News

January 20, 2017

If you notice unwanted printouts happening in your department, please contact the CSS IT Service Desk (submit online ticket or email itcsshelp@berkeley.edu) as soon as possible to assist in securing your printers and report the security issue to the Information Security and Policy te

January 19, 2017

If you missed the town hall, you can watch it on demand. Just click on the UC IT Town Hall link. Dr. Esserman gave a passionate talk about transforming health care – both the business and the outcomes.

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January 18, 2017

When I’m not wearing my IT Director hat, I’m a writer, a poet, and a book designer. In fact, Berkeley’s reputation for innovation and work-life balance is what initially drew me to working at Cal twenty years ago. Work-life balance is a big plus for artists who are still developing their art or have not gotten to the point where their art can pay their mortgage. As I met staff around campus, I came to learn that I wasn’t the only artist who had figured this out.

January 17, 2017

What do the Phanerozoic eon and Precision Medicine have in common? For one thing: the statistical analyses of Alan Hubbard, UC Berkeley Associate Professor of Biostatistics, and head of the Division of Biostatistics at the School of Public Health.

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Do you need to order computer equipment or upgrade your existing equipment? CSS IT has just made it easier to view our standard selection.

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January 12, 2017

Effective today, UC Berkeley campus faculty and their research teams will be receiving 50% more free compute time on the campus’s high-performance computing cluster, Savio.

January 11, 2017

January 5, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

As planned and previously announced, the IT Project Management Policy for UC Berkeley took effect on Jan. 1, 2017. If you have not yet reviewed the policy, please take time to read it so you understand the project conditions that invoke the policy and what requirements you need to meet to adhere to it.

December 20, 2016

This message was sent only to individuals who may have received the fraudulent message on Dec. 14. If you did not receive this email, there is no action required.

Dear Campus Community,

December 15, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

The purpose of this note is to communicate some increased charges for some of the services provided by Information Services and Technology (IST) that will take effect on July 1, 2017. We are announcing these changes now to give campus units a chance to plan for the increased charges and incorporate into their budget planning for FY 2017-18.

December 14, 2016

Don’t miss the upcoming UC IT Town Hall,  January 19,  10 – 11:00 a.m.

Special guest Laura Esserman, M.D./M.B.A, will speak on the power of technology to transform health care.

Dr. Esserman is a surgeon, breast cancer oncology specialist, and professor of Surgery and Radiology at UCSF.

Learn more

December 13, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

Early in 2016, I announced that UC Berkeley will implement a new IT Project Management Policy that will take effect on Jan. 1, 2017. If you have not yet read the IT Project Management Policy for UC Berkeley, please take time to do so.  

Policy Benefits

The IT project management policy has been designed to:

December 8, 2016

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To our campus community,

December 6, 2016

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To our campus community:

Many IT facilities and services will be closed or operating on modified schedules during the Holiday Energy Curtailment period Dec. 26, 2016 - Jan. 2, 2017. Most offices will be closed on University Holidays and services will not be available unless otherwise noted below. 

December 5, 2016

A Message from the Information Security Symposium Planning Committee

Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2017 Information Security Symposium, to be held at UC Davis on June 20-21, 2017.

December 1, 2016

November 29, 2016

The Sautter Award winning UC Libraries Digital Collection (UCLDC) project was a two-year initiative to establish a technical pipeline for all UC libraries to create, manage, and provide access to their digital assets.

November 23, 2016

Online holiday shopping continues to grow in popularity. Last year’s Cyber Monday sales reached approximately 3 billion dollars, an increase of 12-16% over 2014’s record-setting sales. Mobile sales, in particular, boomed, accounting for approx 27% of that figure — an increase of at least 50% over 2014. Cyber Monday sales have more than tripled since 2009, and there’s every  expectation that the trend  will continue.

On November 10, 2016, Research IT staff from across the University of California system met at UC Irvine to discuss trends in research computing and opportunities for collaboration. The one-day session was facilitated by David Greenbaum (UC Berkeley) and Christine Kirkpatrick (UC San Diego). Patrick Schmitz, Chris Hoffman, and Maurice Manning also represented Berkeley. The organizers set the following goals for the day:

November 22, 2016

For researchers running computation on the Savio high-performance compute cluster, data transfer can be a challenge. A new IPython notebook simplifies data transfer from the free Box collaboration platform to a Savio user’s scratch folder, and provides a template for users to develop their own algorithms that analyze data stored in Box.