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Protect Against Identity Theft: Shred IT Day

Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) will host Shred IT Day on Thursday, January 21, from 10am – 2pm in the Gates lobby of the Stata Center (Building 32). Get rid of all your old hard drives, thumb drives, CDs, digital tapes and unneeded documents that might contain sensitive data.

IS&T: The Transformation Continues

With the move to IS&T v1.5, John Charles encourages teams to embrace the concept of bimodal IT, with some work managed for agility and some for stability. This approach, combined with an agile mindset, enables teams to use whatever method best fits a particular task or project, whether it’s scrum, waterfall, Kanban, or storyboards.

Security FYI Newsletter: November 13, 2015

IS&T publishes this newsletter for the communication of periodic security advice, virus alerts, safe computing tips and other kinds of IT security information to the MIT community. More information on IT Security at MIT can be found at

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IS&T’s New Project Portfolio Management Tool Reflects Agile Mindset

The PPMO team embraces rapid, iterative development to quickly spin up a new tool to bring greater efficiency and transparency to the process of managing the department’s portfolio of projects.

IS&T Releases SAPgui 7.40; Users Must Upgrade Before December 14

IS&T is pleased to announce the release of SAPgui 7.40 for the Windows and Mac OS platforms. This release is part of MIT’s migration to HANA, SAP’s next-generation in-memory database.

IS&T Releases Beta Version of Microsoft Office Professional 2016

IS&T is pleased to announce the release of Microsoft Office Professional 2016 (Beta). It is available free of charge to members of the community through MIT's Microsoft Campus Agreement (MSCA).

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IS&T Leadership Talks with The Atlantic About Openness vs. Security at Universities

IS&T’s John Charles and Mark Silis were quoted in a recent article in The Atlantic that examines the complicated trade-offs involved in securing campus networks. 

IS&T Talks About Transformation and Integration at MuleSoft Summit Conference

Technical Architect Steve Turner recently talked about MIT IS&T’s transformation and the role that the MuleSoft integration platform has played in it.

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IS&T Makes Available CrowdStrike’s Falcon Host

CrowdStrike Falcon Host is next-generation endpoint protection software that helps to secure Windows, Mac, and Linux systems by looking for known bad behaviors instead of just known bad or infected files.

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IS&T Shows Off New Tech at Poster Session

The recent Collaborating for MIT's Future Poster Session was a chance for IS&T and other MIT administrative departments to show off some of their latest and most interesting initiatives.