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    Information Technology

    The Information Technology Department strives to provide access to teaching, learning, research, administrative, and communication technologies through a commitment to excellence in infrastructure, customer support, end user professional development opportunities, and technical leadership in fulfillment of the institutional mission and core values. Please refer to our menu on the left for further information.

    Online Support Center

    Students, Faculty and Staff can also get help here: mediatech@rwu.edu

    Help with getting connected to the RWU wireless networks will be available in the Main Library for all students during Library hours.

     

    media•tech Support Center Walk-In Hours of Operation

    Sun. Mar 29 - 10:00am to 2:00am
    Mon. Mar 30 -  7:30am to 2:00am
    Tue. Mar 31 -  7:30am to 2:00am
    Wed.Apr  1  -  7:30am to 2:00am
    Thu. Apr  2  -  7:30am to 2:00am
    Fri.   Apr  3  - 7:30am to 6:00pm
    Sat.  Apr  4 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

    We are located on the first floor of the Main Library

    You can contact media•tech by phone at (401) 254-6363

    Purchase Computer Equipment For Class

    Apple Back to School Offer

    Gov Connection

    InfoTech Happenings This Week:

    Mar 22, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015 

    Installation will be continuing for the addition of wireless access points at Almeida Residence Halls.

     

    Technology Definition of the Week:

    Native Cloud Application

     A program that is designed specifically for a cloud computing architecture.

    NCAs are designed to take advantage of cloud computing frameworks, which are composed of loosely-coupled cloud services. That means that developers must break down tasks into separate services that can run on several servers in different locations. Because the infrastructure that supports a native cloud app does not run locally, NCAs must be planned with redundancy in mind so the application can withstand equipment failure and be able to re-map IP addresses automatically should hardware fail.

    The design paradigm is cost-effective, however, because services and resources for computation and storage can be scaled out horizontally as needed, which negates the need for overprovisioning hardware and having to plan for load balancing. Virtual servers can quickly be added for testing and, in theory, an NCA can be rolled out and brought to market on the same day it's created.

    In general, a native app is an application program that has been developed for use on a particular platform or device.