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IS&T provides information technology (IT) services that make it easy for the MIT community to do its work. To keep the community informed, IS&T publishes news about its offerings through spotlights, headlines, and videos.

New IS&T Course Catalog Lets You Zero In on Computer Training Options

There’s a tremendous amount of training available at MIT today, much of it online. Prime examples include lynda.com, Skillsoft, and MIT training from central administrative offices.

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Atlas Enhances Functionality: July 16 Release Features New and Improved Tools

With this latest release, many applications accessible through the Atlas portal will launch and run within the site. Over time, the number of in-place applications will continue to increase.

On the Job: IS&T’s Security Operations Team

The Security Operations Team in Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) plays a key role on campus, taking measures to keep the Institute’s network, MITnet, secure. The team also delivers tools, infrastructure, services and consulting that help the MIT community do its work securely.

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CrashPlan Backup Service to Replace TSM for Desktop and Laptop Users

CrashPlan is MIT’s new cloud-based backup solution for desktops and laptops, replacing IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM, Basic and Standard). TSM Enterprise is still the solution of choice for servers. As of July 1, both services will be available at MIT free of charge.

Technology (and Other) Tips for Travelers

Taking your laptop, tablet or mobile phone on the road? You may encounter challenges when using them in new locations. Up-front preparation goes a long way: set aside time to ready your device, in the same way you contemplate what to pack.

Tips for Traveling with Your Mobile Phone

Before you depart, think through how you’ll want to use your mobile phone and how best to protect it. Read on for a round-up of tips and links for traveling with your phone.

Updates to the W20 Athena Cluster: A Refreshed and Greener Scene

IS&T recently refreshed the W20 cluster with greener computers, new furniture, more adaptable workspaces, and improved accessibility.

Hosting Options for Servers – and the Data on Them

If you’ve been keeping a server under your desk for your department, laboratory, or center (DLC), it’s time to rethink your hosting options.

Seeking Community Input on the Future of IT@MIT

MIT’s Vice President for Information Systems & Technology, John Charles, has been assessing the state of IT@MIT and conducting a listening tour. A 2020 vision for IT@MIT, along with goals and guiding principles, is now ready to be shared with the broader MIT community.

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