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February 2021
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome, Paty Kamenga!


Please give a big AITS welcome to Paty Kamenga who has recently joined our unit as a Business Intelligence Technical Analyst! Paty is married to his wife, Juliana and has been in the telecommunications industry for over 7 years. Previously, he worked for Vodafone, a cell phone company based in the United Kingdom(UK) with many extensions in Europe, Africa and Asia. Paty comes to AITS from the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology in Urbana where he worked as a Reasearch Assistant. Let's get to know Paty a little better!

Favorite show to watch?
PK: Soccer

What is your favorite plan in the world and why?
PK: New York City--nice views!

How would your friends describe you?
PK: Motivator, team leader, never gives up, team player.

What are you most passionate about?
PK: Business Data analytics and Data Science

What's your favorite movie?
PK: Rambo: Last Blood

 
 
 
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AITS Wellness

 
Wellness Bingo: The AITS Wellness Subcommittee has kicked off it's first wellness challenge with Wellness Bingo! The goal of the challenge is use the Bingo card square to find motivation to get up and move more, improve nutrition, and elevate mood and energy. 41 AITS employees have taken on the challenge and are cheering on one another to Bingo victory!

AITS Employee Wellness MS Teams Channel: Don't forget to check out the great wellness related ideas, recipes and conversation that's happening on the AITS Employee Wellness channel! This is a great space for anyone, no matter where you are in your wellness journey. Here we'll chat about upcoming wellness challenges, what delicious items we've found grocercy shopping and our personal wins (no matter how big or small). Hop on over to the channel and turn those notifications on!

 

 
 
 
 
 
Recognizing AITS Employees


If you'd like to recognize a colleague for doing great work, use our High Fives & Fist Bumps tool! Recognition from our customers can be submitted to our Recognition Team at aitsrecognitionprgm@uillinois.edu. Think that someone you work with is beyond excellent? Take it one step further and nominate them for the AITS Excellence Award!

 
 
Happy Customers
 

To the UOCP Team [AITS Members: Mark Baysore, Kathi Gorrell, Sean McKendall, Vince Wiley, Shekar Bochetty, Jeff Heckel, and Jared Crowe]:

I know that I might sound like a broken record, but I’d like to thank each and every one of you on this e-mail, and undoubted more that I haven’t identified, for all of your hard work over the last few weeks.  We took on a lot of work during this release for functionality / ease of use on ALL of our capital systems and documents which helps our customers and ultimately helps the University of Illinois System as a whole.

I know I’ve said this before, but your time behind the scenes does not get appreciated or noticed as much as it should and the work you do is excellent and very professional.  Additionally, you all have proven that once again you have cross trained each other to fill in for each other when the main person responsible for certain work is not able to perform that work. 

You are all Great Professionals and I appreciate working with each of you.

-Recognized by Chris Rogan, Associate Director at Capital Programs

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High Fives & Fist Bumps
 

Big thanks to Mike Keck for his quick help with sql to help fix a UIC uAchieve issue!

-Recognized by Dave Wells
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Training Opportunities


Web Intelligence Training

2/17 - Web Intelligence: Reporting Basics
ONLINE | 9:00 - 11:30 AM  [Register here]

This course demonstrates how to use the Web Intelligence report editor to create custom reports and analyses. Topics include: creating basic reports, filters, sorting, calculations, breaks, and file formats.

Decision Support General Report Assistance

1-on-1 Report Assistance

AITS offers training sessions and 1-on-1 report assistance with our data experts. To register or to see the complete schedule, please visit the Training Registration Application. If a session is full, please click the Wait List link to be added to our wait list.

 
 
 
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Deployment/Rollout Activities


2/9 – Apply Microsoft critical patches to non-production servers
2/11 – Apply Microsoft critical patches to production servers
2/14 – Routine maintenance on all Production Solaris/Linux servers. Includes Oracle DB patching.
2/14 – Upgrade Tableau (prod and test) to version 2020.4.1
2/14 – Migrate production Linux hypervisors to new PowerMax/Storage Array
2/25 – SharePoint maintenance - on-premise platform
2/25 – TeamDynamix ticketing implementation for AITS and Tech Services