March 2015

CNS Status Alert Page

Ever wanted to know if the technology problem you are having is just you, or if there is a bigger issue?  Ever want to know if there are plans to do maintenance at the same time your grant proposal is due?

The CNS Office of Information Technology (OIT) has rolled out a custom status page using StatusPage.io to provide additional transparency, immediate communication of technology incidents, and notice of planned and unplanned maintenance to our community.  We use this web site to announce things

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Welcome to the IT Support blog for the College of Natural Sciences!

The purpose of these pages is to demystify IT and IT policy for faculty, students and staff in the College of Natural Sciences here at the University of Texas at Austin.  We have created this venue to educate and inform you about policies and best practices on the management and use of computers, networks, peripherals, software, services and more.  We aim to provide a clear path through the sometimes confusing array of policy statements, product announcements, and security warnings that abound in our technology-laden world.

We will start with a series of articles

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