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Upcoming AIMS Activities
No upcoming events.
General AIMS FAQs
What type of IT services does AIMS provide?
AIMS provides information technology services to administrative campus units using a shared services model, leveraging investment and expertise in a Microsoft-based infrastructure.
What technologies does AIMS support?
AIMS works with Microsoft-based applications and services. These include Office 365 email services, Microsoft SQL Server database services, IIS web services, and other vendor-based services.
What is AIMS’ relationship with DoIT?
Working in close cooperation with the Office of the CIO, AIMS acts as a compliment to DoIT leveraging central IT services whenever possible.
How do I acquire additional information about becoming an AIMS customer?
Please use this form to send your inquiry to the AIMS Help Desk.
AIMS News, Initiatives, and Current Projects
Every day, in every way, the Incident Team and Help Desk staff are always standing by to assist you with requests and issues you face in your work with tech here at UW-Madison.
Work is wrapping up on the roll-out of Microsoft Office 2016 Upgrades. This process involves on-site support to assist with any computers missed or experiencing difficulty making it through the upgrade.
The Incident Team, in concert with Field Services, is deploying Virtual Machines where applicable. Virtual Machines run a copy of Windows on a remote server, showing the person using the VM what the "desktop" looks like on the server. Many Virtual Machines run on a single server, and are far more easily serviced and maintained in this manner.
Many of our customers have the opportunity to benefit from moving to Virtual Machines instead of standard desktop systems. VMs provide high performance computing at a fraction of the cost. Windows runs on a server …
M.2 is the new standard for Solid State Drives, or SSDs. With an SSD, your computer boots fast and loads programs quickly. The M.2 standard is pushing these speed increases to the next level. Not …
With Windows 10 upgrades coming soon, and programs taking better advantage of more memory, we’re configuring systems with more memory these days.
Field Services is always reviewing the latest offerings in computing technologies. Our efforts are ensuring your desktop and laptop systems are keeping pace and performing well.
Research is underway to determine what is needed to allow academic staff to record time using this application.
Development staff have recently completed the migration of the Business Services applications to contemporary hardware thereby improving stability, reliability, and speed of operation.
On May 1, 2017, CELS kicked off a series of focus group meetings to see how AIMS can provide greater value for our customers. This first meeting looked at our customer’s experience with AIMS support, …
The Operations Team in support of the Help Desk/Incident and Field Services Teams provides the infrastructure to run hundreds of virtual desktops. We monitor the general health and performance of the environment and make recommendations for adding new hardware or other enhancements, as well as provide ongoing system patching.
Over the past 5 years the Operations Team has built a local cloud infrastructure in support of our Server and Desktop virtualizations. As we move into the future, we are integrating both campus cloud services through the Campus Computing Initiative and industry standard cloud services by leveraging Microsoft Azure for server and application virtualization.
The Operations Team in conjunction with our campus partners in the Office of Cybersecurity and the Network Operations Center strive to provide a secure and stable environment for AIMS customers to work in. We have most recently completed moving our server networks and approximately one third of our client networks behind the newest generation of campus firewalls. We look forward to moving the rest of our client networks, as infrastructure is made available to us. Additionally, the Operations Team provides a highly available infrastructure for our most critical services, which allows us to keep as many of our customers, as possible, online during unexpected outages.