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February 09, 2022

Pitt IT’s Student Computing Labs are equipped with high-performance computers loaded with access to dozens of academic, productivity, creativity, and scientific apps. The labs provide students with a quiet, comfortable place to work while on campus.

February 01, 2022

For many of us, working from home seems here to stay. In September 2021, 45% of full-time employees in the U.S. worked remotely, even though most workplaces had re-opened.

January 26, 2022

People are printing far less than they used to. That’s a good thing—it saves money, trees, and waste. Plus, the convenience of going digital just can’t be beat. That said, printers aren’t going anywhere. There are still times when you will want or need to print something out.

January 20, 2022

Happy New Year, Panthers! Well, happy belated new year. Even though we’re about three weeks into 2022, it’s not too late to set goals for the rest of the year. Here are our top four tech-related resolutions.

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December 14, 2021

It’s that time of year again, Panthers. The fall semester is coming to a close, and winter break is on the horizon! Students will be off from Dec. 19–Jan. 9, and the Winter break for faculty and staff has been expanded to encompass Dec. 20 – Jan. 3. While you’re off relaxing and celebrating, make sure you’re your tech, and your data stays secure.

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December 07, 2021

While most of us appreciate the added protection offered by multifactor authentication, having to verify multiple times a day is not exactly something most of us look forward to. The good news is that with a little know-how, it doesn’t have to be annoying. Here are Pitt IT’s top 5 tips for making two-factor authentication a breeze.

November 16, 2021

To create a truly vibrant learning, research, and teaching environment, the University needs the full participation, contribution, and engagement of every person in our community. That means everyone must be able to access all our resources and programs, including those that are online.

November 09, 2021

From the moment a person submits an employment or admissions application until the day they leave the University, Pitt collects a wide array of data about the people in our community. This information is necessary to track academic progress, run payroll and benefits, apply financial aid, enable smart IDs, grant system access, and nearly every other facet of daily operations.

Two students with laptops in Nationality Room
November 02, 2021

Gen Z really are the Zoomer generation, given how much time they’ve spent in online classes and events in the last year and a half! This generation is tech savvy, self-motivated, and always connected. While you might not share the habits and preferences of today’s students, it’s important to understand how their digital habits shape the way they interact with you.

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October 27, 2021

Passwords – you can’t escape them. Logging into your computer? Enter your password. Checking your email? Enter your password. Online banking? Enter your password. Passwords are such an integral part of online life, it’s easy to forget how important they actually are for protecting your digital footprint. Here are some tips for becoming a password pro.

October 20, 2021

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and Pitt Information Technology is observing it by hosting three series of activities—providing students, faculty and staff an opportunity to earn $5 in Panther Funds, not to mention hands-on learning to become a seasoned cybercrime detector. Take some time to participate each day through Halloween.

Social Engineering
October 12, 2021

It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month—Pitt IT’s favorite time of year. Techies often focus on the high-tech methods hackers use to crack passwords, bypass firewalls, infect a device, and steal people’s data or money. But the truth is that most cybercriminals don’t hack your system.

Cyber Terms
October 06, 2021

It’s finally October! While many people are hyped for Halloween and pumpkin spice lattes, the folks in Pitt IT are jazzed for Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Despite all the advanced tools, security reviews, secure network design, and constant vigilance of Pitt IT to protect University systems, accounts, and computers, the most crucial security safeguard is … YOU!

September 22, 2021

Pitt researchers use their extensive knowledge, boundless curiosity, and innovative techniques to bring new ideas to life. It takes robust technology tools to help investigators collect, store, and analyze the data; document their processes and results; and share and work with collaborators and lab personnel.

September 15, 2021

Pitt’s Center for Research Computing (CRC) provides researchers with free access to advanced computing hardware and software, along with training and consultation by CRC research faculty.