UB is well represented in the inaugural round of the SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG) initiative, which funds campus-based “teaching with technology” projects. Five faculty and staff were awarded grants, while other UB experts on campus are assisting principle investigators on projects throughout the state.
UB’s newly completed Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone system is a wonderful thing. All faculty and staff now have centrally supported telephones with a consistent and rich feature set: touch tone, caller ID, call forwarding, voicemail, electronic directories, hands free speaker, and more.
The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences had a choice to make: keep up with the latest technology, or fall behind fast. They had a growing demand for cloud-based file sharing and storage options, without hassles or security risks.
Does streaming music, downloading files, and surfing the web seem faster on campus? CIT has recently implemented two new on-site content distribution networks (CDN), which offloads university Internet bandwidth and provides faster response times.
As the providers of Information Technology (IT) services at UB, we are interested in better understanding and improving the quality of the IT services we provide. To this end, as some of you who participated in our TechQual+ survey already know, we recently undertook an extensive survey of students, faculty, and staff.
Today, you hold your life literally in the palm of your hand—on your phone, tablet, or laptop. While this makes your life easier, it also presents problems. What happens when your devices are lost or broken? What about when you upgrade? How do you safely delete all of your information off an old device?
The School of Architecture and Planning’s new IT Director,
Subbiah Mantharam, is hardly a stranger to UB. A Buffalo resident
for over 30 years, Subbiah started his relationship with UB as an
undergraduate. He later returned to earn his Masters in Geography
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