LBNL Changes High Speed Home Access Policy
The Lab has changed its policy regarding provision and reimbursement of DSL and cable Internet connections. Under the new policy, employees designated by their Division Management as requiring high speed home access will choose their own service provider, and the Lab will reimburse users for 50 percent of the cost. The change is expected to significantly reduce the cost to the Lab while ensuring compliance with DOE guidelines. ITSD will no longer centrally manage the procurement, support and payment for high speed home access. Effective April 4, ITSD will begin assisting current users with their transition options. Read FAQs about the policy.
Workshops Provide Introduction to Collaborative Resources
LBNL's Distributed Systems Department, which has developed and deployed various tools and applications to help geographically dispersed scientists collaborate on scientific research, presents four tutorials for Lab researchers. Tutorials are free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Sign up for any or all of the tutorials by sending email. For details go here. All tutorials will be held in Perseverance Hall (54-130).
A temporary interruption like a computer crash or network outage is bothersome enough, but imagine losing all your data, and not having the means to recover it. Regular backups help ensure this won’t happen. Not only does it make good sense, the RPM also calls for regular backups. If you are interested, email Chris Manders. Read more.
Your Password: To Share or Not To Share?
Do you share your password with someone else? The RPM states that shared
user IDs and passwords are not generally allowed except when your system
manager approves. You should be aware that sharing your password with
anyone else greatly increases the likelihood that your password will fall
into the wrong hands and then be used to gain unauthorized access to your
account. The RPM states that you are also responsible for the consequences
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