Office of the UCIO

HUIT loves Year Up!

March 24, 2016

HUIT has again partnered with Year Up,  a Boston-based non-profit organization whose mission is to create professional opportunities for talented and motivated young adults who lack access to higher education and careers that could provide them with a living wage.

HUIT is… Read more about HUIT loves Year Up!

HUIT's FY15 Accomplishments

July 20, 2015

Harvard University Information Technology had its most successful year ever in FY 2015. Hundreds of critical University priorities were met, and many unexpected but essential needs were responded to. Below is a selection of HUIT's accomplishments, organized by area.    

Architecture & Engineering

- Created Enterprise Architecture vision

- Completed Enterprise Architecture approach

- Determined Enterprise Architecture interoperability current state

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CIO Anne Margulies Receives Leadership Award

June 18, 2015

Vice President and University CIO Anne Margulies was honored with the 2015 BostonCIO Leadership Award at a ceremony held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel on June 17.

The award from the BostonCIO Leadership Association is given to an individual in the Boston CIO community

Welcome Alan Wolf to HUIT!

March 19, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Alan Wolf as Managing Director of Academic Technology Services (AcTS) for HUIT, effective May 18, 2015.

Alan comes to us from the University of Wisconsin, where he is currently the Assistant CIO for Advanced Computing Infrastructure in the Office of Vice Provost for Information Technology and CIO, and where he also serves as a senior consultant for academic technology. At Wisconsin, Alan has worked with faculty on integrating technology into their curricula and led the development of shared… Read more about Welcome Alan Wolf to HUIT!

Guidance on the “Heartbleed” Internet security vulnerability

April 11, 2014

The following is the text of a message sent to the Harvard Community by HUIT.

Earlier this week, a security flaw dubbed “Heartbleed” was discovered in one of the most common security protocols on the Internet. I am writing to provide guidance on how to protect yourself from this flaw. 

What is “Heartbleed?”

Heartbleed is not a virus, but a security flaw. It weakens or removes the privacy of information sent between a web browser and a web server. If this flaw were exploited, credentials such as usernames and passwords, private documents and messages, as well… Read more about Guidance on the “Heartbleed” Internet security vulnerability

Anne Margulies on the Electronic Communications Policy Task Force

February 26, 2014

Dear HUIT Colleagues,

As many of you know, President Drew Faust convened the Electronic Communications Policy Task Force last year to recommend policies regarding electronic information that relies on Harvard’s network systems.  This week, after nearly a year of deliberation and consultation, the task force issued its report and a proposed policy that aims to honor the University’s commitment to academic freedom and free… Read more about Anne Margulies on the Electronic Communications Policy Task Force