How to do 11 Years of Work in Under 10 Days

On May 21, 2011, NYU successfully delivered Google Apps for Education to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Negotiating a contract that ensured the NYU community’s privacy, security, legal compliance, and business continuity took years to hammer out, but the massive migration project was accomplished in a mere four months! More →

Launching Google Apps for Education

The Google Migration project kicked-off in January 2011 and was completed four months later, in May. The foundation for this success was a terrific team, and many good choices made along the way. Following are three key decisions that I believe made it possible for us to pull off such a large project in such a short timeframe. More →

Guidance for Privacy and Security in NYU Google Apps for Education

As the amount of sensitive data we store online in services like NYU Google Apps for Education increases, safeguarding privacy and security is of ever-greater importance. University community members need to be aware of the policies regarding and guidelines designed to help safeguard your personal information. More →

Introducing NYU’s New Spatial Data Repository

The GIS services at the DSS support teaching, learning, and research with geospatial technology across the University. The Spatial Data Repository (SDR) is a welcome addition to the GIS services long provided by the Data Service Studio (and previously by ITS Statistical Computing). More →

Stern’s Use of Paperless Technology a Success

Though many predicted a paperless age with the proliferation of computers, that promise has remained largely unrealized. However, with recent developments in mobile device and tablet technologies that enhance portability and improve interactivity with digital documents, the idea may at long last be nearing fruition. More →

Better Internet, No Wires Attached

Over the years, wireless access has become an increasingly integral part of how the NYU community stays connected and pursues its academic and administrative goals. When the fledgling NYURoam service was launched in the Fall 2004 semester, it was used by just over 6,000 individuals. During the Spring 2011 semester, over 45,000 NYU-affiliated individuals logged into NYURoam, not including those who used the Guest wireless network. More →

Nobel Prize-Winning NYU Economics Professor Aided by HPC Services

On October 10th, 2011, professor Sargent and Princeton University professor Christopher Sims were honored by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences with the Noble Prize in Economics for “empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy.” Their use of statistical methods to disentangle the complex variables that govern economic behavior have given policy makers new tools to help understand the way government policies affect the economy. More →