The information technology group (ABSsIT) provides faculty, staff, and students with advanced information technology, computing, communication and data analysis expertise in support of research, teaching and extension. This encompasses a wide range of technical disciplines including: systems and database design and development, communications networking, statistical analysis, computer programming, operations research, bioinformatics, mathematical model development and implementation, computer graphics and multi-media, audio visual, web site and web application development.
Current IT and Computing Environment:
- A local network connected to the University backbone and the Internet.
- Departmental servers one of which is the main departmental file server, which provides network authentication, secure home directory space, application delivery, and print queue management.
- High performance, big memory, many core servers used for heavy numerical computation.
- A fully networked IT lab with workstations providing access to a wide variety of teaching and research software both general purpose and specifically related to our department.
- Scanners, film recorders, departmental printing services, presentation devices, and multimedia development tools.
- Video conferencing equipment.
- Purchasing, setup, and installation and maintenance of computers and peripherals.
- A well equipped PC support centre
- Support for all major operating systems(Microsoft, *nix, OS/X)
- Fundamental programming support for PERL, C, FORTRAN, PHP, and Java as well as Microsoft Software development tools.
- Software packages such as SAS, SPSS, Maple, Matlab, MySQL, R, ACSL, and others with a more specific application
- Server management, maintenance and administration
- Custom research and teaching software and systems development
- Consulting on information technology, data processing and statistical/mathematical issues
- Documentation and training
- Help desk support - send email requests and problems to email@example.com
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