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In Information Systems & Technology (IST) we strive to provide effective information systems, technology and services in support of learning, teaching, research and administrative needs.

On our site you'll find information on the IT services and resources available to students, faculty and staff; IST and campus-wide IT projects and initiatives; and information on our continuous efforts to provide an exceptional IT environment on campus.

  1. Jan. 19, 2018Email security alert - January 19

    What is happening? The IST security team has been made aware of a phishing attempt being sent to several University of Waterloo email accounts. If you receive an email that appears to be from Alexis J. Corriette, please do not click on any links within the message and be sure to delete the email. IST is investigating to determine a way to prevent further emails from reaching users.

    Contact soc@uwaterloo.ca if you have opened the attachment or followed any links that may have been in the email.

  2. Jan. 18, 2018IST announces 2017 Annual Report

    Celebrating our 2017 achievements

    IST is please to share the first IST Annual Report. The 2017 report highlights a number of achievements from the past year and their impact on various areas of campus. The stories we’ve chosen show ‘IT’ is not just about technology and systems, but supporting and engaging our community in their work and study. I hope you find the report both informative and fun to read. 

  3. Jan. 15, 2018Skype for Business (S4B) maintenance – January 15

    What is happening? Patches will be applied to virtual host systems that the Skype EC2 pool is hosted on as a result of guidance from VMWare regarding the latest CPU exploits. All three servers will be shut down, the host will be updated and then the front end will be restarted.

    Note: This maintenance is being done prior to the Skype MC data centre maintenance happening this week to prevent any further complications with this required patch work.

    When is this happening?  Monday, January 15 from 10:00 p.m. to midnight.

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