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Computing and Information Services

Computing and Information Services

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Computing and Information Services is the department responsible for the provision and maintenance of the University's information technology services to support teaching, learning, research and administrative activities at Durham University. The department comprises IT staff based out in departments and faculties across the University as well as in central locations based on the Science Site and Queen's Campus.


Latest News

Updates to IT addressing system (DNS) 20/09/16

On 07:00 on Tuesday 20th September CIS will be making a final change to the system that provides addresses for IT services and equipment in the University (DNS on Infoblox). Whilst this won’t matter to most of you, a small minority may unknowingly use this system and find that some things won’t work after the change is made. Read on so you know what to do if this affects you.

(11 Aug 2016) » More about Updates to IT addressing system (DNS) 20/09/16

Milestone progress for desktop rollout

With a much improved user experience now available on over 1200 computers across the University, the rollout of an all new desktop environment to student and teaching computers has officially passed the halfway mark.

If you use academic applications in teaching, we strongly encourage you to test your applications on the new desktop environment before the start of term. You can see the list of applications that are available so far here, and you can test them on any of the upgraded computers around the campus. 

1200 student and teaching computers upgraded to new desktop environment

(26 Aug 2016) » More about Milestone progress for desktop rollout

New IT network for the University: getting ready to go live!

The University’s New World Programme’s Network project has been beavering away at the preparatory work for the new IT network since the start of the year. We’re excited to announce that from September we’ll start connecting users to the new IT network: read on to find out what that will mean for you!

(26 Aug 2016) » More about New IT network for the University: getting ready to go live!

Find a classroom PC

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Service Status & Password Change

Two of our most useful web pages: one to check on IT service availability and one to change your password!