Information Services and Technology
Cyber security: Education is the key
October 14, 2011If you haven't yet been a victim of phishing, malware or other online fraud, statistics show that it may just be a matter of time. With the number of cyber threats growing daily, it helps to be reminded of how you can do your part to combat the risks.
Online evaluations provide insight to instructors and students
September 27, 2011In spring 2011, MIT moved to a completely online subject evaluation system. The new system is more flexible, timely, accurate and environmentally conscious.
Partner vendors offer cellphone discounts to MIT community members
September 22, 2011
Also labeled: Community
Finding the right IT tools for persons with disabilities
August 15, 2011As another academic year comes into view, ATIC staff are out in front, testing IT tools for those who have various disabilities or temporary injuries, such as visual or hearing impairments, dyslexia, or repetitive strain injuries.
Microsoft Office now available to MIT students at no cost
August 5, 2011Departments, labs and centers that have funded Microsoft Office for their students under the Microsoft Campus Agreement will no longer need to do so.
IS&T announces full support for Service Pack 1 for Windows 7
August 2, 2011Service Pack 1 (SP1) includes previously released security, performance and stability updates, as well as enhancements to features and services in Windows 7.
IS&T strongly recommends Mac users wait to install Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)
July 8, 2011This recommendation is based on Mac OS X 10.7's incompatibility with key MIT applications, including McAfee Security Suite, SAPgui, Fetch and Kerberos authentication.
It's time to renew your MIT certificates — and confirm that you're using a recommended browser
July 7, 2011MIT's personal web certificates will soon require renewal. Certificates obtained in the past year are set to expire on July 31.
Smart starts with you! Adopt these smart phone security recommendations from IS&T
March 3, 2011Setting a device PIN or password on your smart phone can greatly decrease the chance of someone getting access to your personal information if your device is lost or stolen.
IS&T announces support for Microsoft Office 2010 for Windows
February 23, 2011Recommends that users upgrade to Office 2010 from existing installations of Office 2003 and 2007 for better performance, integration and compatibility.
Also labeled: Campus services
lynda.com online training now available to the MIT community at no charge
January 10, 2011Other training options for the community include free on-campus courses on MIT business applications and discounted training on software at CompuWorks in Boston.
Let your mobile phone be your guide: A new twist on the MIT Campus Tour
January 8, 2011Visitors with an iPhone or Android device can download the latest version of the MIT Mobile app, which includes links to the MIT150 website as well as a campus tour with a map, text and images.
IS&T announces full support for Office for Mac 2011
December 7, 2010Software provides several new features, including replacement of Entourage with Outlook for Mac and support for the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language.
Moving ahead with Athena Working Group recommendations on student printing
October 13, 2010Will implement some recommendations over the fall term, IAP
Construction begins on high-performance computing center
October 6, 2010President Hockfield joins Gov. Patrick and others at groundbreaking ceremony.
Teaching with Technology website adds video services portal
September 8, 2010Gathers information for faculty and students about video resources and services at MIT
IS&T recommends Windows users wait to install Microsoft Office 2010
July 30, 2010The current version of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, VSE 8.7i, does not support Microsoft Office 2010 products.
John Hynes, MIT administrator for 44 years, dies at age 66
July 15, 2010