October 28, 2019

Take the UW Campus Climate Survey

Help improve the UW for everyone. Take the confidential Climate Survey and tell your friends. It takes just 20 -30 minutes.

October 10, 2019

New UW Data Collaborative makes it easier for researchers to share sensitive data

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Read how the new UW Data Collaborative is fostering collaboration and advancing research by making highly restricted and sensitive data widely available to UW researchers — without compromising security and confidentiality.

October 2, 2019

Take advantage of UW’s on-site supercomputer for research computing needs

Now anyone with a UW NetID who needs powerful computing tools to do their research can gain access to Hyak, the UW’s shared supercomputer cluster.

September 6, 2019

Submit application for free UW video captioning

Apply now to have your highly viewed UW video captioned by UW-IT for no charge, and make it more accessible to everyone. Remember that YouTube’s auto-generated captions typically aren’t accurate enough to make video content fully available to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Have a video that doesn’t qualify? Learn to caption…

September 4, 2019

Is your personal computer vulnerable? Download anti-virus software now

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Protect your personal computer or device with Sophos Home Premium anti-virus software available at no cost to students, faculty and staff. The Sophos anti-virus software is available not only for University-owned computers, but you can now can get the same protection for your personal computers too. If your work computer is centrally managed by UW-IT,…

August 8, 2019

What is the most popular email service at the UW?

All email coming into the UW gets forwarded to private email accounts or UW email services. Check out the five most popular. (Yes, one is Yahoo!)

August 6, 2019

Protect yourself — and the UW — with these tips when working remotely

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If you work remotely, even sporadically, find out how to keep your computer and data safe with these best practices from the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer.

July 30, 2019

Order a year of desktop backup by Aug. 9

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Install CrashPlan on your UW computer or laptop for an annual license of $110, and get unlimited, real-time backup that doesn’t disrupt workflows or affect device performance. You choose what files and folders are backed up and can restore them yourself anytime, anywhere. A cloud-based service, data is encrypted during transfer to and from the…

July 12, 2019

Admissions process for post-doc, transfer students goes paperless

Paper-based admissions processes for nearly 6,000 transfer and post-baccalaureate students have gone entirely paperless, becoming significantly more streamlined and efficient. The ultimate goal of a multi-year effort modernize undergraduate admissions is a unified “one-stop-shop” system that will allow the UW to keep up with an ever-increasing number of applications and remain competitive in attracting and…

July 11, 2019

Combatting phone and email spam with new tech, increased vigilance

Spammers have increasingly targeted UW desk phones and email services in the past several months, but a robust response by UW-IT, including a new phone-call-blocking application and an additional layer of email scanning, is reducing spam, and with it, costly disruptions. Read how.