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September 2016 Newsletter

New Mobile Device Contracts Pay Off

University IT’s recent efforts to renegotiate mobile device contracts with wireless carriers will pay off this month with lower rates and more valuable services. Effective Sept. 1, new contract terms with AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon will result in lower rates for the 9,000 mobile device users on 10,000 devices, with annual savings of more than $3 million for the Stanford community.

Integration Reduces Building Access Burdens

University IT, the Registrar’s Office, and the School of Humanities and Sciences have teamed up to build a technical solution to allow after-hours access to select classrooms around campus. This solution enhances the student experience and brings welcome relief to building managers.

Sustainable IT Initiatives Result in Energy and Cost Savings

University IT partners with Sustainable Stanford, Stanford Research Computing, and IT departments across campus to provide resources and support that encourage energy efficiency and power management. The result is thousands of dollars saved annually in energy costs.

University IT Launches Phishing Awareness Service

Phishing has grown in sophistication and prevalence to where it is now recognized as today’s single greatest cybersecurity threat. University IT is launching a new service that sends simulated phishing emails to increase awareness.

What software is available for home use and costs just $9.95?

The University IT Software Licensing office offers software for Stanford faculty, staff, and students. Find out which popular software package is available to purchase for personal use for only $9.95.