Announcements

  • 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.

  • Fri. 4/11 @ 5pm

    Background on OpenSSL and Heartbleed

    Late on Monday, April 7, researchers discovered a flaw in the security tool, OpenSSL, which provides the encryption that protects Internet traffic and communications between one device and another. Most users would know this as the small, closed padlock and "https:" on web browsers to signify that your Internet traffic is secure. The flaw, nicknamed "Heartbleed", allows an attacker to capture usernames, passwords, and pretty much any other information.

  • Fri. 4/11 @ 10am

    Brown instructors, have a project in mind to make your class more engaging involving technology? Want to spend a few days this summer learning what technology support Brown has to offer and getting hands-on help developing a project plan?

  • Wed. 4/9 @ 9am

    Yesterday, Microsoft issued the last update for Windows XP. As a result, Computing and Information Services will not be able continue supporting XP. For security reasons, CIS recommends upgrade or replacement of your computer as soon as possible. Faculty and staff, please consult your department's IT support professional prior to upgrading your operating system.

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  • Tue. 3/18 @ 3pm

    ISG has added the new section How Do I ...? to their web pages. From the main "Information Security" link, click on the "How Do I ...?" link for a collection of commonly asked questions with quick answers, plus links to more details.

  • Tue. 3/11 @ 4pm

    Brown's Google Apps service allows each of us to have 30 GB shared storage for email and Google Drive. If you're getting close to your limit or just feel like keeping things clean, you can find big files in your mail and drive using the following instructions.

    There's now an easier way to search your emails by size. Open the Advanced Search by clicking the triangle on the inner right of the search box at the top of your email.

  • Fri. 2/28 @ 9am

    The Brown Linux User Group hosts a Linux Installfest once a semester. This Saturday, March 1st, you can join them in the CIT Motorola Room - Room 165 at 115 Waterman St - from 10AM to 3PM.

  • Wed. 2/26 @ 3pm

    We've heard from a lot of students who don't realize it's possible to print to PAWPrints from their own computers. We've recorded Mac and PC videos of the setup. Remember that you need to be connected to Brown-Secure wireless or with an ethernet cable on campus in order to print.  Follow along with the text instructions here.

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