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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.

    Have a happy and safe 4th of July weekend.

    media•tech Support Center Walk-In Hours of Operation

     

    Sun. June 28:  2:00PM to 8:00PM

    Mon. June 29:  8:00AM to 9:00PM

    Tues. June 30: 8:00AM to 9:00PM

    Wed. July 1:     8:00AM to 9:00PM

    Thurs. July 2:   8:00AM to 9:00PM

    Fri. July 3:        8:00AM to 5:00PM

    Sat. July 4:     Closed

    We are located on the first floor of the Main Library

    Please note our new summer hours!

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

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    Apple Store for Education

    Gov Connection

    InfoTech Happenings This Week:

    June 28, 2015 - July 4, 2015 

    Upgrades to the wireless network will take place throughout this summer.

     

     

     

    Technology Definition of the Week:

    Mobile Back End As A Service

     

    A computing architecture that provides access to the servers, storage, databases and other resources that support a mobile application.

    An alternative to mobile middleware, a BaaS approach uses unified application programming interfaces (APIs) and software developer's kits (SDKs) to connect mobile apps to backend resources in the cloud. MBaaS can also be used to federate backend services and provide common backend features such as push notifications, social networking integration and location services. This is a departure from typical mobile application development, which requires developers to incorporate the APIs of each backend service individually.

    MBaaS empowers mobile developers by completely abstracting the server-side infrastructure. Developers can assemble the required building blocks and just write the code that connects them. This lets developers focus on delivering rich user experiences instead of dealing with mundane backend infrastructure.