Alert Information

 Yellow:  Application Alert


Monday, Oct 10, 2016 • 8:39 AM chperry

Information Services is discontinuing the use of the Messagenet Paging Application on December 31, 2016. Paging functionality will be available to users through a combination of the Amcom Smartweb application- http://amcomwb3.utmb.edu/smartweb/ and Microsoft Outlook. If you are currently using Messagenet Paging Application for paging, please contact the Information Services Service Desk @ 409-772-5200 or ishelp@utmb.edu to arrange an appointment to discuss options for replacement. If your request needs to be expedited contact Chris Perry via email – chperry@utmb.edu This information is also posted here - https://www.utmb.edu/is/isbusops/SoftwareStandards.aspx

Internet Explorer 11 Update

Friday, Oct 7, 2016 • 2:45 PM joreily

Internet Explorer 11 is the last version of Internet Explorer, and at this time, the only version that will continue to receive security updates, compatibility fixes, and technical support on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware, helping to keep users and their data safer. Regular security updates help protect computers from malicious attacks, so upgrading and staying current is critical. Additionally, Internet Explorer 11 offers improved security, increased performance, better backward compatibility, and support for the web standards that power today’s websites and services. UTMB computers that do not already have Internet Explorer 11 will automatically be updated during the months of November and December. If after this update you
experience a technical issue with a website that was working prior to the change, please call the UTMB Service Desk at extension 25200 or email ishelp@utmb.edu.

 Yellow:  Network Alert

Scheduled Wireless Network Maintenance

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 • 7:09 AM hvsmith

On 12/07/2016, 07:15 to 08:00 hours the wireless network in the following buildings will be unavailable due to system maintenance. All portable devices, computers, and other wireless-connected devices will not connect to the network during this time-frame.

1. J.S. Annex Old Children (8)
2. J.S. Annex John Sealy Hospital (9)
3. John Mccullough (11)
4. Emergency Room (64)
5. J.S. Hospital (90)
6. Clinical Science (7)

Once upgrade is complete, some clients may have to reboot there computer to reconnect to Wi-Fi on UTMBa and UTMBWiFi. Mobile users using smart devices like mobile phones, iPad & tablets may have to tell their device to forget UTMBa or UTMBWiFi wireless and reconnect.

Emergency Communications

Disaster/Weather Emergencies

In the event of a disaster or emergency weather conditions, please refer to the following lines of communication for more information:

  • Call the UTMB hotline at (409) 77-ALERT (772-5378); or
  • Call the UTMB main operator at (409) 772-1011.
  • Information is also available via the web at www.utmb.edu/alert. Should the UTMB web server go down, a second server is in place as a backup and will be available via UTMB's normal URL: www.utmb.edu.  Additionally, an informational site will be activated at www.utmbinfo.com.
  • See www.utmb.edu/emergency_plan for UTMB Health Emergency Operations Plans.
  • Monitor local television and radio stations including KPRC/950 AM, KTRH/740 AM and KIKK/96 FM in Houston.

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