In 2017, all faculty and staff will be upgraded from the current version of Exchange to Office 365 in the cloud. At its core, Office 365 is the same suite of Office products and services you recognize, now provided through the cloud. It includes Email (Exchange/Outlook/Outlook Web App), Storage (OneDrive), Collaboration tools (Skype for Business, Sharepoint), Productivity software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and more in an integrated product offering.
IT leadership with the support of the Board of Visitors has undertaken a security enhancement program aimed at fortifying the security of data and information stored on University resources and aiding in the prevention of future cyber attacks.
Enhancing UVA Research Capabilities
UVA ITS is partnering with the Data Science Institute and the UVA School of Medicine to provide faculty with a new Protected Data Analytics Cluster named "Ivy." This equipment enables analysis of Health System, Medical School Data, and other sensitive information that cannot be analyzed on existing High Performance Computing platforms due to security restrictions. This new computing environment is highly flexible and operates as an on-site secure computing cloud that can be reconfigured to support various research groups.