Information Technology – Northwestern University

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Resources for Teaching, Learning, and Working Remotely

Northwestern IT offers comprehensive, convenient, and secure services to support the needs of students, faculty, and staff both on- and off-campus. Take a moment to learn more about available resources for teaching, learning, and working remotely. Faculty members and students seeking information on remote instruction for Spring Quarter can also visit the Remote Teaching and Learning Guidance page.

Northwestern Transitions to Zoom Web Conferencing Service

On March 9, 2020, Northwestern transitioned from the BlueJeans conferencing service to Zoom, an alternative cloud-based web conferencing service. Zoom is available now to anyone with a Northwestern NetID. BlueJeans will be retired effective, August 1, 2020. Webex also remains a conferencing option for Northwestern faculty and staff. Read More

Move to New VPN Date Changed to May 15

In response to COVID-19, the deadline to move to GlobalProtect VPN, originally planned for April 1, has been

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Internet of Things | Azure Blog and Updates

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020


The increased use of renewables, resiliency challenges, and sustainability concerns are all disrupting the energy industry today.










Friday, March 6, 2020


Open standards will drive the future of healthcare, and today, we’re sharing the expansion of Microsoft’s portfolio for FHIR, with new open-source software (OSS) and connectors which will help customers at different stages of their journey to advance interoperability and secure exchange of Protected Health Information (PHI).










Friday, March 6, 2020


Providers, payors, pharmaceuticals, and life sciences companies are leading the next wave of healthcare innovation by utilizing connected devices.










Friday, March 6, 2020


The cost of healthcare is rising globally and to tackle this,

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Alloy Software | Top Rated ITSM and ITAM Solution

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My request for a solution to an integration project involving the Navigator ticket system was met with not only an immediate response, but with the sample code I immediately used to have our integration solution easily implemented. Alloy Software, as usual, went above and beyond in support of their product.

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charlax/professional-programming: A collection of full-stack resources for programmers.

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  • Professional Programming
    • Contributing to this list
    • Must-read books
    • Must-read articles
    • Other general material and list of resources
    • Topics
      • Algorithm and data structures
      • API design & development
      • Attitude, habits, mindset
      • Automation
      • Biases
      • Career growth
      • Characters sets
      • Code reviews
      • Coding & code quality
      • Computer science
      • Configuration
      • Databases
      • Data formats
      • Data science
      • Debugging
      • Design (visual, UX, UI)
      • Design (OO modeling, architecture, patterns, anti-patterns, etc.)
      • Dev environment & tools
      • Diversity & inclusion
      • Documentation
      • Dotfiles
      • Editors & IDE
      • Engineering management
      • Exercises
      • Incident response (alerting, outages, firefighting)
      • Internet
      • Interviewing
      • Learning & memorizing
      • Low-level
      • Network
      • Problem solving
      • Project management
      • Programming languages
      • Over-engineering
      • Reading
      • Releasing & deploying
      • Security
      • Shell
      • System architecture
      • Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
      • Technical debt
      • Testing
      • Tools
      • Version control (Git)
      • Work ethics, productivity & work/life balance
      • Web development
      • Writing
      • Writing for performance
    • Concepts

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. (Abraham Lincoln)

A collection

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Types of Technology – Tech Quintal

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Types of Technology

Technology is discussed thoroughly in our previous article. But apart from that, there are plenty types of technology around us. We all utilize technology for different purposes in different forms. So, we can’t depend just on a single kind of technology to live. So, it is essential to be aware of the technology categories in order to stay updated with the latest arrivals on the tech industry. So, we prepared this list for you to help you determine between different tech gadgets and services and to know which tech category they belong to.

Types of Technology

We can’t say like there are 3 types of technology or 5 types of technology. It varies, and different experts will give different answers. However, we can determine the best out of them and conclude some of the best technology types to have a quick idea. We listed such items below alongside the examples

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Internet | Statista

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Statistics and Market Data about the Internet

Internet statistics
This page provides statistics, facts and market data related to internet. This includes information on segments and industries such as social media, online search, user-generated content, online advertising and marketing as well as statistics on demographics and use.


Current internet user figures suggest that there are more than 2.5 billion users worldwide with a global penetration rate of 35 percent with North America accounting for 14 percent of global internet users.

Since the late 1990s, the internet has not only provided users with online experiences such as email, online search and general browsing but has also played a major role in enabling human interaction and reshaping traditional communications media such as film, television, music and telephone. The mainstreaming of internet features, such as digital music and video, user-generated content and digital media sales, have caused traditional media consumption to undergo significant changes.

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Computer science – Wikipedia

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Study of the theoretical foundations of computation

Computer science deals with the theoretical foundations of computation and practical techniques for their application.

Computer science is the study of processes that interact with data and that can be represented as data in the form of programs. It enables the use of algorithms to manipulate, store, and communicate digital information. A computer scientist studies the theory of computation and the design of software systems.[1]

Its fields can be divided into theoretical and practical disciplines. Computational complexity theory is highly abstract, while computer graphics emphasizes real-world applications. Programming language theory considers approaches to the description of computational processes, while software engineering involves the use of programming languages and complex systems. Human–computer interaction considers the challenges in making computers useful, usable, and accessible.

History[edit]

The earliest foundations of what would become computer science predate the invention of the modern digital

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Application Programming Interface | Computerworld

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You often have to rely on others to perform functions that you may not be able or permitted to do by yourself, such as opening a bank safety deposit box. Similarly, virtually all software has to request other software to do some things for it.

To accomplish this, the asking program uses a set of standardized requests, called application programming interfaces (API), that have been defined for the program being called upon. Almost every application depends on the APIs of the underlying operating system to perform such basic functions as accessing the file system. In essence, a program’s API defines the proper way for a developer to request services from that program.

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Developers can make requests by including calls in the code of their applications. The syntax is described in the documentation of the application being called. By providing a means for requesting program services, an API

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Internet Explorer | Browser, Downloads, & Facts

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Internet Explorer (IE), World Wide Web (WWW) browser and set of technologies created by Microsoft Corporation, a leading American computer software company. After being launched in 1995, Internet Explorer became one of the most popular tools for accessing the Internet. There were 11 versions between 1995 and 2013.

In July 1995 Microsoft released Internet Explorer 1.0 as an add-on to the Windows 95 operating system. By November the company had produced IE 2.0 for both Apple Inc.’s Macintosh and Microsoft’s Windows 32-bit operating systems. This release featured support for the virtual reality modeling language (VRML), browser “cookies” (data saved by Web sites within the user’s browser), and secure socket layering (SSL). The success of IE and the rapidly expanding online world led Microsoft to produce several editions of the program in rapid succession. In August 1996 IE 3.0, designed for use with Windows 95, added important components such

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