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ARTS - Animal Research and Tracking System – Utilized to track the use of expenditures of animals and related expenses for various university research projects.

Authentication - Is the process of verifying that a user, computer, or service (such as an application provided on a network server) is the entity that it claims to be.

Authorization - Is the process of determining which actions an authenticated entity is authorized to perform.


Banner - The universities enterprise student management system.

Banner Web - A self-service web interface which allows students to perform registration activities.


Campus Display - A system that provides event data, displayed through plasma monitors throughout the campus buildings. 

Campus Key - It is a confidential login by which access to your Jefferson accounts are granted.

Client Services - This group provides PC and desktop support and purchasing.

Contribute - An application enabling users to update content on the web.

CSC - Customer Support Center.


EMR – Electronic Medical Records.

End-of-Lease Lookup - A method to determine when your current lease expires.

Enterprise Applications - IS&T manages campus-wide administrative, clinical, and academic systems for its clients.


Faculty Interest Database - Provides key information about Faculty, including contact information, and areas of expertise and research.


GuestPass - An application provided to allow temporary login used to access JeffLine applications on the ARN network.


High Performance Computing - The Jefferson High-Performance Computing Cluster (HPCC) has been built and tuned to address specific research problems. It is a shared computing resource whose purpose is to provide a development environment for exploration of new computational techniques.

HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

HR Self-Service - Allows access to E-Benefits, Payroll and eRecruit.

Hyperion - This system is used by the University and Hospital Finance to administrator their annual budgeting process.


Infrastructure Services - Infrastructure services consist of the administration and management of services (Windows and Linux), email services (JeffMail), directory services (LDAP and Active Directory); systems level operations and programming; and utility, back office and foundation services involving wired and wireless networking, monitoring, security, and incident management.


JeffCal - Electronic calendaring and scheduling application provided by IS&T.

Jeffline - Online Journals and Library Research resources.

JeffMail - TJU’s official web-based email client.

JeffShare - A universal storage option offered as a service to the TJU community.

JeffWireless - Wireless network access provided by IS&T for web access and email communication.


Kronos - The campus time and attendance system.


LDAP - Lightweight Directory Access Protocol - An application protocol for querying and modifying directory services running over TCP/IP.


Peoplesoft - Peoplesoft Self-Service Resources.

Project Management - A project is an endeavor of fixed duration which is undertaken to deliver a specific product or service to a client of IS&T.

Pulse - The University resource portal.


RAP – Remote Access Protocol - A common method of remotely accessing your campus resources.

RTP – Request to Purchase - The standard form for all university purchases.


Service Request - The mechanism by which all IT related requests are processed.


TJUMST - The university network logon domain.

TouchWorks™ - Allscripts electronic medical records software.


Vista Plus - A web base report and documentation distribution system, providing access to business critical information.

VPN – Virtual Private Network - VPN is a secure service that permits you to create a secure encrypted “tunnel” over the Internet to get to the TJU secure network and your applications and storage.


Web Services - This group provides design and development of Web-based sites, pages and application for the university as a whole and departments within TJU.

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