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September 5, 2017

Disasters don’t plan ahead. You can. Choose the right tech tools for your department to communicate

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How will your department know how to communicate during disruptive events such as inclement weather or an emergency? Check out UW-IT’s Business Continuity Toolkit for ideas on how to share departmental updates and information using tech tools during emergency events. For example, you can use your internal web page. You can set up an email…

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…

July 24, 2017

Live support for campus directory assistance ends July 31

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The campus phone operator service (206-543-2100) ends July 31, but you can still search for faculty and staff via the UW Directory. Department, school and administrative main offices can be found on the UW Office Directory. By signing in with your UW NetID, you can also search the Student Directory for currently enrolled students who…

October 3, 2016

UW teleconferencing service is on-demand for up to 50 people

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A University of Washington Conference Service is available to UW subscribers, with an audio conferencing bridge for up to 50 participants, provided by UW-IT. For a low monthly fee, departments and units can hold on-demand conference calls whenever they like, without paying per-use fees that can quickly add up. More information is available on IT…

August 17, 2016

Cell phone plan discounts for UW students, employees

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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…