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Office of Information Technology News

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is the central unit responsible for supporting the academic, research, and administrative aims of the campus through the effective use of technology.

Current Information Technology News

Rakitha Perera sits with his hands clasped in front of him.
People | July 23, 2019

"So good" describes both the work ethic that helped earn Rakitha Perera one of the President's Classified Employee of the Year awards and his favorite karaoke song.

Isabelle and Cam Johnson
Campus News | November 9, 2016

Cam and Isabelle Johnson's hefty to-do lists for the Presidential Debate made their fall feel like "Groundhog Day."

Trish Harrison and Elvis Rowe speak
Campus News | October 20, 2016

And without OIT's Elvis Presley Rowe, the thousands of journalists who descended on campus wouldn't have had networking services.

People | July 9, 2014

The IT Help Desk supervisor's main goal: Being invisible to you.

Campus News | December 14, 2012
App gives Rebels an easy way to view class info and stay connected to campus.
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Campus News | July 26, 2011

The UNLV Office of Information Technology recently discovered what may have been unauthorized activity on a university desktop computer dating to 2008. The computer included names and social security numbers of approximately 2,000 current and former employees who had computer loans and other transactions with the UNLV Controller's Office.

Information Technology In The News

Las Vegas Sun
January 18, 2020

No matter who you are, the private information you have stored online is valuable, and cybercriminals want to access it. In the first half of 2019, data breaches exposed more than 4.1 million private records, according to Risk Based Security, a cybersecurity company specializing in data breach research.

Ed Scoop
May 9, 2018

As students prepare to leave campus to recharge or explore internship opportunities, college and university IT departments can take advantage of the relative quiet on campus to explore their own IT opportunities and embracing IT modernization.

AV Technology
March 2, 2018

Nearly five years ago the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Office of Information Technology embarked on an infrastructure overhaul of its 332-acre main campus—to the tune of $17 million.

Campus Technology
December 1, 2016

The Classroom Technology Services (CTS) team at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Office of Information Technology had two primary motives for getting a better handle on tech usage on campus: 1) Combination VHS-DVD players weren't exactly cutting edge, yet some faculty continued to rely on them; and 2) Some instructors tended to forget that electricity costs money, leaving equipment switched on when they walk out of the classroom.

October 26, 2016

In mid-October, red, white, and blue bunting hung from balconies around the University of Nevada at Las Vegas campus. A red banner saying, "UNLV: Different, Daring, Diverse," hung from the entrance to the campus hotel school, where staffers from several major networks would stay.

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Recent Information Technology Accomplishments

January 29, 2019
Scott Menter and Frank Alaimo (both Office of Information Technology) will present at the Integrated Systems Europe conference in Amsterdam next month. They will discuss the classroom technology services team's experience building an enterprise audiovisual system for the university as part of the "What's Next ... Higher Education Integrated...
November 7, 2017
The Classroom Technology Services department within the Office of Information Technology has been featured in an AVIXA case study for their innovative use of data that has saved the university an estimated $77,000 annually. The case study, UNLV Uses Data to Highlight the Value of a Well-managed AV Operation, explores how the department used data...
December 14, 2016
Matt Bernacki (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) and Cam Johnson (Office of Information Technology) headed a research team of UNLV staff and students that has won a 2016 Splunk Public Sector Innovation Award. The group received the Mission Award for Education during the Splunk GovSummit Conference in Washington, D.C., last month. The...
August 11, 2016
The Classroom Technology Services (CTS) department of the office of information technology has been featured in a higher education case study by Crestron. The case study explores how CTS has helped minimize “lost” class time due to technological issues by standardizing equipment, implementing monitoring tools, and developing a custom-made touch-...
October 8, 2015
Frank Alaimo (Office of Information Technology) coordinated the development and installation of a new video wall in the cardio area of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC). The new wall implements cutting-edge technology that is beautiful to look at while offering diverse functionality and reduced maintenance costs. It would be an...