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April 05, 2023
Graduation. The word sends a tingle down a senior’s spine at the mere mention. Commencement is so much more than just walking across a stage. Graduating from the school you’ve called home for four years changes everything about your daily routine and also means finding a job or going to graduate school, moving away from your friends, and so much more.
March 29, 2023
Sending fans a ticket offer for the game they most want to attend. Athletic trainers measuring an athlete’s biometrics to maximize their on-field performance. Processing on-field stats to guide game strategy. Coaches tracking their budget in real time to help guide spending decisions.
March 22, 2023
For college students, it’s imperative to have a good device to take notes, complete and turn in assignments, and stay in contact with your peers and professors. But what do you do when your laptop is low on storage and you can’t download the software you need for a new course? How about when your device is slow, and you have an assignment due at midnight?
March 15, 2023
Signing up hundreds of participants for a new research study in just a few days is something that most researchers only dream of. One group at Pitt did just that after offering up a $10 Amazon gift card for those willing to complete their online survey. However, even with the incentive, that response seemed too good to be true.
March 01, 2023
You barely even pay attention to it. You hear your phone ding, open the notification, hit the green button, and head back to your laptop to keep working. Simple as could be, right?
February 21, 2023
Employers today expect their professionals to be proficient in Microsoft Office apps, including Excel. Excel is a powerful spreadsheet program with the capability to organize data, make calculations, visualize information, and automate calculations. If you just use Excel to put information into neat and orderly tables, you’re missing out on the most powerful capabilities.
February 14, 2023
As students, we all know that dreaded feeling of hearing a professor announce a group project. If you’re anything like me, that means more anxiety and stress added to your already-stressful workload. Usually, the dread isn’t because I don’t want to work with other people. The stress comes from having to coordinate with other people.
February 07, 2023
In an increasingly technological world where many employers offer remote positions, digital savviness and tech skills can make you and your resume stand out from the crowd. While most of us have experience using laptops and joining Zoom meetings, being workforce-ready is a whole new ballgame. Read on to learn the top tech skills to cultivate to boost your resume.
February 01, 2023
The CAI Neurodiverse Solutions team and Pitt Information Technology implemented new automated testing practices to streamline IT infrastructure management for the University.
January 25, 2023
As the spring semester begins, so does my last semester of college – ever.
January 18, 2023
OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage service where you can update, store, share, and sync your files from anywhere. All Pitt students, faculty, and staff have access to 5 terabytes of storage through their Microsoft 365 account while they are enrolled or employed at Pitt.
January 11, 2023
The moment of stepping into a pool with your phone in your pocket is a moment we all dread. The same goes for if your phone falls into the snow, or your laptop accidentally sits in your trunk overnight in freezing temps. With the latest tech advancements, this moment doesn’t necessarily mean your device is toast … but it doesn’t mean it’s completely safe, either.
January 04, 2023
As the ball drops and the clock strikes midnight, we enter a new year of experiences and opportunities. But it wouldn’t be the New Year without resolutions. Many people around the world make New Year’s resolutions, only to completely forget about them a week into January.
December 20, 2022
Ahh, the fall semester is over, and it’s time to kick back and relax. Whether you’re visiting family across the state, hitting the slopes on the West Coast, or flying overseas for some fun, taking care of your tech and considering cybersecurity while traveling is a must.
December 14, 2022
Just like the clockwork, the end of the year marks the beginning of the holiday season. We all get a little time off to enjoy with our loved ones and get some much-needed R&R. And, of course, giving and getting some fun gifts! Our Ultimate Tech Gift Guide has options for everyone on your list … including yourself! Even some that are free!