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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


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Service Alerts

A stable workaround for the NIU Wireless issue has been found and service should be fully restored. 3/3/2015 @ 9:40 p.m.

Intermittent issues with NIU Firewall instability may be experienced. DoIT is working with the vendor to find a permanent resolution. Updated - March 3

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 3, 2015 starting at 12:00AM, DoIT will apply the latest patches to all of the GroupWise VM's. This change is scheduled to last 3 hours. This will result in a short delay in mail delivery, lost POP/IMAP connections, dropped webmail connections, and users may have to re-log into Novell Instant Messenger.
On March 7, 2015 starting at 6:00PM the batteries in the PeopleSoft disk storage array will be replaced. This change is scheduled to last 5 hours. This will result in ALL production ERP systems (PeopleSoft student, human resources, financials and the MyNIU portal) and Novell Vibe being unavailable during the maintenance period.
On March 4, 2015 starting at 12:00AM, DoIT will perform maintenance on the GroupWise mobility servers and the Novell Vibe server. This change is scheduled to last 3 hours. GroupWise mobility services will be unavailable during the maintenance window.