UK Teams with Gartner, Inc.


UK Teams With Gartner, Inc. to Launch Information Technology Research Portal for Students, Faculty and Staff

Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, has signed an agreement with the University of Kentucky to provide broad intranet access to Gartner's core research content for its students, faculty, and staff on the main campus. To access this research tool go to

Pause Feature Now Available on Echo360


A pause button is now available on both the Mac and Windows version of Echo360 Personal Capture. This is a feature that many individuals had requested. If you currently use Personal Capture, you will see a note when you open the software that a new version is now available. If you choose to update, all of your older captures will still be available on your computer for viewing or publishing. You must update in order to take advantage of the pause feature.

For questions please contact Rex Stidham, Audio Visual Services, 859-323-6455.

UK Information Technology Launches ECM Service


Enterprise Content Management (ECM), a new service provided by UK Information Technology, allows archiving of documents, workflow, document viewing, email integration, and audit trails among other features.

Key benefits of ECM include:

UK Information Technology Launches New AcadTrain Site


UK Information Technology has launched a newly redesigned Academic Technology Training Library at The Academic Technology Training Library is designed to serve as a resource to faculty and teaching assistants. Two of the most popular features are the “Getting Started” tutorials for Blackboard and Adobe Connect and the step-by-step user guides for Echo360 Personal Capture. The site features a new look and new options for searching, sharing, and commenting.

Revised Announcement Concerning Blackberry Devices


An announcement was made two days ago, August 8, 2012, from UKIT which stated Blackberry Enterprises Services would be discontinued effective September 14, 2012.

The services will not be discontinued. Blackberry Enterprise Services will remain intact, and end users will not be affected. We apologize for the confusion.

Please contact Vicki Riddell-Peavler, 859-257-0122, for any other questions or concerns.

Direct Dial International Calling


Effective September 1, 2012 Departments with Cisco Voice Over IP phones will be able to place direct dial international long distance phone calls without using a calling card. The direct dial call will still require the caller to use his/her long distance authorization code.
To facilitate this calling feature, Business Officers must first go SAP PA20 9020 screen and change the current Domestic Long distance selection from 100 to 150 (Domestic & International LD) for each employee they designate as requiring International LD.

Google Apps Extended to Faculty and Staff


Google Apps for University of Kentucky has now been extended to UK faculty and staff. Google Apps accounts, which are optional for faculty and staff, provide access to Google Sites, Talk, Docs, Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, Blogger, Reader, Voice, Code, Picasa and Webmaster Tools. Others may be enabled in the future.

"Big Data" Discussion with IT Futurist Thorton May

POSTED: JUNE 25, 2012

UKIT invites you to a “Big Data” discussion with IT futurist Thornton May on July 17, 2012 from 10:30am-12:30pm in the Student Center Worsham Theater.

Unsurprisingly, the IT industry has created another buzzword: Big Data. This session will separate hype from reality regarding big data systems and will dig deeper into the real-world issues and solutions. Attendees should leave with an understanding of the term, “Big Data,” what UK is doing currently with big data analytics and how UK might implement future “big data” solutions.

UK Awards Supercomputer Contract

POSTED: JULY 25, 2012

The University of Kentucky has awarded a contract to Dell Inc for a new supercomputer cluster to replace our Lipscomb High Performance Computing Cluster, also known as the DLX. The University put out an RFP on March 29 and received five responses. After a thorough assessment by an evaluation committee of faculty and IT administrators, Dell's proposal was chosen as the best fit for our needs, within our budget, and the most flexible proposal overall.


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