George Sadowsky was the Director of NYU’s Academic Computing Facility and the Director of Network Services at ITS prior to his retirement in November, 2000. This article, originally published in the spring 2001 issue of Connect, was an excerpt from reminiscences given by George.
The IT Services column will spotlight articles related to specific services provided by NYU IT, including tutorials, analysis, and updates.
NYU handles issues with the NYURoam Wireless network seriously and is always working to improve the service. However, there are a few things that are often interpreted as slow or unreliable wireless that are actually caused by something else. Here are a few potential culprits.
The LaGuardia Co-op provides computer workstations, collaboration space, and other resources. In the lower level, you’ll find a gaming lounge, VR console, and other ways to help you temporarily take your mind off your coursework — unless, that is, your course work involves gaming and VR. In which case, the Co-op still has you covered.
Are you unsure about which NYU wireless network to use? Depending on your device and user role, there are a few ways you can connect to the NYURoam Wireless service. This article explains the difference between them and how to configure your device to connect to the fastest and most appropriate network.
NYU Docs/Drive enables community members to collaborate on, edit, and approve documents. Docs can be used for both synchronous and asynchronous collaboration. However, not all of Docs’ powerful collaborative features are obvious at first glance. In this article are some tips to help you make the most of Docs and more effectively work together with colleagues on shared documents.
Recently, the University enhanced the NYU Albert Student, Faculty, and Advisor Centers based on student feedback and the growing needs of the University community. Those improvements included an updated and mobile-friendly site layout, as well as features that are compliant with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards.
Searching a large archive of email can yield unexpectedly limited results. The default search capability in NYU Mail may restrict results based on criteria you’re unaware it’s applying. This article details tips for more effectively searching your email by sender, attachment, label, and other criteria.
Their ePortfolio program at Gallatin allows students to document and digitally showcase their work and experiences and prepare for their senior colloquium. Gallatin envisioned a space where students could create a digital scrapbook of their achievements.
The Laguardia Co-op is the flagship location of NYU’s three Student Technology Centers, located at the heart of the Washington Square campus. The Co-op facility is an experimental take on a traditional computer lab experience. With the tagline “Connect & Create,” students from different schools across NYU can use the Co-op collaborate as a group or work individually.
NYU IT’s Global Command Center, located in lower Manhattan, monitors critical hardware and other systems at all of NYU’s global locations, helping protect from and respond to a variety of potential issues, including heat, power, and plumbing issues that could threaten smooth operations.