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Update Java on your Mac or Windows Machine

Oracle has released new updates to fix security holes in Java.  In February tech giants Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, and Twitter acknowledged computers on their network had been hacked through vulnerabilities in the Java platform.  As a result, Oracle has released updates to Java that will help prevent these types of attacks. Java (unlike JavaScript) is […]

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Adobe Creative Suite 6 Now Available

Adobe Creative Suite version 6 is now available on Northeastern’s network. This suite of applications can be accessed on NUnet PCs and Macs located in InfoCommons, the Digital Media Commons, and in Information Technology Services supported computer labs.  Faculty and staff PCs and Macs that have the NUnet image also have access to Creative Suite […]

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Shillman Classroom Updates

In an ongoing effort to improve the classroom experience at Northeastern, Information Technology Services updated several classrooms in Shillman Hall during spring break. A total of 13 classrooms in Shillman were renovated to bring them up to our new standard classroom setup.  Updates included installing all new audiovisual equipment, replacing existing older desks with the […]

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SAS Now Widely Available at NU

The University has expanded its license for the SAS Education Analytical Suite to an Academic Site License to now cover all faculty, staff and students. SAS is used for both teaching and research purposes, and will now be available for use on University owned machines as well as personal machines for home use. Faculty and staff […]

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Upcoming Storage and Shared Drive Improvements

In the coming months, Information Technology Services will be moving Northeastern’s existing storage infrastructure to a new platform. This upgrade in technology brings a wide range of benefits to the University, including streamlined infrastructure management and improved performance and data storage to support our growing environment. Future improvements to this infrastructure will be easier as the […]

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Cool Tools for Teaching and Learning

Academic Technology Services (ATS) is investigating the many ways learning modules can be created along with technology that supports collaboration and communication. We are evaluating tools based on desired output and cost, while considering ease of use from both a consumption and creation standpoint. Below are some of the free tools ATS is currently testing. […]

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