The overarching function of Network and Communication Services is to engineer, implement and operate underlying communications systems and instructional technology systems throughout the university.
It can be argued there is no more important technology system to a university than its communication network. The staff of NCS strive to provide systems that are stable, reliable and consistent, so that UB has confidence in our ability to communicate. NCS members are valued for their top-notch expertise and dedication to quality service.
NCS staff plan, design, implement, manage and maintain UB's vast electronic network used to provide computer and telephone communications to all three campuses.
UB's distributed data centers are interlinked with campus data communications equipment. NCS operates the data communications equipment and provides oversight for the telecommunications rooms and server racking facilities that support UB's vast electronic infrastructure.
NCS staff are vigilant 24 hours a day, virtually all year watching over networks, data centers and monitoring systems from a large number of servers that provide UB's computing functionality.