For some of us, a computer is everything. It’s your repository for every major achievement of your life, your gateway to much larger world for news and interacting with friends and family, some next door and some on the other side of the world. It’s your amazing tool for being productive when deadlines approach or your escape when you just need to laugh or unwind.
Without the Internet, your computer is a typewriter at best and a paperweight at worst. You need to protect this amazing asset, but how? You need to be on the network to figure out how to protect yourself from the network. What do you do? You need to Get Connected.
Get Connected 2012 in its 14th year of providing excellent security, automated troubleshooting, and adding convenient IT tools to the desktops of Students, Faculty and Staff of Indiana University.
For years, as part of safeguarding the security of your computer, Get Connected has ensured your operating system has been fully patched and updated with the latest service packs, an antivirus client if you didn’t have one installed, and some form of anti-spyware, but did you know that it also does much more than that?
The 2012 version of Get Connected provides support for the latest Operation Systems: Windows 8 and OS X Mountain Lion (10.8), as well as supporting Windows 7, Vista, and XP. But, this year, it packs something new under the hood.
New to the 2012 version is the ability to register network cards with IU’s network via “off-campus” mode. This gives new students, faculty, and staff the ability to pre-register all of computer’s network cards prior to the machine being brought onto campus.
It installs helpful tools like the UITS Printer finder to allow you to easily print to any UITS lab printer on campus. Are you low on hard disk space, but you’d love to install the entire Adobe Creative Suite if you had the free space? Get Connect also provides the necessary browser plugins to IUanyWare, Indiana University’s cloud-based software deployment environment.
Even further advances have been made to the 2012 version of Get Connected to support Faculty and Staff. The new advanced customization and reporting features allows IT Professionals in Schools and Departments to automate the software install process tailored to the specific needs of their users.
Learn more about Get Connected when Chief designer, Brent Moberly, presents these new features and much more during Indiana University’s Statewide IT Conference in Bloomington on September 24-25, 2012.
Get Connected is just one of the many ways that the staff of University Information Technology Services fulfill our mission and commitment to keeping your technology current, safe, and always productive.
For more information, see our Knowledge Base article:
At IU, what is Get Connected and how do I use it?