus and minimize potential disruptions during this peak period of activity when our services are in greater demand.

July 15, 2021

eduroam logoAs you return to campus, eduroam is now the primary Wi-Fi service for the best connection and access to the campus network. There are a few steps to follow, but once you have done this the first time, your device should automatically use eduroam whenever you are within an area where it is provided. 

July 14, 2021

Dear Colleagues, 

UC Berkeley remains an active target for ransomware attacks, especially due to our highly visible research activities. Everyday our systems detect dozens of attempted ransomware attacks directed at campus. Your devices and personnel are especially at risk from cyber-criminals looking to profit through ransomware. We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of this threat, encourage you to review our ransomware resources, and to take advantage of our support and services. 

July 9, 2021

June 11, 2021

June 3, 2021

Dear One IT colleagues,

We hope you will join us on Zoom next Wednesday, June 9, from 9 to 11 a.m. for our One IT end-of-year gathering. Simply respond to your bCal invite for the event so we know who is joining us and don’t forget to submit your questions for the campus leaders panel by Friday, June 4. The full program and details are provided below.

May 20, 2021

May 19, 2021

Berkeley News

The COVID-19 pandemic has separated us, but sharing stories about how members of the campus community have been surviving — and even thriving — since spring 2020 can help draw us together. Berkeley News is gathering inspiring personal tales of heartache and triumph related to the coronavirus and will run them periodically. To pitch us your story, send a brief email to news@berkeley.eduCheck out the whole series here.

May 18, 2021

May 14, 2021

UCD Usability Workshop 2021On May 5, 2021 over 130 staff from nine UC campuses and UCOP assembled virtually to discuss usability in software projects.

May 13, 2021

Dear One IT Colleagues, 

We want to highlight some new information and resources the UC Office of the President (UCOP) has put out around the Accellion Breach. 

May 12, 2021

According to We Rate COVID Dashboards, the work of a multi-university assessment team that rates COVID dashboards developed by colleges and universities nationwide, UC Berkeley has achieved an A+ rating. This grade puts us in the top 10 rated dashboards across the nation as well as the highest rated California university. The Dashboards that have been built to date include:

May 3, 2021

graphic for Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2021Digital accessibility isn’t just for coders or web designers. All of us can do something in our daily work to make the world more accessible and inclusive for people who may have disabilities, whether temporary or permanent.

April 27, 2021

One IT colleagues,

On Friday, May 21 at 6 a.m. (this time was updated on May 11), the network team will be performing work to migrate all layer three routing in the Warren Hall Data Center from the existing network core to the newly installed upgraded core. While we attempt to perform all work with as little disruption as possible, the nature of this change will require an expected 30 minute outage for data center connectivity while it is performed.

April 22, 2021

April 21, 2021

bear statue outside Haas School of BusinessUC Berkeley teamed up with Google to launch a building density dashboard that assists space planners with developing and monitoring space usage during the pandemic. Prior to the dashboard, the task of tracking density and space usage was done manually.

April 15, 2021

On Thursday, April 15 at 11 a.m. we hosted a town hall for the campus community on how to protect yourself against identity theft. This was in response to the recent cyberattack impacting the University of California and hundreds of other organizations.

April 13, 2021

IT staff, technologists and interested community,

The Berkeley Campus User-Centered Design Group invites you to the next campus Usability Workshop:

  • Date: Wednesday May 5th 2021
  • Time: 10 – 11:30am
  • Attendees: UC Berkeley staff, students and faculty and guests from the UC system

Agenda:

  • Usability assessment of Berkeley campus projects 
  • Presentation about design systems from guest developers at UC Davis, UCSF and Berkeley. 

To attend, complete this short form: