Information Technology

iOS

Deployment of Newer Operating Systems at Amherst College

In recent years, both Apple and Microsoft have migrated to a model of continuous upgrades for their operating systems. Apple offers two operating systems: OS X for Macs and iOS for iPads and iPhones, while Microsoft offers Windows as its standard computing OS. Additionally, both companies allow for any customer to download and test the latest OS on a pre-release basis. This model of continuous updates and direct-to-client relationship, even prior to releasing a final product, creates many challenges for Amherst College, some of which are:

Campus App

Amherst Campus is the official mobile app for Amherst College students. The students have spoken! And, the tools you asked for are now available on your smartphone.

Download the Amherst Campus app.

Set passcode for an iOS device

Your iDevice may contain private data including your e-mail, calendar and contacts as well as personal and financial information. Because of their portability and desirability these devices are extremely high targets for theft.

You can help to protect yourself, your privacy and your property by setting a Passcode Lock on your device. In case of theft this will prevent anyone from accessing your data. If your iDevice is College-owned we require the use of a passcode and this setting will not be optional.

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