Announcements

  • Mon. 7/21 @ 8am

    As mentioned in our previous announcement, the "Brown" wireless network is now available. This new network will replace Brown-Secure as the recommended secure wireless network at Brown. To connect for the first time on a computer or mobile device, visit http://wifi.brown.edu.

  • Wed. 7/16 @ 8am

    Over the coming year, we will be upgrading Brown’s wireless network to offer faster speeds, better connectivity and roaming, more device support, and additional access points.

    As a part of this change, we will be retiring the Brown-Secure and Brown_EZ networks and replacing them with a single, secure network called "Brown". Brown-Guest and Eduroam will remain available for guests. Our timeline is as follows:

  • Thu. 7/10 @ 10am

    Earlier this year, Google Calendar started automatically including a Hangout (video conference) link in every calendar event. This change has caused confusion for events that are held in person or utilize other conferencing options such as WebEx. For this reason, we will be disabling the automatic addition of Hangouts on Wednesday 7/16.

  • Tue. 6/17 @ 9am

    Many faculty and staff in Brown departments currently use Department File Services to share files with others in their departments and back up files (instead of keeping them on local hard drives, which can lead to data loss). Over the next month, CIS will be upgrading the technology behind Department File Services to provide an improved experience, reliability, and more space.

  • Mon. 5/19 @ 10am

    Rosetta Stone offer online access to 30 languages (no download necessary).

  • Mon. 5/19 @ 10am

    The Brown University Library is hosting an Edit-a-Thon in memory of Adrianne Wadewitz on May 22, from 1:30-6pm in the Rockefeller Library DSL. All welcome, bring your laptop and be ready to write enrich articles on women, women's issues and other topics that continue Wadewitz's work.

    View details and sign up on the Wikipedia event page.

  • Wed. 5/7 @ 11am

    No one likes being tricked into doing something they wouldn't want to do or could harm themselves or others. That is what phishing tries to get you to do, for example, giving away your login credentials or social security number. That doesn't have to happen if you learn how to read the clues.

    Here's an example of a phishing email that includes tips on spotting a phony email. To see more examples, head to the Phish Bowl.

  • Thu. 4/24 @ 4pm

    Have you downloaded the Brown mobile app yet? Brown Student Agencies worked with CIS to develop a official Brown University Mobile App for iOS and Android! The Brown mobile app allows you to track your academics, check out dining hall menus, manage Bear Bucks accounts, and more. 

  • Thu. 4/24 @ 3pm

    You can now enable add-ons in Brown's Google Drive to add functionality to your documents and spreadsheets. For example, add-ons are available to help you send faxes, create a bibliography, or translate text. Please consider that most add-ons were developed by third parties; many require permission to access all of your documents and your agreement with the app's own terms of service and privacy policy.

  • Mon. 4/14 @ 9am

    CIS is excited to announce an important addition to our software portfolio, LabVIEW! LabVIEW is a development environment for problem solving and measurement or control systems. The software is supported by National Instruments, but the IT Service Center can assist with installation.

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