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The UIT Blog is a behind-the-scenes look at the build and delivery of technology products and services to the Stanford community. The topics you’ll read about are all told first-hand by the individuals who work closest to them.

How to Put User Needs at the Forefront of Your Web Design: Cardinal Service Part Two

Ishita Shah
November 23, 2020
Identifying user needs is an integral part of designing a successful website. How do you take the next step to put those needs at the forefront of your new design?
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Adding Others to Your Slack Workspace: Common Questions Asked and Answered

October 14, 2020
You can invite others to join you in any Slack workspace or channel you belong to, usually just by sending an invite. But if the person you want to invite isn’t a member of Slack — or even affiliated with Stanford — the process requires a few additional considerations.
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The Importance of an Informed Website Strategy: Cardinal Service Part One

Ishita Shah
October 14, 2020
Successful website design unites user needs with organizational intent.

Launching a New IT Service

Michelle Collette
September 18, 2020
A launch officially makes a new service available to clients. As explained in this short video, doing it right sets a service up for long-term success.
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Why Understanding Channel Types Makes Using Slack More Awesome

September 17, 2020
All Slack channels serve the same fundamental purpose, but there are different types. Understanding the differences will help you create the best space for your conversations.  

An Introduction to IT Service Management Fundamentals

Michelle Collette
August 13, 2020
Check out this short video to learn more about some fundamental service management concepts and how work is organized according to the service lifecycle.

Four ‘Not-So-Obvious’ Tips to Use Google Forms Like a Pro

Rachel Manongdo
August 10, 2020
Form Builder may now be gone, but Google Forms can get the job done for you. When you’re ready to level up your Forms game, read on for a few not-so-obvious pro tips that I’ve picked up in my journey to adoption.  

Slack Connect Builds Bridges Between Stanford and Outside Organizations

July 28, 2020
Slack Connect lets you extend the benefits of channel-based communications to­ organizations beyond Stanford. You can now work with external partners using apps, chat, and file sharing — all without leaving your Stanford Slack workspace.

Early Adopters Transform Their Websites on the New Stanford Sites Drupal 8

Cynthia Endriga Mijares
July 22, 2020
With over 160 Stanford Sites Drupal 8 websites in progress since the platform launched in February, we want to spotlight a few of the early adopters and share their unique experiences as they transitioned from D7 to D8.  In just five months, these groups built their sites using our D8 product’s first version features, which focused on meeting the immediate needs of several D7 websites with simple content structures. 

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at IT Service Management

Michelle Collette
July 17, 2020
The Service Management blog is a new source for updates and articles about the art and science of managing your IT service. Are you preparing to offer a new IT service? Or maybe managing, changing, or retiring an existing service? Or do you just want to learn more about what IT service management is all about? If so, read on.

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