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IT Tech Tip of the Week: Netbooks

From the IT Group:

Netbooks, the lighter, smaller version of laptop computers, are being purchased by departments across campus because of their compact size and inexpensive price tag. Netbook users typically rely on online applications and services which do not require powerful computing power. They are perfect for travel if your needs are limited to reading email and surfing the web; you don’t need large storage capacity or fast processing; and you can live without high resolution graphics and a large screen. While they fit this need for basic computing, netbooks are not currently a supported technology by the IT Group. HelpDesk staff won’t be able to help you operate, load applications and/or troubleshoot them if something goes wrong. However, if they are purchased with KSC funds, you are still required to comply with all KSC policies regarding equipment purchase and disposal, data security and privacy.

As with all computers accessing the KSC network, netbooks must meet the standard IT Group security requirements with the installation of McAfee anti-virus software, windows updates and patches installed.

If you have any questions regarding this or any other technology issue, please feel free to contact the HelpDesk at 358-2532, e-mail or stop by our office on the 2nd floor of Elliot Hall.

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