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Information Technology Services

The Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian Information Technology Services (ITS) department provides an array of IT infrastructure and scientific computing services for scientific, technical, and administrative staff. 

ITS Overview

Services include networking (voice and data), email distribution and gatewaying, file and print services, network and direct-attached storage, domain nameservice, data backup for managed workstations and desktops, off-site storage, formulation and implementation of IT policies IT Security, Webmaster (including Webserver management), Web Services (including Web-based scientific application development), Scientific Workstation management (Linux), cluster computing, high-end color printing support (including poster printing), PC/Windows desktop management, and User Help Desk.

The Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian also relies on ITS for development and management of the Staff Database application and related activities. Finally, ITS is responsible for managing and operating a number of technology-based services such as video-teleconferencing, Webcasting, and for providing audio-visual support for speakers, conferences, and training sessions.