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December 12, 2017

Get free computer tech support at UW’s student-run Computer Vet

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Bring your laptop and take advantage of the Computer Vet’s free drop-in service, located at the Technology Help Desk on the 2nd floor of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Staffed by experienced UW students, they can help install software funded by the Student Technology Fee, troubleshoot software problems, update operating systems, remove peer-to-peer file sharing programs…

October 23, 2017

Students: Top tech tips to help you succeed at UW

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Check out the Top Tech Tips for UW Students and learn about must-have technology resources to help you succeed in your academic career. Find out how to get anti-virus software, how to get into that oh-so-popular class, choose your favorite email and collaboration platforms, chart your academic path, connect to encrypted Wi-Fi on campus, and…

August 23, 2017

Tumor-imaging microscope uses fast network, cloud platform for cancer diagnosis

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UW clinicians are studying the feasibility of real-time cancer diagnosis during surgery with a light-sheet microscope by uploading 3D tissue images to a cloud computing platform using a UW-IT-designed high-speed network. These large images require 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections and use Amazon Web Services for transporting and processing the massive amounts of data. Current pathology…

August 11, 2017

New phone area code brings changes to how you dial local digits in Western Washington

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A new 564 area code is being added in Western Washington, which will affect the way you dial local numbers. The 206, 360, 253, 425 and the new 564 area code will require 10-digit dialing after Sept. 15 for campus phones. Make sure to reset your devices to comply with the new norm. New phone…

August 10, 2017

New, faster computer storage has longer life, costs less, more efficient

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Compared to its predecessor, the new storage solution for UW’s administrative applications triples performance, more than doubles the lifespan, costs 50 percent less, and reduces electricity by 75 percent. The new storage benefits UW-IT supported business systems and UW-IT customers, including UW-IT Standard Managed Servers and the self-sustaining storage area network data storage, among others.

January 5, 2017

UW Tower Data Center earns ENERGY STAR certification for 2016

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The UW Tower Data Center earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification for 2016, one of just 14 centers to do so for the last four years in a row. This award recognizes a commitment to energy efficiency and achievement of superior energy performance. ENERGY STAR buildings use 35 percent less energy and…

September 7, 2016

Submit a UW Student Technology Fee proposal by Oct. 3

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The Student Technology Fee Committee is now accepting proposals to fund projects that help meet the technology needs of UW students in furthering their educational, research and other goals. The over $4 million of student fees collected annually has funded a diverse set of technology projects, from computer labs to microscopes, water research to plotters….