Tuesday, February 10, 2009 | Volume 26, Number 09| PDF

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The ITSS Customer Service Team, acting on a Transformational Leadership Project (TLP), has identified communication with customers as an opportunity for improvement. ITSS has adopted a new web-based task management system, an open source product called “RT” which is an acronym for “request tracker.” During Spring 2009, RT has replaced the Help Desk problem database. As staff test and tweak the system, more and more of our services will move into it. Customers who visit the TechCenter and/or call the Help Desk may immediately notice email acknowledgment and updates when they report a problem. Over time, ITSS will implement more of the RT system capabilities, including self-service login for customers, replacement of existing web forms, expanded views for IT professionals within their support units, and shared project management capabilities even with external vendors.

In addition to our standard, authenticated wireless service (UMD-Wireless SSID), ITSS has implemented a limited, non-authenticated wireless service for short term guests (UMD-Guest-Wireless SSID). This wireless service is rate-limited and restricted to web-only access (no email, VPN, ftp, access to any authenticated resources such as the Library, etc.). The guest wireless service is available wherever the standard authenticated wireless service is available. The UMD-Guest-Wireless service is provided as a short-term service for temporary guests only. Those who have a U of M Internet ID or are affiliated with the University should use the UMD-Wireless SSID for a full range of services.

administrative NEWS

UMD Stores EXPRESS will feature a sidewalk sale through Feb. 20.

Use the UMD reusable tote bag for 10 purchases and get entered in a drawing for monthly prizes. UMD Stores is proud to support UMD’s “Adding Up To Zero” initiative, visit http://www.addinguptozero.com.

Sign up for and redeem UMD Stores Reward points at www.umdstores.com. A dollar equals one point. Earn a $10 UMD Stores Gift Card after reaching 1000 points. 

Online textbook buyback is available at http://www.umdstores.com.

Jefferson Lines offers daily bus service, year round, from the UMD Campus to the Twin Cities. The weekend “Movie Express” bus service is also available.

For store hours, events, and merchandise visit http://www.umdstores.com. Sale locations vary and some restrictions apply to sales listed.

Campus Events --- This issue

Faculty/Staff News --- This issue

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