Charley Kneifel and Carl McMillon inspect servers at Duke's Data Center

It's a Virtual World

March 21, 2018

You are probably not aware of it, but you are using virtual machines – also known as VMs – every day. Virtual machines emulate a standardized computer, making it easier to move compute jobs between the whirring metal boxes in large computer server rooms and the cloud.

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How I became a poster child for tax ID fraud

March 15, 2018

I received such a letter on March 9, 2016. Someone had taken the liberty of filing a tax return on my behalf.  And while I dread doing my taxes every year and would love for someone to do it for me, I’d prefer to have my refund deposited into my bank account, not someone else’s.

sign announcing mfa for students april 17.

MFA added for students

March 14, 2018

Students will be required to use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), or 2-step verification on some services beginning April 17 for added security.

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Using Drones to Feed Billions

March 5, 2018

As our population continues its rapid growth, food is becoming increasingly scarce. By the year 2050, we will need to double our current food production to feed the estimated 9.6 million mouths that will inhabit Earth.

3D printed hearts improve surgical care

March 1, 2018

Duke surgeons are collaborating with units across campus to diagnose and treat hearts with the help of an emerging technology: 3-D printing.

Rodney Cozart poses with his staff, Kelli Snyder at the OIT Service Desk

Blue Devil of the Week: Solving Day-to-Day Tech Problems

February 5, 2018

Rodney Cozart is making a difference at Duke and with kids in his community

Quincy Garbutt looks over some historic macs

A Window Into Learning: The Historic Macs Exhibit

January 29, 2018

Dozens of old Macs ranging from 1984 through early 2000's took center stage during an exhibit hosted by Duke's Office of Information and Technology. Stephen Toback of OIT takes visitors through a memory tour from the Macintosh II through the first powerbooks. Each made some impact on research and education at Duke.

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Your Online Pathway to New Skills

January 23, 2018

Free for Duke employees, offers thousands of training videos.

Sign to promote multifactor authentication added to VPN & some computing services

More security for VPN, computing services

January 22, 2018

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) will soon be required to access several Duke services for increased security.

January 25 - MFA will be required for Virtual Computing Manager (VMC) and Research Toolkits.

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Student TechFairs in February

January 18, 2018

OIT is hosting 2 student "I ❤ Tech" fairs in February. 

  • Tuesday, February 6 from 12-2p.m at TEC in Telecom bldg. on West campus.
  • Tuesday, February 13 from 6-8p.m in Marketplace Upper East on East campus.

Students may attend one or both events.