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The Heartbleed bug is a major security vulnerability that affects many websites, servers and applications worldwide. Florida State has been identifying and patching vulnerable university systems since the flaw was first discovered in OpenSSL on April 7. Individuals are encouraged to take security precautions.

Students at Florida State University have access to free subscriptions to Microsoft® Office 365 ProPlus. In addition to saving money, the tool provides students with the experience and skills needed to prepare for a modern day workplace.

The Computer Repair Center provides convenient, reasonably priced computer support and repairs for Florida State University employees, students and departments. The on-campus service supports personally-owned and FSU-owned computers, tablets and mobile devices.

Web links don’t have to be ugly. The fla.st URL shortening service makes it easy to create short, branded links for any Florida State University fsu.edu Web page.

Information Technology Services offers a number of free resources to faculty, staff and students at Florida State University, including online training, survey software and a virtual computer lab.

All myFSU student and alumni email accounts will upgrade to the 2013 Microsoft Office Exchange platform in October 2013. The upgrade will increase mailbox storage space to 50GB.

In recognition National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Information Technology Services is hosting a Cyber Security Pledge campaign this October to educate individuals about online security and protection from cyber threats.

The Research Computing Center, previously known as the High Performance Computing Center, moved under ITS in December of 2012 in order to better support university-wide research projects and help Florida State University researchers save valuable time and money.

A recent ITS survey shows that faculty and staff consider ITS an important contributor to the success of FSU and want more information regarding ITS services and projects. Read a summary of the Spring 2013 ITS Services & Communications Study research results for more findings.


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