Feature Articles

Top 5 Stories in 2018 for UC IT

By Tom Andriola and Matt Hall.

 1. UC gets deal on IT infrastructure

UC conducted a single procurement initiative for five categories of IT infrastructure products and services – routers and switches, wireless, firewalls, servers, and storage. The result?…
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Improve Cybersecurity by Cultivating a Diverse Workforce

By Jeané Blunt. Camille Crittenden was the keynote speaker at the biannual UC Cyber Security Summit, held at UC Riverside, October 24, and hosted by the UC Cyber-Risk Coordination Center. She spoke compellingly about the lack of diversity in…
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What Does Europe’s New Privacy Law Mean for UC?

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By Scott Seaborn. On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went live, significantly changing the international privacy landscape and raising the regulatory stakes for institutions and companies working with the personal data of persons in Europe.  Read more about What Does Europe’s New Privacy Law Mean for UC?

Why Doctors Love Their Computers

UC San Diego Health Center and UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center

By Amy Sitapati, Brian Clay, and Marlene Millen. Thanks in no small part to digitization, medicine today is much different than the medicine of yesterday. Plenty has already been written about how electronic health record (EHR) systems amplify the time,…
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UC Davis Streamlines Services for International Students and Scholars

By Jeané Blunt. When most people think about UC Davis – agriculture, animal science, and even Gunrock the mustang may come to mind. They likely don’t realize that UC Davis is home to more than 10,000 international students and scholars…
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Wireless Smart Farming to Keep Frost Away From Citrus

UCSB SmartFarm sensor approximately 5 feet off the ground surrounded by citrus will help UC researchers know when to turn on windfans to protect plants from frost.

By Susan Rambo. Computer science researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara, are using the internet of things to prove that smart farming can be a farm implement as basic as the tractor and plough.

The husband and wife…
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Money, Mayhem, Mortality: A Cyber Tale

By Yvonne Tevis. It was a stormy night on the Dark Web.

But on a sunny UC campus one morning, Jack Tern was plowing through email. The ‘replies-to-all’ were driving him batty. So much work piling up, meetings to arrange, invoices…
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Women in Technology: What Do University of California Women Leaders Say?

Women in IT panel at UCCSC

By Julia Chen. Despite their growing numbers, women in technology still face significant barriers in the workplace. According to a 2016 report performed by the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT), only 25% of the computing workforce…
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UCSF Helps Manage Print Devices at Berkeley

UCSF Print Management

By Mario Carmona.  In 2011, the UCSF Print Management Program merged its services with UC Berkeley, creating a shared, central service center that both campuses can access. Partnering with Campus Shared Services Information Technology (CSS IT) and departmental IT Teams,…
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