Welcome to the Information Technology Services Division (ITSD)
Bob Weir, Vice Provost/CIO
Information Technology Services
ITSD’s goal is to provide the best service and support to our faculty, students, and staff. With a little more than 100 dedicated staff and more than 60 student employees, we support a wide variety of services listed under five departments:
- Application Services
- Client Services
- Communications and Infrastructure
- Educational Technology
- Research Computing
If you have any questions, a great place to start is the IT Service Desk located on the 3rd floor of the Healey Library. You may also call 617.287.5220 or email at ITServiceDesk@umb.edu
ITSD's mission is to support the university's strategic goals:
- Advance student success and development.
- Enrich and expand academic programs and research.
- Improve the learning, teaching, and working environment.
- Establish a financial resources model consistent with the university's vision statement.
- Develop an infrastructure supportive of the preceding goals.
Some of the key initiatives:
- iPads to enhance teaching and learning – Library, Academic Support and College of Education and Human Development
- Migration to Blackboard Collaborate for synchronous communications
- Support for the new buildings – Integrated Sciences Complex, General Academic Building 1 and 2, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Study of the United States Center, and the renovation of existing spaces
- Infrastructure Upgrades – UMassNet, Wireless Service
- Research computing
- Upgrade to our SQL Server environment
- Upgrade to Xythos – Document Management
- Deployment of KACE – to manage desktops and laptops
- Implementation of a Mobile Device Management (MDM) system
- Efficiencies in Campus Systems – Document Imaging, BuyWays, etc.
- Desktop backup solution – Code 42 / CrashPlan in the cloud
If you are a new member of the university, you should visit the Getting Started section of our website. It lists the various services that are available to you.
The Getting Services section is a comprehensive listing of all IT services – from Administrative Systems to Web Services and Wireless. The ITSD organization chart depicts the structure of the division, this chart can be found on our Reports page.