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September 06, 2023

A new semester brings many things: new friends, classmates, instructors colleagues; a new schedule; and a new year of working on your device. Unfortunately, it also brings new cybersecurity threats, with hackers hoping to wreak havoc with your online identity. But you can stop them in their tracks. Here are some tips for keeping your information, your devices, and yourself safe and secure.

August 31, 2023

Pitt IT provides loads of software and mobile apps at no cost for students. It can take a while to install them onto your devices, so get it out of the way now while the term is still young. But which ones should you get? Here are our top recommendations.

August 23, 2023

Starting college and moving onto campus or a new off-campus apartment has a learning curve. You need to find where to get a late-night bite, the best hangout spots, and where your classes are. You also need to figure out how to use all the networks, services, apps, and online tools at Pitt … so there may come a time when you need tech support!

August 16, 2023

Starting at Pitt is so exciting. I remember my first time walking past the Panther by William Pitt Union and rubbing his nose for luck. Figuring out the route to all my classes. Peeking into the Nationality Rooms and finally choosing a favorite (the Austrian Room).

August 09, 2023

How do you help students in low-income, underserved neighborhoods dream big and believe that a college degree and professional career are within their reach? The Neighborhood Learning Alliance (NLA) is dedicated to doing just that, with programs designed to improve education and opportunities for K – 12 students in and around Pittsburgh.

August 01, 2023

The University supports nontraditional classrooms as a creative way to bring a unique perspective to coursework and enable students to apply different skill sets to achieve academic success. Pitt IT offers all the tech tools that professors need to support nontraditional teaching styles and nontraditional students, inside and outside of the classroom.

July 19, 2023

The secrets to a more positive tech experience may be easier than you think. Never lose a charge, break a phone cord, or struggle with your streaming experience again with just a few quick tips from your friends here at Pitt IT.

July 12, 2023

Paper-based processes are increasingly giving way to advanced technology solutions. Cutting-edge research especially relies on advanced technology, which has facilitated extraordinary advances in our understanding of the universe and the human body, and has spurred new treatments, products, and innovations in every aspect of life.

July 05, 2023

The Microsoft 365 suite is an incredibly versatile and helpful tool for individuals and organizations alike.

June 28, 2023

Last week, the Center for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security (Pitt Cyber) in partnership with Pitt Information Technology (Pitt IT) held the seventh annual Air Force Associate (AFA) CyberCamp. The week-long camp is supported by the EQT Foundation and Grable Foundation, as well as Pitt Community Engagement Centers and Pitt Engineering.

June 21, 2023

Are you going on vacation and want to get some work done while you are away? Maybe you are studying or working abroad over the summer or you’re transitioning to a permanent hybrid or remote position. Working remotely doesn’t have to be daunting.

June 14, 2023

Technology has become so ingrained in our lives that we hardly even think about it. But the more ubiquitous our technology use has become, the more prone we are to cyberattacks. Perhaps the hardest thing about avoiding a security breach is understanding what to look for. Hackers have become more sophisticated, and scams are harder to spot. Here are four traps and how to avoid them.

June 07, 2023

Did you know that your University Computing Account has its own self-service portal at, where you can securely control your information, system preferences, and security settings?

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May 30, 2023

As temperatures rise and vacation dreams beckon, it's time to gear up for summer travel. But before you hit the road, let's talk tech! Keeping your devices safe while traveling is essential for a stress-free and enjoyable journey.