Reminders from ITS regarding technology in research

May 6, 2010

Wireless Network: Not recommended for office use.

AirBear, Baylor's wireless network, was deployed to cover classrooms and common areas where students may gather. It is not intended to be a substitute for the wired network connection available in all faculty offices, and therefore, is not guaranteed to work in those areas.

Wireless, as currently deployed, is less secure and connectivity is less reliable, much like a cell phone. Exclusive use of a wireless connection would also have an adverse affect on the backup process.

Although faculty may experience some wireless signal in their offices, this is based on their proximity to a classroom or common area. ITS requests that the wired connections be used in all faculty offices to ensure better reliability, security and backups.

Computers Per Person

Baylor provides each faculty member with a primary computer (classified as category 1) that will be refreshed on a regular basis. With approval from your Dean, additional computers are allowed to facilitate certain research needs or specialized job requirements.

Additional computers will fall under Categories 2 - 6, and will not be automatically refreshed through the normal annual budget process.

For more information, contact Vicky Gerik at x4876 or call the HELP line at x4357.

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