UW Information Technology

UW-IT collaborates with partners across the University to enhance security, and support productivity and innovation.

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Supporting the Special Olympics USA

The UW hosted the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics USA Games in July, drawing more than 4,000 athletes and coaches to the Seattle campus, with UW-IT providing high-bandwidth wired and wireless connectivity to support athletes, their families, coaches and fans.

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Five years of UW TechConnect Conference

More than 350 IT professionals from across the University attended the fifth annual UW TechConnect Conference, underscoring how many people value the opportunity to engage with colleagues across a range of IT topics, and learn from one another.

Promoting IT security across the UW

Ominous digital silhouette of man in a hooded sweatshirt.Promoting a culture of information security is a major focus of the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Collaborating with UW units, CISO provides advice and guidance on IT security issues, hosts monthly IT security briefings, and empowers organizations to make informed security decisions.


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Network security enhancements help protect data

New security enhancements to the UW network block malicious traffic from the Internet and help protect personal and UW data. UW-IT also improved the Husky OnNet virtual private network service for UW students, faculty and staff, offering secure connections to the UW network from remote locations.

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Making IT products accessible is a priority at the UW

UW-IT collaborates closely with vendors to improve the accessibility of technology products and services used at the UW. The result — significant accessibility enhancements for products such as Zoom video conferencing, the Canvas learning management system and the UW Connect service management tool (ServiceNow).

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Major upgrades improve Wi-Fi at UW Tower, libraries, other buildings

Major upgrades significantly enhanced Wi-Fi service at the UW Tower, UW Libraries, Padelford Hall and 70 other buildings throughout the UW. The upgrades by UW-IT improved coverage and capacity, with the goal of providing the best wireless experience for the UW community.

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Setting up a UW NetID now easier

Users can now more easily sign up for a UW NetID, password and related settings with a new streamlined process. Students, employees, academic affiliates and new applicants can quickly create their UW NetIDs on the Identity.UW website, managed by UW-IT.