Welcome to the Information Technology Services. This site has been set up to provide you with the most up-to-date information regarding information technology services within the School of Public Health. Information Technology Services is responsible for all computer and video conferencing capabilities at the School of Public Health.
If you need to obtain a password or have your password changed, you may contact a support specialist listed on the right, or contact the UTHSC Help Desk at 713-486-4848. Please remember that it is a violation ot UT Policy to ever share your password with anyone.
Core Service Areas
- Videoconferencing (ITV)
- Website & Web Application Development
Desktops. SPH IT Services is responsible for the design, configuration, installation, maintenance, and surplus of all desktop computers. In large part, SPH utilized primarily Dell machines with a Windows operating system; however, specialty systems can be configured when required. All desktops are required to be no greater than 48 months in age, by SPH Computer Policy. Faculty are provided a computer from State funds, but may supplement their computer resources using research or other designated funding. Classified staff who are 100% funded from State accounts are also supplied a computer; however, classified staff who are paid from grant funds must be supplied a computer from those grant funds. In any case, no matter what funding source, appropriation and support services are provided through IT Services
Servers. SPH IT Services maintains a high end data center with all the modern support services which you would expect. Aside from managing servers for administrative functions, IT Services can assist researchers with designing specific servers for their projects. This includes meeting with the project sponsors, designing the server(s), installing and supporting those servers over the life of the project, and finally standing down the server when needed. A range of expertise exists in IT Services to support web servers, storage servers, database servers, virtual servers, and highly project specific servers. While mainly supporting Windows based servers, all considerations are taken into account when designing a new system. At present, IT Services manages more than 150 servers.
Videoconferencing (ITV). SPH IT Services is responsible for all classroom technology and any conference rooms which include videoconferencing features. A full list of these rooms can be found at this link.
Website & Web Application Development. SPH IT Services has a dedicated staff of developers that support the business needs of the school. There is always more work than IT Services can handle and many times we help a project locate available resources in the Houston area for contract development when required. Many times this will include an IT Services employee serving as a project resource or even project administrator on the contract. To learn more, click here.
Databases. SPH IT Services assists all employees when in need of database creation, assistance, or other services. Often times, Microsoft Access is not appropriate due to the size or sensitivity of the data. IT Services can assist in putting data on database servers in the data center which offer better performance and security.
The information below is the latest information technology information for current students enrolled in degree and certificate programs at SPH.
If you are a new student to SPH, or considering us for your education, you might be asking yourself some of these questions.
Q. Will I need a specific computer to enroll or complete my degree program? SPH does not specifically require that a student have a personal computer; however, a personal desktop or laptop is recommended. Most student resources are available for both PC and Mac computers; however, SPH does prefer new students purchase a PC with the WIndows operating system.
Q. Will I need to purchase software? SPH maintains both a physical and virtual computer lab. The physical computer labs are located on the Houston, Dallas, El Paso, Brownsville and San Antonio campuses. However, most students become very accustomed to using the virtual computer lab for their specific software needs. The virtual computer lab allows you to connect from any Internet accessible location to access a suite of software necessary for most degree programs. For more specific information about the virtual computer lab, see the Current Students section above.
Q. Is wireless access available? Yes. Secured wireless access is available to all enrolled students at all campuses.
For additional information or questions, please contact Derek Drawhorn, 713-500-9533.