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The Computer Store's Best Sellers

Since Dartmouth's Computer Store opened its new location in McNutt Hall's basement this past spring, Purchasing & Sales Associate Erik Wagstaff has seen trends in ultra-book style laptops such as Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display and the Dell XPS and Latitude E6430U series. He also notes tablet lines are  picking up, with more customers leaning toward the iPad mini than the traditional-sized device.

Safety is Priority: Computing Services' Emergency Drill

By Steve Nyman
Dartmouth's Chief Information Security Officer

Computing Services is dedicated to providing high performing IT systems and support to the Dartmouth community.  We are also committed to ensuring our colleagues are safe in the event of an on-campus emergency.

I Love Lynda

On a recent trip home, my mother referenced a previous conversation we'd had about my job at Dartmouth.

“Now, who was that lady who was helping you with your computer?”

“Do you mean Lynda?” I said.

My mom was right, in a way. I had been learning from Lynda, but more specifically, I’d been following one of the nearly 2,000 online courses lynda.com offers on its website.

Lynda tutorials cover topics from architecture to web graphics—all taught by industry experts.

Teaching with Technology: Blackboard, Canvas Options for Learning Management

Learning management systems (LMS) have become a critical teaching and learning tool on most university campuses, and draw much publicity in the higher education sector. Dartmouth is no different—we have been using Blackboard for well over a decade; by now most courses have a Blackboard presence.

Women in Technology: Susan Schwarz, Director of Research Computing

I'm a software engineer in ITS' research computing group, where I help students and faculty with their computational research. One of the best parts of my job is the variety of research that I work with. Examples include writing programs to help patients with back problems decide on their course of treatment, and helping students visualize the complexities of stellar evolution.

Lights, Camera, Action! Media Production at Dartmouth

If you need to promote an event or document historical materials, Computing Services' Media Production Group can help.

We sat down to talk to Associate Director Mike Murray about the Media Production Group’s projects and process.

A Really Simple Story about Really Simple Syndication (RSS)

You may have asked yourself: What are RSS feeds, exactly—and why should I use them?

RSS, short for Really Simple Syndication, is a way of distributing content from one website or blog to a news aggregator (also termed news reader and RSS reader). RSS content can also be syndicated across websites: if you have a blog associated with a website, you can use RSS to have blog updates automatically appear on your website’s homepage.

Staff Profile: Elijah Gagne, Database Administrator

Elijah is a Database Administrator who joined the DBA team this past December for a six-month Structured Query Language (SQL) Server consolidation project. He recently redesigned the backup environment for SQL databases and is now building a cluster to consolidate the number of servers Dartmouth uses to run them. After the projects wraps up, he looks forward to playing a role managing Computing Services' Oracle database environment.

Smartphone Security: The Importance of Encryption

by Steve Nyman
Chief Information Security Officer

iPhones and Droids are lost and stolen every day. Let’s face it, even though our lives are stored on them, most people don’t protect the personal information stored on their phones.

Department Spotlight: Research Computing

Computing Services' Research Computing division helps Dartmouth scholars and researchers use computing to reach their academic goals by providing software, hardware, consulting, and training.

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