Software

Desktop videoconferencing upgrade

Cisco systems, which provides desktop videoconferencing services to Tufts University has upgraded their Movi client and changed the name. The new product is now named Cisco Jabber. The new Cisco Jabber client promises collaboration across multiple devices, including Windows, Apple, and Android. Alongside the currently available desktop clients for Windows and Apple, there are apps […]

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Red Hat Linux Site License

Tufts has a site license for Red Hat Enterprise Linux which allows the software to be installed on any university-owned system for non-personal staff/faculty use.  UIT hosts a Red Hat Network Satellite Server that provides local mirroring of packages and installation media.  This server supports both the current version (version 6) and previous version (version […]

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SAS Site License Agreement

Tufts has signed a site license agreement with SAS for the use of their statistical analysis software. This software is available for teaching and research.  Administrative use is not permitted. The license includes the following: Unlimited desktop installs for Windows 32-bit and Windows 64-bit Unlimited Windows server installs,  32-bit and 64 bit There is no […]

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Tufts VMWare Purchasing Agreement

At the end of February 2012, Tufts entered into a 3-year purchasing agreement with VMWare.  This agreement makes it possible for the University to acquire VMWare software at significant savings. For purchases of VMWare software products covered under the agreement, there will be a 51% discount off the commercial list price. Annual support costs will, […]

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Adobe Acrobat for Faculty Grants Program

The “Adobe Acrobat for Faculty Grants” program provides Adobe Acrobat licenses free of charge to Tufts faculty submitting grant applications to funding organizations. More and more funding agencies have begun to require that grant applications be submitted as PDF (portable document format) files.   Adobe Acrobat, a software package used to create PDF files, is the […]

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Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics: The application of computer science and information technology to the field of biology and medicine. For more information regarding the Bioinformatics resources available at Tufts University, please see the link below. Tufts UIT Research Computing Bioinformatics

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Geographic Information Systems Center

The GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Center is a teaching and research facility funded, maintained, and supported by University Information Technology (UIT) to promote and facilitate GIS, remote sensing, cartography, and geographic research and analysis. The GIS Center is located on Level 2 of the Tisch Library at the far end of the Map Room behind […]

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Common software available on the Tufts high-performance computing research cluster

Some commonly uses software titles available on the research cluster are: Matlab: high-level technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis, and numerical computation STATA: full data-management system with complete statistical and graphical capabilities Bowtie: ultrafast, memory-efficient short read aligner. It aligns short DNA sequences (reads) to the human genome […]

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Apple Educational Licensing Program (AELP)

Tufts has entered into an Apple Educational Licensing Program (AELP). This one-year program covers university-owned computers systems. It allows a user to upgrade his or her system to the most current Macintosh operating system that the computer is able to execute.  To obtain software, please contact OIT via e-mail at OIT@tufts.edu or via phone at […]

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Apple iBook textbooks

iBook textbooks are dynamic, interactive textbooks created by publishers using a new authoring tool from Apple. McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the three largest publishers in education have textbooks available in this format. Find more information from Apple about iBook textbooks. Important information regarding the ownership of textbooks. Tufts University cannot own any […]

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Endnote X5 Volume Purchase

To:                   Tufts University Faculty and Staff From:               Debbie Nanni, UIT Subject:            EndNote X5 Software Volume Purchase Date:                February, 2012 EndNote is desktop software used by many faculty and staff to search online bibliographic databases, organize references, and create bibliographies.  Recently, the EndNote publisher released EndNote X5 for Windows and Mac. Since a number of University […]

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Can I use a Tufts license of Microsoft software at home?

Yes.  Microsoft offers Work at Home (WAH) solutions. All of the products covered under the Campus Agreement may be used on one home machine or laptop, but may only be used for work-related activities.  Upon separating from the university, faculty and staff who have installed Campus Agreement software on a personally-owned computer are obligated to […]

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How do I purchase Microsoft software for personal use at home?

Tufts University, as part of their campus wide agreements with Microsoft®, has instituted an employee purchase program for certain Microsoft® products.  This agreement allows each university employee to purchase one copy of each Microsoft® product covered under the agreement.  Prices are at a significant discount. Eligibility Any individual whose primary affiliation at Tufts is “Faculty” […]

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Will my old software work on a new computer?

If you are replacing a computer that is more than three years old, chances are good that the software will be incompatible with your new computer.  Windows 7 64-bit is a major change from Windows XP or Windows 2000 so most software will need to be updated prior to installation with the new operating system. […]

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What if I can’t find the proof of purchase or media for my software?

The University requires proof of ownership for all software installed on University owned computers.  If the software, such as Microsoft or Adobe products, was purchased through Tufts, there may be a way to retrieve the proof of purchase from the vendor.  If you need assistance with retrieving this information, please contact OIT. If your software […]

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What software is available from the University for no cost?

Microsoft Windows 7  Enterprise (upgrades only) for computers owned by the University is available under the Tufts Microsoft Campus Agreement. Microsoft Office Professional 2007 or 2010 is available to install on computers owned by the University. A corresponding “Work at Home” copy is available for Faculty and Staff to install on personally owned computers off […]

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Microsoft Select Agreement

Tufts University has in place a “Select” Agreement with Microsoft. The select agreement allows for three types of purchases: Institutional Purchases – All Microsoft products NOT covered under the Campus agreement can be purchased for installation and use on institutional machines at a discount. For more info see http://uit.tufts.edu/?pid=329 Student Purchases – Allows students to […]

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STATA

Stata statistical software is a complete, integrated statistical software package that provides everything you need for data analysis, data management, and graphics. Stata is not sold in modules, which means you get everything you need in one package. And, you can choose a perpetual license, with nothing more to buy ever. Annual licenses are also […]

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Skype

Skype is a software application that allows users to make voice and video calls and chats over the internet. Calls to other Skype users are free, while calls to both landlines and mobile phones can be made for a fee using a debit-based user account system. Skype was acquired by Microsoft. Skype has the potential […]

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Zotero

Zotero is a reference management extension for the Mozilla Firefox browser that is used to manage bibliographies and references.  It is open source freeware produced by George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media. http://www.zotero.org

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