By now you’ve probably noticed that we have used the term “anywhere” on a few of our IT services (Apps Anywhere, Print Anywhere, Laptops Anywhere), but what does it even mean? Well, we wanted to take the time to explain in a little more detail.
We realize that as the world becomes more mobile and our students are following suit, we need to adjust our service offerings to embrace your more mobile life. In a recent TechTalk article, The New School CIO, Anand Padmanabhan, discussed the changing student life, noting the urge for for IT services that allowed students to move freely throughout the campus and not be tied down to lab spaces.
That is where anywhere comes in. The anywhere services provided by IT allow you to break away from being cooped up in a technology lab. They make it easier to collaborate with others at different locations around campus and make printing so much easier.
It used to be that when you wanted to use a specific program, you had to go to a dedicated computer in one of the computer labs to do so. I know…scary thought. But now, with Apps Anywhere, you can run different university-licensed software on practically any device connected to the internet. That means you don’t even have to be on campus to use it (hints: anywhere).
Print Anywhere is an entire system setup to allow you to print to any standard black and white or color printer from on or off campus. The system offers a variety of options including sending print jobs via email, the web based print anywhere portal, or the mobile app that you can then pick up at a print release station around campus.
Need a laptop for a few hours? No worries! The self-service kiosks in room 501 of the UC has you covered. This services allows you to checkout laptops for up to four hours at a time. This means you do not have to go to one of the technology labs to use the applications found on New School computers. It is also helpful for when you need to use a laptop during class.
There you have it. Anywhere means you are not limited by technology. If anything, anywhere allows you to embrace technology even more.