VUMC IT Blog

Dell's August Flash Sale: 48 hours!

Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are eligible to participate in Dell's August Flash Sale! The 48-hour event starts Tuesday, August 4th at 7 a.m. and runs through 7 a.m., Thursday, August 6th. Members save 10% on high performance computers and select electronics and accessories. Shop at www.Dell.com/VUMC.

Look for new protected health information label in Pegasus

The Pegasus platform you use to submit tickets and requests is getting a new “PHI Label” feature the week of July 20. The label is designed to help users do their job more securely and will allow Pegasus users who submit a ticket containing protected health information (PHI) to identify the ticket as sensitive by adding a label. This improvement helps all VUMC employees who handle PHI when they work, enables VUMC to meet internal and external audit standards, and allows the Pegasus system to generate reports for overseeing PHI-related activity.

Automatic forwarding of email to be disabled on July 15

VUMC’s workforce members are diligent about the security of VUMC data, but email remains a significant avenue for threats to VUMC users and data, and automatic forwarding of email increases the likelihood of VUMC data inadvertently being sent to external locations.

MATLAB Academy

The VUMC Software Store offers a campus-wide license for MATLAB, Simulink, and companion products. VUMC IT recovers cost each year by billing departments based on usage. The site license includes: Access to the desktop versions of MATLAB, Simulink, and 96 toolboxes Online training through MATLAB Academy Technical support Access to MATLAB Online 5 GB of cloud storage on MATLAB Drive To download MATLAB:

PrismAcademy

Graphpad now offers several courses free-of-charge through PrismAcademy, an online training portal.  Courses include:

Prism 8.4.3

Graphpad released Prism 8.4.  See https://www.graphpad.com/support/faq/prism-840-release-notes/ for the list of new features. To update: Launch Prism Navigate to the Help menu and click Check for Updates You will be able to install the latest version Contact software.store@vumc.org if you have questions or need more information.

Get new Zoom release 5.0 with enhanced security

Zoom 5.0, with enhanced encryption, is ready to download now. Get it before May 30, 2020, or you will not be able to start or join a Zoom meeting until you have updated your version of Zoom.

Stay IT savvy when working from home

We have thousands of VUMC employees supporting our front-line clinicians and staff from home offices. Information Technology wants to remind you about a few ways to keep your device running smoothly and ensure uninterrupted access to VUMC systems and resources.