Information technology tools and resources at the UW
August 17, 2016
Cell phone plan discounts for UW students, employees
You can receive cell phone plan discounts—from 10 percent to 18 percent—if you are a student or employee of the UW and affiliated organizations. UW-IT negotiated these discounts with AT&T and T-Mobile (some plans); get discount details on IT Connect, or inquire with your provider. Cell phone services charged to a UW ProCard for department use also can take advantage of discounts, described on the UW’s Cell Phone Service page.
August 16, 2016
2017 UW TechConnect: Save the date; submit a proposal
Mark your calendar for the UW TechConnect Conference March 23, 2017 at the UW Seattle Husky Union Building, and submit a proposal to present your work. This all-day event brings together the UW’s community of technology professionals to explore new ideas, share information and connect with each other. With a theme of “Transformative IT—The New Normal,” this year’s conference will feature a keynote speaker, up to 16 concurrent sessions and an afternoon networking event. To present, lead a panel or facilitate a hands-on problem solving session, submit a proposal by November 30 (extended from previous October 10 deadline).
August 15, 2016
Compare UW with its peer institutions
See how the UW measures up against similar schools, with 11 new peer comparison dashboards on the UW Profiles website. Explore four student measures (Graduation Rates, Retention Rates, Fall Enrollment, and Awards Granted and Completers), and seven on finance data (Expenses Story, Expenses by Category, Modified Expenses by Category, Revenue by Category, Revenue Total Breakdown, Revenue Percent Breakdown, and Endowment Values). Data is from the federal Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Data Center, a public repository of self-reported institutional data for US universities.
August 11, 2016
Employee forums on UW HR/Payroll Integrated Service Center
Come hear about how the new Integrated Service Center will provide in-person, phone and web support for HR and payroll questions once the new UW Workday HR/Payroll system launches, at one of two open forums: Monday, August 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Odegaard 220, or Wednesday, August 17, 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the HUB, Room 250. Learn about the center’s objectives, review feedback from winter input sessions, and find out how the center will work. Read more in UW Today, or visit the center website.
August 10, 2016
UW’s Confidential Data Risk Guide now includes AWS, Azure
Find out how to access and store UW confidential information in the updated Confidential Data Risk Guide, now including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure cloud products, provided by the UW Office of the Chief Information Security Officer. This interactive tool details restrictions and provides guidance on software, platforms and infrastructure for over 130 services to help you make informed decisions about protecting key types of UW confidential data—from credit cards to financial aid and research. Get started with the Confidential Data Risk Guide overview.
August 5, 2016
E-RESOURCE: SBRNet sports market research
If you are researching trends in sports, SBRNet is a great place to start. This sports market research database provides analytics and statistics on sports participation, venue revenues and sporting goods sales as well as news, with recent articles about the Rio Olympics. It covers some 40 sports, from archery to wrestling, and can answer questions such as how much revenue colleges earn from athletics. Brought to you by the UW Libraries.
July 21, 2016
Free Tableau and data classes for UW faculty and staff
UW faculty and staff can learn to more quickly and easily analyze data and spot trends in three free classes hosted by UW-IT. Explore how to use the intuitive Tableau data visualization tool in Tableau Basics 101, a three-hour hands-on class. Boost your Excel skills in a two-hour hands-on Handling Data 101 class, working with UW’s Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) data. Or get introduced to the EDW in EDW 101, a one-hour online webinar. Learn more and sign up for these classes.
July 18, 2016
E-RESOURCE: Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity
You’ll find a major collection of newspapers, periodicals, reports and documents illustrating LGBTQ history and culture since 1940 in the Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity. It includes hundreds of American and international LGBTQ magazines and newsletters such as the Seattle Gay News and Berliner Schwulen Zeitung; manuscripts from organizations like the Mattachine Society and the Gay Activists Alliance; and AIDS-related records including from the National Commission on AIDS. This collection complements the LGBT Studies database, both brought to you by the UW Libraries.
July 14, 2016
Enhancement to the UW-IT Centralized Fax Service
An enhancement to the UW-IT Centralized Fax Service makes it even more convenient for its UW subscribers. Now, existing dial tone subscribers can send outbound faxes by simply using their UW email account, with no additional cost to their monthly dial tone fee.
July 5, 2016
Free consult on unit IT infrastructure needs and significant savings encourage UW enterprise solutions
UW departments running IT infrastructure could see significant savings, thanks to incentives from a new UW-IT Infrastructure Program. UW-IT will waive startup costs and fees for consulting and engineering for some services to make it easier for units to adopt UW-IT enterprise-shared solutions. This program is the outcome of the UW Server Policy (APS 17.1) approved last year in support of UW’s Climate Action Plan’s sustainability goals, and is supported by Transforming Administrative Programs (TAP) initiative funds. Contact email@example.com to request a consult.