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Broadband Innovation Grant up to $30,000

The NIUNet Broadband Development Team has created a cutting edge platform for
developing broadband applications.

Do you have an idea for innovative research or product development using high speed
broadband connectivity that addresses the needs of vulnerable populations,
including low-income, the unemployed, and the aged?

Apply for a Broadband Innovation Grant and get up to $30,000 a year for up to
three years to support your project.

Cisco AnyConnect and Microsoft Windows February update conflict

If you downloaded the Microsoft Windows February update and use Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2, AnyConnect will give this error:
Failed to initialize connection subsystem

Microsoft and Cisco are working to resolve this issue.

For more information, see the InfoWorld article 'Failed to initialize connection subsystem' errors with AnyConnect VPN


Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 8

Remember to set your clocks forward one hour this Sunday.

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Service Alerts

Intermittent issues with NIU Firewall instability may be experienced. DoIT is working with the vendor to find a permanent resolution. Updated - March 6

planned maintenance


IT has established a system maintenance window from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Sundays. System availability should not be impacted during the maintenance window unless noted below.

On March 7, 2015 starting at 6:00 PM, MyNIU Student and Portal, PeopleSoft HR and PeopleSoft FMS production systems and Novell Vibe will be unavailable until approximately 11:00 pm due to scheduled maintenance.
On March 6, 2015 starting at 4:30PM, Pinnacle Back Office and Customer Portal will be unavailable for approximately 6 days due to a scheduled upgrade.