Information technology (IT) is a strategic enabler for many functions at Cornell. Staff working in IT are found in most colleges and units university-wide. We are comprised of many organizations, but we work as one. By being where Cornell faculty, staff, and students are, we are able to offer services—whether needed at your desktop or to solve major business, academic, or research objectives—to everyone at Cornell.
IT@Cornell is comprised of two university-structured groups, staffing almost all of the approximately 700 campus IT employees.
- The central IT organization, Cornell Information Technologies (CIT), focuses on providing central services, infrastructure, and enterprise services.
- The IT service groups (ITSGs) provide customized services to colleges and units, as well as some infrastructure.
History of Computing at Cornell
John Rudan's book, The History of Computing at Cornell, describes the development of computing at Cornell, from the earliest punchcard tabulating equipment used in the 1920s to the establishment of the Supercomputing Center in the late 1980s and subsequent activities in the 1990s.
To read the original interviews that John Rudan conducted, see the Oral and Personal Histories of Computing at Cornell at the Internet Archive. Select Stories from the menu on the archived page.