Office of the Provost

Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD)

Information technology is constantly changing the way students learn, the methods by which faculty deliver instruction and pursue research, and the underlying computing systems at the University of Pittsburgh. Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) supports the teaching and research missions of the University by providing mechanisms (infrastructure, consulting, development and training) to students engaged in academic activities and to faculty in their laboratories and classrooms. CSSD is responsible for maintaining a contemporary IT environment, while exploring the next generation of technology, innovative computing, and telecommunication solutions.

Faculty who require assistance with hardware and software analyses, technical consolation, distributed software services, computer classrooms, training, and remote dial up access to the University's network may contact CSSD. Assistance with telecommunications, telephone, voice messaging, and voice conferencing technology is also available from CSSD. CSSD technical analysts can provide information and consultation regarding the purchase of personal computers, peripherals, or software. Requests for assistance, service, or additional information is available by contacting the Technology Help Desk 412-624-HELP [4357], 24 hours per day, 7 days per week or at the CSSD Website.