• Wed. 10/28 @ 2pm

    When you paste text, unwanted formatting sometimes comes along for the ride.

    If you already use the Paste keyboard shortcut Control+V (PC) or Command+V (Mac), try adding a Shift to paste the text without formatting.

    Paste without Formatting on a Mac  Paste without Formatting on a PC

  • Mon. 10/26 @ 5pm

    What are some simple steps that iPhone and Android owners can take to make their phones more secure?

    Last week, CIS staffers Andy and Obasi presented phone security sessions as part of BEar AWARE month. We'd like to share some of our favorite tips from these sessions.

  • Wed. 10/21 @ 10am

    We've made a change to the way that Adobe Creative Cloud Applications are installed on Brown-owned computers.

    The process for Creative Cloud installation is now the same as the personal version: instead of downloading each piece of Adobe software individually from the software catalog, you can simply install the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application and manage software installation and updates from within that program.

  • Thu. 10/8 @ 8am

    On October 14th at 3:30pm in Salomon De Ciccio Family Auditorium, please join us in welcoming Aneel Bhusri.

    Aneel Bhusri is a Brown alumnus and the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Workday. He has been a leader and innovator in enterprise software for over twenty years and is a Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He will be joining us at Brown University for a conversation with Ravi Pendse (Vice President and Chief Information Officer, CIS), followed by Q&A, as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series: Leadership in Technology. 

  • Fri. 10/2 @ 8am

    On September 30th, Apple released its newest operating system, El Capitan (Mac OS X 10.11).

    We're evaluating the final release of El Capitan for compatibility with Brown's computing environment and upgrading our systems where necessary.

    Although the "beta" version appeared to work well in Brown's computing environment, we do not yet recommend upgrading because there are usually issues with the first release of any new operating system. We've heard of the following issues occurring after an upgrade:

  • Fri. 10/2 @ 8am

    What do you want to learn this month? Take your pick of these excellent tech workshops and events, including a number of events for National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

    As always, we recommend following the links to confirm the time and date in case anything changes. If we missed something, tweet us @ITatBrown or email We will continue to update this list if new events are scheduled.

  • Thu. 10/1 @ 9am

    On October 9th at 3pm in Salomon De Ciccio Family Auditorium, please join us in welcoming Michael Dell.

    Michael Dell is the Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer of Dell, Inc. After founding Dell in 1984 at the age of 19, he was the youngest CEO ever to earn a ranking on the Fortune 500. He will be joining us at Brown University for a conversation followed by Q&A as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series: Leadership in Technology.  

    No backpacks or large bags allowed.

    Update: a recording of the event is available below.

  • Wed. 9/30 @ 12pm

    Round icon with a smartphone with paw print in the center and the following words along the circumference: BEar AWARE - Be Safe OnlineThis fall get the tools and the knowledge to keep you safe online, have fun in the process, and enter our contest to win one of several prizes!

  • Wed. 9/23 @ 10am

    When we announced Brown's Adobe Creative Cloud for personally-owned computers, some of you told us that it was missing a feature you needed: cloud storage. 

    Now, Brown's Adobe Creative Cloud license includes cloud storage and collaboration. This addition provides us with more than just storage: it allows us to log into mobile apps and work seamlessly between different Adobe products.

  • Wed. 9/16 @ 11am

    We're hiring! Here are our current job openings in Computing & Information Services; you can apply at the links below.