|January 30, 2006|
Email Storage Rate Cut By 20 Percent
IT reduced the rate charged for IMAP email storage by 20 percent to $1.40 per megabyte (Mbyte) per month for storage over 100 Mbytes. This reduction (from the current rate of $1.75 per Mbyte) takes effect for the January billing month, which ended Thursday, Jan. 19. The IT Division, in collaboration with its Labwide IT Advisory Committee (ITAC), did an in-depth analysis of the email costing model, and IT determined it could reduce the storage rate during this budget cycle. IT will continue to work with ITAC to review alternative email rate structures.
Telephone Rates Reduced by 40 Percent and More
Usage rates for telephone service have been reduced on average 40 percent for local, 50 percent for domestic long distance, and 90 percent for international calls since fiscal year 2004. These rate reductions were made possible by favorable contract negotiations, improved efficiencies, and the completion of major projects funded through usage rates. For questions, please call Richard Gregory (x7947).
Library Adds Back Files to 1945 to Web of Science
The LBNL Library recently acquired additional access back files dating back to 1945 from Web of Science, the online scientific citation database. The Library has a license that allows five concurrent users to access the website at any one time. Users are advised to please logout upon completion of a search. Keeping a session open ties up a licensed seat for up to 60 minutes, and prohibits another user’s access. Please help make this resource available to all who need it.
Each year the IT Division brings in a number of students from local community colleges as part of a school-to-career program that is now in its seventh year. “Internships assist students with furthering their education goals, and give them hands-on experience in computer support and maintenance,” said Charlie Verboom, IT’s Workstation Support Group Lead and sponsoring mentor of the interns. Read students’ stories here.
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