Technology — it's a wonderful thing.
umTech is your starting point for Information Technology Services here at the UofM. We're here because technology is such a huge part of the college experience.;No matter what your comfort level is with using advanced technologies, umTech will help you get up to speed. We want you to be able to learn, teach, work, and stay connected through technology at the University of Memphis.
We answer your calls, visit staff and faculty offices, meet with you online or in our office to discuss technology. We also fix problems and host training sessions that could improve your performance and productivity. We will help you wrap your brain around the most innovative campus tools. With our help, you will be using technology to create, learn, explore, teach, and conduct business.
Vendor Decommission of umDrive
umDrive service has been a place to store information, organize files, and support courses since 1998. On December 31, 2019, we will say goodbye to umDrive as we decommission it. But, we wouldn’t leave you without an alternative.
We encourage all faculty, staff, and students to begin moving their files to the University’s OneDrive service, a powerful storage and collaboration platform created by Microsoft. With OneDrive, you can share documents and other files with colleagues both within and outside of the University. OneDrive offers everyone 5TB (terabytes) of available storage space. Syncing your files to your OneDrive provides a secure and safe backup that can be accessed online.
While OneDrive is a comprehensive online service, additional services may be a better fit for your storage needs. Visit memphis.edu/umdrive, our website detailing those services and the corresponding solutions for which they are typically used.
If you have any questions, please submit a ticket at helpdesk.memphis.edu or contact the Service Desk at 901.678.8888. Local Support Providers are available to help faculty and staff directly with any migration questions.
Duo Account Security
Duo Multi-factor Authentication is required for all employees. Multi-factor authentication strengthens the protection of your information by adding a step to confirm your identity when you access certain UofM services and sites.
Full DUO Documentation
OneDrive Available to All UofM Employees
Did You Know OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage service, is available for all UofM employees? This service provides a solution for sharing documents with internal and external (non-UofM) colleagues while working on research, class projects or administrative collaboration. OneDrive has 5TB (terabytes) of available storage space. See IT6005 Campus Data Security Policy and the ITS Data Storage Guidelines for usage guidelines. To access OneDrive, visit the webmail site and log in using your email and password. Look for the App Launcher (nine tiles in a square) at the upper left of the screen, near the Office 365 logo. Select OneDrive and let the collaboration begin.
Faculty and staff also can place a service request with their LSP (local service provider) to install and link OneDrive to their desktop. Synching all of your files to your OneDrive provides a safe backup that can be accessed online.
Information Technology Services will conducted an upgrade of our telecommunications infrastructure this summer. The upgrade will provide several benefits including: improved reporting and analytics for call centers, additional support for voice-over-IP (VOIP), lower monthly operating costs, decreased capital expenditures for equipment replacement, security upgrades and future savings related to cloud-based technologies.
Major components of the upgrade project were performed during periods of low-call volumes in order to minimize campus impact. No hardware changes were made to office phones as part of this upgrade. Updates and additional information will be provided when the project plan is finalized.