IPv6 is the future of Internet and UP Manila is ready for it

Communications done locally and globally through a network via computers require the usage of Internet Protocol (IP) Address. With the impending depletion of IP version 4 (IPv4) which only has about 4 billion plus addresses, IP version 6 (IPv6) is now the next big thing. Known big sites such as Yahoo and Google are now IPv6 capable and experts are expecting v6 traffic to exponentially grow in the coming years.


UP Manila Network Security Appliance Upgrade and Migration

Our firewall and network security hardware upgrade and migration last Saturday August 20, 2016 has been completed. We are currently observing and monitoring possible migration and upgrade impact/s in the UP Manila network including PGH.

If you are experiencing network-related problems, please let us know via IMS hotlines at 5262265/5264193 or via email at ims.netops@post.upm.edu.ph

UPDATE (08/23/2016)
IMS has already resolved the network issues related to our Network Security Appliance upgrade and migration.
If you are still experiencing network-related problems, please let us know via IMS hotlines at 5262265/5264193 or via email at ims.netops@post.upm.edu.ph
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Free Resource: Lucid Chart for Education - Intuitive diagramming for visual learning

Lucid Chart is a free tool for visual communication.
"Lucidchart helps students and educators make diagrams that are useful in the classroom,
like flowcharts, mind maps, UML diagrams, and venn diagrams"

Links and tutorials:
Comprehensive Guide Resources Page - https://www.lucidchart.com/pages/resources
Lucidchart Educational Homepage - https://www.lucidchart.com/pages/usecase/education

Thanks to Dr. Alvina Pauline Santiago for the information on Lucid Chart.

Is your email password like a decade old?

In this age of the Internet, security of online accounts is a must. One such very important type of account is email.

So the question is: Is your email account secure? There are many ways to discuss this but this article delves into one thing -- email password.

Let's take a password security test. Answer the following questions:

How Do I Send Email Using a Different Address?

There may be times when you have to communicate with others on behalf of your office or a group, thus, using your office's or group's email address. You have to configure your email account to make this work. But before you do this, make sure that you are part of the office's or group's mailing list. Check with the head of office or the IMS.

With your Gmail application open (via a web browser), you will see an engine-like or gear icon (at the upper right corner of the application. Click on the icon. And then click on “Settings”. (See Illustration 1)


What is USB 3.0? How do I know whether my computer supports it?

USB 3.0 denotes a better user experience in terms of transfer of data using USB devices. Wikipedia says: "USB 3.0 is the third major version of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard for computer connectivity. Among other improvements, USB 3.0 adds a new transfer mode called "SuperSpeed" (SS), capable of transferring data at up to 5 Gbit/s (625 MB/s), which is more than ten times as fast as the 480 Mbit/s (60 MB/s) high speed of USB 2.0."

So when you buy a new computer, make sure that it has at least one USB 3.0 port.

USB 3.0 image care of Wikipedia.org

New UPM officials visit the IMS

The new officials of UP Manila visited the IMS last November 3, 2014. Visiting the office were Chancellor Carmencita D. Padilla, Vice-Chancellor for Administration Arlene A. Santiago, Vice-Chancellor for Planning and Development Michael L. Tee, and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs Nymia Pimentel-Simbulan.

The officials were first toured around the new home of the IMS. Then, later, they met with the new IMS Director Prof. Ariel S. Betan.

Illegal sharing of copyrighted materials thru UP Manila network

Please be informed that the IMS is monitoring usage of the information technology resources of UP Manila network. This includes identifying users of the UPM network responsible for unauthorized activities such as the downloading and sharing of protected materials. These acts are contrary to the Acceptable Use Policy for Information Technology Resources of the UP System (http://.http://www.upm.edu.ph/aup/).

Use of Video Conferencing Resources at the IMS

To all faculty, students and staff of UP Manila:

The UP Manila IMS would like to inform the UP Manila community that the IMS is offering free use of resources for your video or teleconferencing needs. At its new office at the Information Technology Center at the old NEDA Compound in Padre Faura, the IMS has allocated a room dedicated for the said resources. These resources include faster internet bandwidth and Polycom teleconferencing equipment, desktop computers and LCD monitors.

Information Technology Center inaugurated; new home for the IMS

Committed to the modernization of the environment for instruction, research and administration, the University officials, led by Chancellor Manuel B. Agulto, inaugurated the Information Technology Center (ITC) last September 18, 2014. It is the new home for the IMS.

In his opening remarks, IMS Director Romeo L. Villarta introduced three facilities hosted by the ITC, namely, improved Training Room, CCTV Room and Teleconferencing Room.

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