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New Google Contacts

Over the next few months, Google will completely replace the old Google Contacts version with the new Contacts Preview. Google launched the new Contacts Preview in 2015 to provide a modern, smart, and quick contact management experience. As a result, the new Contacts Preview will replace the older version and will be the only Google Contacts version after February 12, 2019.

Known Implications

The new Contacts Preview will move and change some of the availability and location of features in the old Google Contacts. There will also be changes to the user interface giving it an updated look and feel.

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Staying Secure While Shopping Online

MS-ISAC recently published tips on Staying Secure While Shopping Online. You can read the full article here. 

It is that time of year where so many people prepare to purchase gifts for friends, family, and loved ones. Though it can be convenient to avoid the lines and rush for that latest Black Friday deal by shopping online, this also carries some risk. Cybercriminals are always working to steal your personal and payment information. The holiday shopping season is the perfect opportunity for this to happen. By following […]

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Updated Network Services Product

We have updated the Network Services Product. You can see it here. 

The following changes were made:

Analog Connection

Once sites are converted to VOIP, any analog equipment, licensing or connections will be the responsibility of the agency.

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VoIP Conversion High-Level Wiring Guidelines

  • Cat 6a, 6

    • DTS will not ask for any re-wiring for VOIP unless remedial action is required.

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DTS Cyber Center – Election Day Efforts

DTS stepped up efforts on Election Day last week. Hosting, security, network, and development teams worked late into the night to ensure the State’s Elections systems were up and running with no issues. 

This is the first year we had the opportunity to utilize the new Utah Cyber Center. The Cyber Center is a central location for DTS, Public Safety, Attorney General’s office, and other government employees to share intelligence and tactics, and respond to events in a more coordinated fashion. We were able to monitor Elections systems statewide and ensure and threats were thwarted before becoming an […]

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Enterprise Mobility Management Change

On November 7, 2018 at 10:00am, DTS is changing the Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) provider.  This could impact your Android device that is state-owned, or personally-owned that connects to state systems. Prior to the change we recommend that you backup your android device and once the backup is complete, verify that it contains all your needed data.

 

The newer the version of the Android Operating System (OS), the less likely there will be any noticeable impact. Android devices on Motorola and Samsung with the newest Android operating system (OS), which currently includes versions 9.0 to […]

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2018 Annual Report

The 2018 DTS Annual Report is now available here. The report highlights a few major accomplishments from 2018, a few initiatives for 2019, Emerging Issues, and Awards. 

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2018 Utah LiDAR Acquisition Updated

AGRC has awarded Aero-Graphics, Inc. (AGI) to acquire 10,450 square miles of LiDAR Elevation data. The LiDAR will be a combination of USGS Quality Level 1 (QL1), 8 points per square meter and Quality Level 2 (QL2), 2 points per square meter depending on the area. The acquisitions have begun and will continue throughout the year. The acquisitions will be completed in 2018 and project deliverables are scheduled to be completed by June 30, 2019.

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Utah’s NG911 GIS Roadmap

As the State of Utah moves closer to NG911, GIS data providers will soon be required to adhere to national standards set forth by the NENA and the UCA 911 Division (section 6 of ref 1). It can be daunting navigating these standards and best practice documents, so the intent of this article is to demystify the relevant information and lay out a road map of where we are going.

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