OIT News and Announcements

  • SERVICE UPDATE: Duo Security for Google and Microsoft Environments Coming May 26, 2022   May 12, 2022, 1:14 PM CDT

    Upcoming small changes to how you login to your Rice Google and Microsoft accounts.

  • SECURITY: Email Forwarding Update   May 6, 2022, 1:40 PM CDT

    Be advised that Google, Adobe, Oracle (Rice iO), NSF, Fidelity, and other 3rd party systems have elevated their security posture and email sender verification systems, which may result in emails which are automatically forwarded from your Rice email to external email services, such as Gmail, being blocked from delivery to you.  For example, emails for Adobe signatures, and notices from the NSF, TIAA, Fidelity, and likely many other sources that are sent to your Rice email account, will not properly forward to your personal Gmail account.  

  • ADVICE: Traveling with Technology   May 3, 2022, 10:29 AM CDT

    Traveling internationally this summer? Follow these precautions to protect your data and Rice resources.

  • SERVICE UPDATE: Home Drive (U: drive) Storage Service Decommission (ongoing)   May 3, 2022, 10:28 AM CDT

    The process of decommissioning the personal home drive (known as the U: drive) started in December 2021. OIT has publishing guides for self-migration and can offer assisted or automated migrations to alternative cloud storage locations. (NOTE: Group or Departmental storage drives are not part of these service changes.)

  • SERVICE UPDATE: Google Workspace Storage Limitations (deadline 12-2022)   May 3, 2022, 10:28 AM CDT

    Google Workspace is no longer provide unlimited storage to education customers. Under the new agreement, the Google Workspace for Education storage for Rice must now be limited for all faculty, staff, students and visitors. Beginning December 2021 Rice OIT will begin notifying individuals who exceed the new quotas and provide assistance to migrate Google Drive items to an alternative service.

  • SERVICE UPDATE: Box Storage Limitations Increased   May 3, 2022, 10:29 AM CDT

    Rice Box, our enterprise cloud-based storage and collaboration service has recently changed its storage limitations. The quota limits have been increased for current faculty, staff, and students.

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