CSSD Overview

CSSD provides innovative information technology services to support learning, teaching, research, and business at the University of Pittsburgh.

On its Web site celebrating the 225th anniversary of Pitt's founding, the University highlights the national recognition CSSD has received for innovation and excellence.

Among the many services that CSSD offers are data networking, security, telephone and voice systems, and the University's Web portal, My Pitt (my.pitt.edu). The state-of-the-art Network Operations Center provides secure hosting and monitoring services for enterprise-wide applications and network services. CSSD's Enterprise Solutions, including email, network-based firewalls, and Web hosting, bring the high reliability and consistent security required by the University. End-user support is available around the clock through the Technology Help Desk and is supplemented with a number of specialized, onsite support programs. CSSD's Software Distribution Services offers software packages to students, faculty, and staff at no cost or reduced cost

Behind the technology are CSSD's talented and highly-skilled people. These technical professionals have expertise in networking, telecommunications, application development, information security, computing operations, end-user support, and other technology-related areas. Their work at CSSD has received both local and national awards.

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Computer Kiosks

Located in high-traffic areas, over 50 kiosks stand ready to provide quick access to email and the Web. View the list of locations.


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