MSU-Northern students, faculty and staff - Use the ITS Help Desk as the first point of contact for your technology problems, questions & services!
Information Technology Services Help Desk
Cowan Hall 117B Telephone Support:
ITS will NEVER ask you to send information about your account like passwords or other sensitive personal information via email.
Use MSUN's Network Drives
Why use a Network Drive? A computer’s local hard drive is a mechanical device that can fail. Network drives, on the other hand, are "redundant" - this means the have multiple drives and if one fails the data is shifted to a working drive. Network drives are backed-up regularly...
Did you know...
Did you know that merely by clicking on a link in an email or chat, or opening an attachment, or not having up-to-date software could make it possible for someone to...
» Read all your email or instant messages?
» View your grades or change your course schedule?
» Read or change anything on your computer?
» Read or change anything accessed from your computer?
» Turn on your computer's microphone to listen in on conversations?
» Use your computer for a computer crime for which you may be blamed?
Find out about the risks and how to help keep your computer secure...
How We Can Assist You...
If you need a computer account, have forgotten your password, or have a question about your University desktop computer or the campus phone system, we can help you. The ITS staff can:
- assist Northern faculty, staff, and students with accounts on MSUN's computer systems
- resolve password or other access problems with MSUN servers
- answer questions about supported hardware and software on MSUN desktop and administrative server systems
- monitor network and computer system outages
- repair University-owned and supported hardware for faculty and staff
- answer questions and resolve issues with the campus phone system and voicemail accounts
- the Media & Reprographics Center can do high-speed, color and oversized copying, comb binding, laminating, layout and design, and facilitates METNET (Montana Educational Telecommunications NETwork) Interactive Video System.
Combating Mobile Malware
All smartphone users — as well as enterprise IT teams — need to be aware of the severity of mobile malware and take steps to avoid it. Here are some tips that can help.
Tip #9. Watch what you open
Just as you would with your PC, be careful of any emails, attachments, and URLs you open. This is just good Internet practice. Don't open suspicious attachments or follow links to unfamiliar Web sites.
Navigating this Site
Across the top of each page is a yellow navigation bar that gives you access to all the sections of this Web site.
Below the yellow navigation bar are "breadcrumbs" that show you where the page you are viewing is located in the ITS website. You can use the breadcrumb links to navigate back up through the hierarchy of this website.
The Quick Links box at the top of the left hand column of all the pages provides quick access to frequently used pages.
On most pages below the Quick Links box is an In This Section... box that provides links to all the pages in the particular section of the web site you are currently visiting.
If you can't figure out what section the information you are seeking might be in, try the Site Index.
Yahoo! Technology News
|Wed, 11 Dec 2013 07:04:35 -0500|
Analysis: Some Cisco investors urge an exit from set-top box unit
By Sinead Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc Chief Executive John Chambers is facing growing pressure from investors to exit its television set-top box business, where revenue has been plummeting and profit margins trail the rest of the company. The problem is that there are few obvious buyers for the unit - the former Scientific Atlanta that Cisco bought for $6.9 billion in 2005 - so Chambers might have no choice but to close the business, analysts said. Cisco stunned the market on November 13 by warning that revenue would fall as much as 10 percent this quarter and keep declining for several quarters. It blamed everything from emerging economy weakness and political backlash in China to company-specific problems, such as market share losses in network equipment and declining sales in set-top boxes.
|Wed, 11 Dec 2013 05:56:56 -0500|
India's Reliance, Bharti Airtel sign broad telecoms deal
By Prashant Mehra MUMBAI (Reuters) - Conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd and top mobile operator Bharti Airtel Ltd have agreed to share network infrastructure, as the old adversaries in India's crowded telecoms industry set aside differences to save costs. The companies, headed by longtime rival billionaires, undercut each other during Reliance's last foray into telecoms nearly a decade ago. Reliance's Mukesh Ambani, India's richest person according to Forbes magazine, and Bharti's Sunil Mittal, India's 10th richest, will continue to be rivals in the fast-growing retail market.
|Wed, 11 Dec 2013 07:17:30 -0500|
China bitcoin arbitrage ends as traders work around capital controls
By Gabriel Wildau SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The price gap between bitcoins trading in Chinese yuan and those sold for other currencies has evaporated in recent days, highlighting the porous nature of China's capital controls. Chinese bitcoin chat rooms buzzed last month as investors noticed that the digital currency as sold on China's biggest exchange was more expensive, in dollar terms, than bitcoins traded abroad using dollars, creating a tempting arbitrage play. Traders could earn profits by buying bitcoins using dollars on a foreign exchange such as Mt. ...