Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services (ITS) provides technology leadership and support to all areas of the University of West Georgia community. ITS offers a wide variety of services from user assistance and training to planning and maintaining the campus-wide network. Providing this range of services makes its role a very challenging one. To successfully meet the challenge, ITS is continually upgrading services and equipment that are available to the campus community.
ITS maintains support of the central Sun Microsystems Unix servers for the campus. This includes a cluster of SunFire v880s, which provides e-mail and web accounts for all students, faculty, and staff, and a Sun 4500, which supports the Banner Student System. ITS also operates the campus' central ONE CARD server in addition to providing support for approximately 25 NT and Linux fileservers, which serve both the academic and administrative communities.
ITS also manages the campus' administrative and residence hall data and telephone networks. The campus data network maintained by ITS is a completely switched, high-speed network providing switched ten megabit connections to students in the computer labs and the students living in the residence halls. High-speed Internet access from the University campus is provided through a link to PeachNet, operated by the University System of Georgia.
Student microcomputer labs are located in the College of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education, and the University Community Center. Many of these labs are used for instruction; however, the Community Center computer lab is an open lab for general use.