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News and Announcements
February 4, 2015
Free computer backup service for Stanford Earth graduate students
Recognizing that backups of computer data files are an essential part
of protecting Stanford's teaching and research, the School of Earth,
Energy and Environmental Sciences has purchased access to the central
University IT cloud-based
CrashPlan PROe backup service
for the computers of all graduate students in the School.
December 12, 2014
No IT support in Earth Sciences Dec 20, 2014 through Jan 4, 2015
The School of Earth Sciences will be observing the university winter closure
from December 20, 2014 through January 4, 2015. In general, there will be
no information technology services or support available in Earth Sciences
during this period.
October 10, 2014
Mitchell A59 G.R.I.D. lab closed for upgrades Nov. 12, 2014 - disks to be erased
Mitchell A59 G.R.I.D. computer lab
is maintained for individual research and creation of presentations
such as posters. The lab will be closed on November 12
to do a major upgrade of the operating systems and applications.
The single computer "Saxton" will be removed from the lab on
November 3. It will be used to build the new system image and then
returned on November 12 to be upgraded with the other computers.
All user files created on the local computer disks will be erased!
August 15, 2014
University computer enrollment process starts August 26, 2014
A brief "enrollment" questionnaire to collect basic information about
computers and their users will be pushed out to managed computers in
Earth Sciences as a "pop-up" application starting on August 26.
Please take a few minutes to fill out this questionnaire. The results
will be used to determine which computers need additional security
January 24, 2014
School of Earth Sciences plans for computing security compliance
Dean Matson sent this letter to the Stanford Earth Sciences community
outlining our plans for compliance with new university computing
January 23, 2014
Upgrade Windows XP before April 8 or lose access to Stanford network!
All computers on the SES network that still use Windows XP must
upgrade to a supported version of Windows 7 or Windows 8 by April 8,
2014, or be replaced or retired. The upgrade, backup, and encryption of
Stanford-owned Windows XP computers will be done by our IT team. If you
have an XP machine, you will be contacted by our IT staff to schedule
an upgrade. Students who have personal computers running XP also need
to upgrade. Technical measures will block network access for computers
running Windows XP after April 8.
January 23, 2014
Requirements for purchasing new computers for Stanford work
To comply with new university security requirements, effective
immediately, only approved computer configurations may be purchased
with Stanford funds and they must be configured and encrypted by our
CRC support team before use.