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Business Information Technology | Business Information Technology | Virginia Tech


Introducing a new BIT option: BIT-Cyber

In the Department of Business Information Technology, we work with data, people and technology. We build decision support systems to help managers run their businesses and make better decisions. We use data and technology to manage operations across a global supply chain. And now, with the launch of BIT-Cyber, we teach students how to make secure and ethical decisions about data use, keep IT systems secure, and protect both businesses and their customers from cyber harm.

Data visualization class held in the Athenaeum classroom in Newman Library.

Poster presentation 2019

College Factual has ranked BIT the 4th best Management Science and Quantitative Methods program in the nation, and the 3rd most popular destination for students interested in Management Science and Quantitative Methods in a Business School.

Data visualization class held in the

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Internet Download Accelerator | Information

Internet Download Accelerator effectively solves
three of the biggest problems when downloading files: speed, resuming
broken downloads, and management of downloaded files.

The distinguishing features of Internet Download Accelerator are superior
overall performance and convenient user interface.

IDA AVCInternet
Download Accelerator lets you to noticeably increase the speed of file
download from the Internet using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP protocols. The acceleration
is achieved by splitting a file being downloaded into several parts and
downloading these parts at the same time. Internet Download Accelerator
resumes broken downloads from where they left off from both HTTP, HTTPS
and FTP servers.

To increase usability Internet Download Accelerator integrates with Internet
Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Mozilla, Opera, Netscape, Safari, Yandex.Browser
, Vivaldi and others, replacing the standard
download modules. Moreover, the program monitors the system clipboard
and detects URLs in the clipboard. With IDA you can download and save video from popular video services.

IDATop

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Division of Information Technology | Division of Information Technology

Division of Information Technology

IT News @ Virginia Tech

  • Apr 17, 2020

    You can sync your Google and Outlook Calendars with Microsoft Power Automate

    Learn how to sync your Google and Outlook calendars, so you can manage your events in one application, by using the Microsoft Power Automate tool.

  • Apr 13, 2020

    Gartner Campus Access available to help inform technology research and decisions

    Gartner Campus Access provides Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff with unlimited access to more than 100,000 business and information technology research documents and analytics. Now available through OneCampus.

  • Apr 08, 2020

    Ergonomic resources for teleworking employees

    Setting up a home office? Those working remotely can implement easy ergonomic principles that will help deliver a boost to wellbeing, comfort, and productivity. Make individual adjustments, based on personal preference and comfort.

  • Apr 07, 2020

    Zoom best practices for protecting meeting security and privacy

    While no tool is 100%

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Master of Science in Information Technology | Online IT Programs | Technology isn’t Bound by Geography. Neither are You.

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Computer Information Systems vs Computer Science

These days there are almost TOO many choices for online Computer Science and IT degrees. Which tech-savvy degree should you choose? What’s the difference between a Computer Information Systems vs Computer Science major? IS there really any difference? If so, which one is best for which career paths?

If you’re having trouble choosing an IT degree path, start by asking yourself which of the following three career questions interests you most:  

1. Why does the technology work?
2. How does the technology work?
3. What technology would work the best?

The question you find yourself most drawn to is a clue to which type of online degree you’d prefer when it comes to Computer Information Systems vs Computer Science.

Many of the online IT degrees offered today are related to Computer Science, Information Technology or Computer Information Systems. Each major shares much in common, but each also tends to focus

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UW Information Technology

About UW-IT

Welcome to the organizational website for UW Information Technology. For information on IT tools and resources at the UW, visit IT Connect.

UW-IT is the central IT organization for the University of Washington, providing critical technology support to all three campuses, UW medical centers and global research operations. UW-IT collaborates with University partners to advance teaching, learning, innovation and discovery at the UW.

UW-IT’s responsibilities include:

  • Strategic planning, oversight and direction of the University’s IT infrastructure, resources and services
  • Consulting with academic, clinical and administrative units to evaluate their IT requirements, capabilities and requests
  • Managing UW central IT infrastructure and services, including academic and collaborative applications, accessible technology, administrative systems and information management, classroom technology, computing infrastructure, customer service, data centers, information security and privacy, IT services and strategic sourcing, networking, technology business continuity and telecommunications
  • Providing technology tools and resources for UW students, faculty and staff. Visit
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Information Technology – Northwestern University

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Tips for Protecting Your Meetings from “Zoombombing”

Universities are experiencing incidents of “Zoombombing”—when unwelcome intruders attend a Zoom session for nefarious reasons. Such intrusions are disruptive and could result in the unintentional sharing of sensitive information. Northwestern IT encourages faculty, staff, and students to understand the risks of “Zoombombing” and to be prepared. Read the Tips

Resources for Teaching, Learning, and Working Remotely

Northwestern IT offers comprehensive, convenient, and secure services to support the needs of students, faculty, and staff both on- and off-campus. Take a moment to learn more about available resources for teaching, learning, and working remotely. Faculty members and students seeking information on remote instruction for Spring Quarter can also visit the Remote Teaching and Learning Guidance page.

Move to New VPN Date Changed to May 15

In response to COVID-19, the deadline to move to GlobalProtect VPN, originally planned for April 1, has been extended

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EPIC – Electronic Privacy Information Center

EPIC Urges FTC to Investigate Zoom, Issue Best Practices for Online Conferencing

In a letter to FTC Chairman Joe Simons, EPIC urged the FTC to “open an investigation of Zoom’s business practices and to issue, as soon as practicable, Best Practices for Online Conferencing Services.” The EPIC letter followed a 2019 complaint from EPIC warning that Zoom had “placed at risk the privacy and security of the users of its services.” EPIC also explained to the FTC that Zoom had “exposed users to the risk of remote surveillance, unwanted videocalls, and denial-of-service attack.” In the April 2020 letter to the Commission, EPIC reminded the Commission that it acted on similar complaints from EPIC concerning Facebook and Google but failed to act on the Zoom complaint. EPIC cited widespread reports of privacy and security flaws with the online conferencing service. EPIC wrote, “Now more than ever, the Federal Trade Commission has

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Software Catalog | Division of Information Technology

Ableton Live

Abelton Live is a musical tool that allows users to create, produce and perform music.

Platform: Mac

SINC Sites Students Adobe Acrobat Logo

Adobe Acrobat Pro X

Adobe Acrobat Pro is software that creates and manages dynamic forms, delivers professional documents and easily allows for the exporting of data for analysis and reporting.

Platform: Mac, Windows

Other, SINC Sites Faculty, Staff, Students

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Adobe Acrobat Reader is a software product for viewing, printing, searching, and collaborating on portable document files (PDFs).

Platform: Mac, Windows

SINC Sites, SoftWeb Faculty, Staff, Students This is an image of Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects allows users to animate, alter and composite media for post-production editing of motion graphics.

Platform: Mac

SINC Sites Faculty, Staff, Students Adobe Creative Cloud logo

Adobe Creative Cloud

Creative applications and services that provide artists, designers, developers, photographers, and other creative professionals with tools and assets they need to create innovative work across desktop and mobile

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A Basic Introduction to Information Technology (IT)

The terms “information technology” and “IT” are widely used in business and the field of computing. People use the terms generically when referring to various kinds of computer-related work, which sometimes confuses their meaning.

What Is Information Technology?

A 1958 article in Harvard Business Review referred to information technology as consisting of three basic parts: computational data processing, decision support, and business software. This time period marked the beginning of IT as an officially defined area of business; in fact, this article probably coined the term.

Over the ensuing decades, many corporations created so-called “IT departments” to manage the computer technologies related to their business. Whatever these departments worked on became the de facto definition of Information Technology, one that has evolved over time. Today, IT departments have responsibilities in areas like computer tech support, business computer network and database administration, business software deployment, and information security.

Especially during the

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