UW Information Technology


May 3, 2021

When a pandemic hits, configuring work computers goes on autopilot

In the past year, UW Information Technology has pushed the boundaries of tech to ensure UW staff, among others, get their hands on the tools they need while the pandemic keeps nearly everyone away from campus. Autopilot is but one example.

April 24, 2020

Delivering innovative network solutions to the frontlines of COVID-19

Teams from UW-IT and UW Medicine come together in an intensive cross-unit collaboration to develop wired, wireless and telecommunications network connections in locations never before attempted — and in record time to fight COVID-19.

February 28, 2020

Latest financial aid enhancements better reflect students’ dynamic living situations

In the first step towards a substantial improvement to provide students with the right financial aid as their living and school situations change, the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) has moved from annual to quarterly student cost calculations.

January 28, 2020

New proof-of-immunity report helps protect UW community

A new report developed in partnership with UW Information Technology will make it easier for Hall Health to track student immunization records and better protect the UW community against measles, mumps and meningococcal disease.

January 15, 2020

Beware of phishing emails asking for W-2 information

A message to the UW community provides information to help students, faculty and staff protect their UW NetID and password from phishing attacks, which increase during tax season.

December 5, 2019

University-wide benefits stem from collaborative document management project

UW faculty teaching in class

With a new IT system in place, the Office of Academic Personnel has drastically reduced its reliance on paper files, while also making records management more efficient and record-keeping more secure.

October 31, 2019

What is the most popular email service at the UW?

Infographic shows where students, faculty and staff forward their email to, for years 2019, 2014 and 2004; For 2019, with approximately 616,000 UW NetIDs, Gmail was top at 220k, UW Exchange Online at 64k; Hotmail at 49K, UW mailing lists at 48k and Yahoo! at 44k; for 2014, there were approximately 440k UW NetIDs, with Gmail at Number 1 for forwarding at 120k; hotmail at 46k; UW Gmail at 43K, UW Deskmail at 43k and UW Mailing lists at 41k; for2004, there were 214k UW NetIDs, with UW Deskmail at Number 1 with 106k; UW mailing lists at 34k, Hotmail at 19k, Yahoo! at 9k and AOL at 6K; Note: UW Deskmail was retired in 2018; UW Mailing Lists include both UW "Mail Lists" and "UW Mailman Lists."

Did you know that all email that comes into the UW gets forwarded to UW email services or private email accounts? Take a look at the top five forwarding locations. One of them might even surprise you!

September 27, 2019

Big price drop for software in FY2020

Students, faculty and staff will see significant price decreases for popular software managed by UW-IT in fiscal year 2020 at all three campuses — with three products now available for free to students.