Information Technology

Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT) has policies that protect the University and its partners’ information, network and electronic resources. When working globally, University departments must ensure that procedures are developed and implemented that not only safeguard those policies but also incorporate added security measures in response to the needs of the host country and location where the operation resides. Accordingly, units must also familiarize themselves with local laws and practices regarding information systems.

When workings outside of the U.S., departments need to identify a point person for information technology (IT) related issues in their host country office(s). This IT manager will then be the liaison for the University department's New York-based IT manager. Who will in turn serve as the point person with CUIT. In general, international operations require guidance to:

→ Buy IT equipment and software;

→ Establish electronic mailing and data accounts;

→ Ensure the security of information according to University, location and other program requirements;

→ Tag, log and account for all University equipment; and

→ Meet U.S. and University requirements for the use of software.

Refer to Computer, Network and Information Policies for additional information.

International Travelers

Should also review the Data, Technology and Export Controls section of the Global Travel website.

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