Computers & Devices

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ITS provides the tools to enable Brandeis community members to enjoy a robust and secure computing environment.

Data Backup for Faculty and Staff

CrashPlan is an easy, secure online backup system to protect all of your critical data. CrashPlan provides desktop and laptop backup on computers provided by the university to the faculty and staff.


ITS provides disk encryption for centrally managed Brandeis owned employee computers to prevent unauthorized access to the data on the computer. If a computer is lost or stolen, the data inside is inaccessible without the Brandeis username and password of the faculty or staff member who was issued the computer.


ITS provides the technology infrastructure and support to enable the high-tech printing environments for Brandeis faculty, staff and students.

Public Computing

ITS maintains computer and media labs for use by classes and by any Brandeis community member needing a public computer.


ITS provides one centrally funded computer to each eligible employee the Computer Refresh Program and provides guidelines for departmental computer purchases.  ITS has also worked with our preferred vendors to secure discounted rates for personal computer purchases to all Brandeis faculty, students, and staff!


ITS provides a Hardware Repair shop available to all Brandeis community members.

Help Desk Loaner Laptops

The Help Desk only provides a loaner laptop if your device is actively with the Help Desk for software or hardware repair. If you are unable to use your device, but it is not being repaired by the Help Desk, you are not eligible for a loaner from the Help Desk.

Computer Recycling

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ITS helps keep Brandeis green through computer recycling.

Bring your old computer to the Hardware Repair Shop in Goldfarb Library and ITS will discard it in an environmentally friendly way. If the Repair Shop is closed, you may drop your computer off at the Help Desk. If you are unable to bring your computer to Goldfarb or need to discard old computer parts such as a keyboard, monitor and mouse, please contact Facilities directly to arrange disposal. Learn more about sustainability at Brandeis.