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IT Revamps Divisional Web Site

Making the Web Accessible to All

"Distributed Learning": LEADing the Campus into the Future

LEAD Faculty Survey Results

Campus Wrapping Up Y2K Preparedness

Tiger Team Wants You!

Preparing for Y2K at Home

Degree Navigator: Registrar and IT Create Powerful New Tool for Students

Measuring the Effectiveness of IT's Communications

Windows 2000: A Review

Evaluating the Deployment of New Technology

Tapping Internet 2's Potential

Main Computer Networks Accessible to UC Davis Users

Bits and Bytes: Short News Items

Modem Pool Users Getting Busy Signals

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Long Distance Rates Reduced
On September 24, long distance telephone rates for campus subscribers were reduced from 15.5 to 13 cents per minute. The new rates were reflected on the October billing statement delivered in early November.

It is unusual to implement a rate change that is not a direct result of the campus's bi-annual rate review process. However, in collaboration with other administrative units, IT-Communications Resources was able to pass on operational savings to the campus community in the form of lower long distance rates. If you have questions regarding the new rates, please call CR at (530) 752-4603. For specific billing inquiries, call (530) 752-8971.

IT on the Move
Information Technology's Distributed Computing and Applications Support Unit (DCAS) will be moving to 3820 Chiles Road on December 1. DCAS is the last IT unit scheduled to relocate off campus. As part of this move, in December and January, some servers will be moved to Chiles Road. Any interruptions in service will be announced via email and on the IT Web site ( prior to the move. For the latest information on server availability, see

Connecting You to the World
UC Davis processed 14 million email messages in October. In an effort to accommodate the ever-growing number of students, staff, and faculty who rely on the Internet, during the last quarter, IT staff added a new email server (purple), replaced 2 login servers, transitioned the campus Web connection to a new system, upgraded the campus search engine, transitioned all DNS servers to new hardware, and transitioned the Mothra (campus computing accounts) server to a new system.