February 27, 2017

With the costs for higher education consistently in the news, the University of California, Berkeley has found that leveraging students is an effective way to deliver first-rate IT services at minimal cost. We’ve also found that soliciting student input into campus IT is not only possible, but highly desirable.

February 24, 2017

Program upgrades are always helpful, and campus clients are sure to feel that way about the new enhancements in place for Funding Changes.

Based directly on client feedback, these “tweaks” include broader notifications on case progress, expanded access to information and better navigation.

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February 22, 2017

A flashy promo video invites you to apply to a conference where over 7000 participants gather to present, share, and network with like-minded individuals. It is billed as the “premier convening of IT professionals and technology providers across the diverse higher education landscape.” The keynote speakers promise to deliver inspirational talks that you will take with you back to your home institution. At the same time, panel presentations await that will invite you to stay on the cutting-edge for your school’s students and faculty.

February 21, 2017

Berkeley Research Computing is conducting a series of pilots to provide Instructional Computing Allowances to instructors who need significant computational resources for their classes. The first of these is beginning this semester (Spring 2017). 

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February 8, 2017

Beginning the week of 2/13/2017 ETS will be making changes to our website support process as we continue to develop our partnership with CSS-IT.

February 7, 2017

February 3, 2017

Love Your Data Week campaign comes to campus February 13th-17th to encourage and teach researchers how to manage, secure, publish, and license their data. The University Library and the Research Data Managemen

February 1, 2017

Given the complex set of issues and the different offices involved, Research IT is launching a six-month project with its partners in the D-Lab, Information Security & Policy (OCIO), the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Library, and other units within Information Services & Technology. The outcomes of this project will be:

Jon Schainker’s interest in video production began as a kid when he spent his days meticulously arranging images for stop-motion film animation. That initial interest grew into a passion which has developed into a 30-year career producing everything from documentaries to sports and news. Today, Jon is the Executive Producer and the Director of Photography for Berkeley Video, UC Berkeley’s in-house professional video production.

January 31, 2017

To the campus community:

Video conferencing continues to be an essential technology that enhances collaboration while reducing our travel costs and overall carbon footprint.  In our ongoing effort to provide high quality video conferencing services during these challenging fiscal times, we will be simplifying the video and web conferencing service offerings for campus over the course of 2017.

January 30, 2017

Betsy Cooper, executive director of the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity at UC Berkeley, takes part in a Q&A on National Cybersecurity.

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January 25, 2017

We have received reports that bCourses users are receiving phishing emails claiming to be from “Berkeley Security” instructing users to click on a link so that they do not lose their access to bCourses. The message may look official- as if they are coming from a University source- but please do not click it.

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January 24, 2017

An initial cohort of Berkeley researchers has already made productive use of an experimental, powerfully-provisioned server loaned to UC Berkeley by the Pacific Research Platform (PRP) project and configured with JupyterHub.

January 23, 2017