Stony Brook University – Apple Special Pricing! New Products! New Initiatives!

Hi Stony Brook University :

For Departmental Purchases… You’ve been asking for better pricing on iPads — here it is!  Special Pricing for Stony Book University whether purchasing 1, 2 or several iPads. You can begin to incorporate iPads in your grant writing or new teaching and learning initiatives. We have a wealth of information to assist you – whether you’re in the Art, Education, Business, Physical Ed, Nursing, Medical or other Departments. Are you looking for a solution to help your students with retention, engagement and remediation? iPad enables students to carry and access online, all of their class materials and resource links 24×7.

iPad Air

  • NEW! iPad Air 2     16GB        Edu price: $499   SUNY Price: $464
  • NEW! iPad Air 2     64GB        Edu price: $699   SUNY Price: $561
  • iPad Air                  16GB        Edu price: $399   SUNY Price: $367
  • Pad Air                   32GB        Edu price: $429   SUNY Price: $415

iPad mini

  • New! iPad mini 3    16GB       Edu price: $399    SUNY Price: $379
  • New! iPad mini 3    64GB       Edu price: $499    SUNY Price: $479
  • iPad mini 2             16GB       Edu price: $299    SUNY Price: $279
  • iPad mini 2             32GB       Edu price: $379    SUNY Price: $329
  • iPad mini                16GB       Edu price: $269    SUNY Price: $239

Please note: Need help evaluating which iPad configuration best suits your classroom? - 

Our creativity & productivity apps come free with each iPad—Productivity apps (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote) and Creativity apps (iMovie and GarageBand)

NEW! 27-in iMac with Retina 5K display

Great for high-end Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Video and Journalism Depts… The iMac family now includes the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, featuring the world’s highest resolution display. With 14.7 million pixels and a 5120-by-2880 resolution, the new Retina display has four times more pixels than the standard 27-inch iMac and 67 percent more pixels than a 4K display. With fourth-generation Intel Core processors, AMD graphics, Thunderbolt 2, Fusion Drive, and OS X Yosemite, the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display combines the ultimate display with the ultimate desktop computer.

Education Price: $2249

Laptops / MacBook Air and MacBook Pro

Looking for a light weight Apple laptop? Consider the fully enabled MacBook Air weighing in at 2.3. lbs, or for more intensive tasks, the MacBook Pro line.   11-in: $849   13-in: $949   13-in: $999

Upgraded! Mac mini

A cost effective way of having an Apple on your desk, smart classrooms and public access labs…Featuring fourth-generation dual-core Intel Core processors, faster Intel graphics, next-generation Wi-Fi, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, Fusion Drive option, and OS X Yosemite.

Starts at $479.

Need a quote for your department?

  •  If registered, access your store here –>
  •  If not registered, email for pdf with directions or request a quote via this email.

Personal Purchases with personal credit card or call Apple Individual Sales at 800-800-2775 opt 2, opt 1

New Initiatives for Teaching and Learning – A, B, C

Did you know… that we have curated online stores so that you can find relevant iPad teaching materials? With a wide range of Apps across disciplines, Books and Content on the iTunes stores…

Consider our STEM eco-system collections:

  1. Master your Major 

Or read more about Business Schools and iPad

And check out our Faculty Speaker Series where you’ll see how iPad changed the Journalism classroom

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need information.

Ronnie Peters, Higher Education Account Executive
Apple Education
Apple Inc.
Heather Patrick, Inside Higher Education Account Executive
Apple Education
Apple Inc.

Fall 2014 Education Enterprise Purchase Offering from Apple

Below is the Fall Education Enterprise Purchase offering from Apple that will run through January 30th, 2015.  The Apple pricing is available at discounts better than New York State and higher education pricing.

Apple typically offers volume pricing to education customers for orders of 10 or more Macs with Applecare.  Please have faculty/staff work directly with Christine Young to determine pricing for volume purchases.

Please contact Christine Young, your Apple Education Inside Account Executive, with any questions.

Phone: 512-674-6841

Apple SUNY Educational Enterprise Purchase
Fall 2014

If you have any questions or need a quote, please contact your current Apple Education Inside Account Executive directly or contact Christine Young ( / 512-674-6841) to be connected with your Inside Account Executive.

Pricing good through January 30, 2015. No minimum quantities. Pricing subject to change based on availability.

Bundle 1:
11-inch MacBook Airmacair13
1.4 GHz Intel Dual-Core i5 processor
4GB memory
128GB flash storage
OGS Contract Price: $1032
SUNY Spring 2014 Price: $982

Bundle 2:
13-inch MacBook Air
1.4 GHz Intel Dual-Core i5 processormacair15
4GB memory
256GB flash storage
OGS Contract Price: $1332
SUNY Spring 2014 Price: $1262

Bundle 3: 080618_m97_pf_ow 017
13” MacBook Pro
2.5GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5
4GB 1600MHz
500GB 5400-rpm
OGS Contract Price: $1182
SUNY Spring 2014 Price: $1117


Bundle 4:
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13” MacBook Pro w/Retina Display
2.6GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5
8GB 1600MHz
256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
OGS Contract Price: $1582
SUNY Spring 2014 Price: $149


Bundle 5:
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15” MacBook Pro w/Retina Display
2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
16GB 1600MHz
256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
OGS Contract Price: $2138
SUNY Spring 2014 Price: $2018


Bundle 6: mac mini
Mac Mini
2.5GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
4GB memory
1 TB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm AppleCare
OGS Contract Price: $878
SUNY Spring 2014 Price: $828

If you have any questions or need a quote, please contact your current Apple Education Inside Account Executive directly or contact Christine Young ( / 512-674-6841) to be connected with your Inside Account Executive.Pricing good through January 30, 2015. No minimum quantities. Pricing subject to change based on availability.

Fall Education Enterprise Purchase offering from Dell

To All,

Below is the link to the Fall Education Enterprise Purchase offering from Dell that will run through January 31, 2015. The Dell pricing is available at discounts better than New York State and higher education pricing. All products listed on this promotion may be purchased direct through Dell or via a reseller (on the OGS contract) with the exception of the SonicWall products which have to be purchased through a reseller.

Please contact Peter Griffin, Account Executive, with any questions.
Phone: 484-431-1276

Holy Cow! Unlimited Storage Coming to Google Drive

Google Drive image


This is some really exciting news and we are hopeful that this will help “drive” adoption of Google Drive, especially among our faculty/staff on campus who have been slower to take to it compared to our students (pun stolen from my dear colleague Mike Basile in Client Support).

Here’s the big news:

Drive for Education will be available to all Google Apps for Education customers at no charge and will include:

  • Unlimited storage: No more worrying about how much space you have left or about which user needs more gigabytes. Drive for Education supports individual files up to 5TB in size and will be available in coming weeks.
  • VaultGoogle Apps Vault, our solution for search and discovery for compliance needs, will be coming free to all Apps for Education users by the end of the year.
  • Enhanced Auditing: Reporting and auditing tools and an Audit API easily let you see the activity of a file, are also on the way.

Imagine a lighter-weight storage eco-system at Stony Brook where we ditch MySBfiles and department shared folders and move everything into Google Drive!  All your files accessible from anywhere with an Internet connection, from any device :)

So smart of Google to market it as the 21st Century Backpack for Students.

Tell us what you think, IT Partners!  Will this help solve some problems for you and your users???  Will our researchers LOVE this?

Joseph Provides IT Update to Residence Hall Association

Henry Joseph of Information Systems Addresses RHA Senate on Sept. 30, 2014

Henry Joseph of Information Systems addressed the RHA Senate on Sept. 29, 2014.

DoIT’s Information Systems Assistant Director for Campus Residences Henry Joseph presented at the weekly meeting of the Residence Hall Association (RHA) Senate on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. The RHA is a student-run advocacy group that serves as a resource on campus to enrich residential life.

Joseph provided the group with updates on HBO GO, the latest wireless upgrades, the SBU 311 app, and some other topics before engaging in a Q&A session with members of the senate. Collecting student feedback and acting on it is a top priority for Joseph and his colleagues. Recently, he received the following comments from students living in the residence halls about their improved Wi-Fi experience:

“The Wi-Fi speeds have considerably increased and the connection is solid when I walk around in the building. The change is most welcome.”
Regards, Sushal Penugonda

“I bought a smart TV last semester. The TV allows me to use Wi-Fi to fund the apps, but I found that I needed to plug my TV into the ethernet port or I would end up getting a weak signal and couldn’t use the apps very well. This year, my TV is even farther away from the wireless router and I have found no need to use the ethernet port. The new wireless router makes the TV function so much better when I’m using Wi-Fi.”
Jose Rivera, Residence Hall Director
Stimson College

MATLAB and Simulink Training Being Offered Oct. 8 at Wang Center

Please join us for complimentary MATLAB and Simulink seminars open to all faculty, staff, researchers and students on Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the Wang Center. In the morning’s first session, learn how to use MATLAB and Simulink to develop algorithms, visualize and analyze data, and perform numeric computation. The afternoon session will revolve around simple ways to improve and optimize MATLAB code that can boost execution speed by orders of magnitude. For more information and to register, visit

Spots Still Open for Fall Sessions of Coffee with Cole

Image of staffers meeting with Stony Brook Vice President for Information Technology and CIO Cole CampleseStony Brook University Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Cole Camplese invites members of his DoIT staff, the IT Partners community, and anyone else who may be interested to meet him for coffee or tea in the library of the Hilton Garden Inn every month for conversation, face time, and a chance to share ideas and ask questions. These meetings are limited to five attendees at a time in order to facilitate meaningful conversations.

Slots are currently open for Oct. 15 and Nov. 12. Sign up today!

Administration Building to Get its Own Network Sept. 30

Stony Brook University's Administration Building

In order to improve network connectivity in the Administration Building, the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) will be creating a separate, isolated network exclusively for Internet traffic for the Admin Building, which will mitigate outages and service disruptions caused by problems in other buildings connected to the main campus network. It will also provide an extra layer of security and protection. The cutover will happen on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at 4 a.m.  There should be no service disruption and no other buildings should be affected by the cutover.

Client Support staff members will be on site in the Administration Building the morning of Sept. 30 to monitor the situation. If you notice an inability for certain devices (computers, cameras, printers) to access the new network, or if you have trouble accessing certain applications in the days, weeks, or months following the cutover, please call 2-9800 to report issues. Thank you.

University Purchases Three-Year Site License for MATLAB Software

Mathworks LogoStony Brook University purchased a three-year site license for MATLAB softwareSimulink, and companion toolboxes from Mathworks. The new license agreement began Aug. 1, and covers installation of the software on University-owned computers (including classrooms and labs), as well as home use (one installation on a personal computer per person) for all instructors, students, staff, and researchers.

Please visit the MATLAB software page for instructions on how to obtain the software. Users must create a Mathworks account and activate the software before downloading and installing it on their computers.

Stony Brook University’s campus license includes the following standard MATLAB toolboxes:

  • Bioinformatics Toolbox

  • Control System Toolbox

  • Curve Fitting Toolbox

  • Data Acquisition Toolbox

  • DSP System Toolbox

  • Image Processing Toolbox

  • Instrument Control Toolbox


  • Optimization Toolbox

  • Parallel Computing Toolbox

  • Signal Processing Toolbox

  • SimMechanics

  • SimScape

  • Simulink

  • Simulink Control Design

  • Stateflow

  • Statistics Toolbox

  • Symbolic Math Toolbox

Additional toolboxes may be purchased as child licenses of the MATLAB TAH license by contacting Debbi Cohen at Mathworks.

As a service to the Stony Brook community, a MATLAB listserv has been established as a way for users of this software to ask each other questions, develop solutions, and share information. The list is open to all subscribers with and email addresses.

To subscribe to the list, send an email to with the following information in the body:

  • SUBSCRIBE matlab-l FirstName LastName (replace FirstName and LastName with your own full name)

Once you are subscribed to the list, you can post questions to the community by emailing

MATLAB will be visiting Stony Brook University in early October to give some presentations on its products and to answer questions from the community. A separate event invitation will be distributed once a date has been scheduled.

For questions about the license agreement and what it entitles you to, please contact DoIT’s Research Technologies team at The Client Support Help Desk can assist with technical questions related to downloading, installing, and configuring the software. Client Support can be reached at (631) 632-9800 or by emailing

Internet Connectivity Restored

Update:  Aug. 13, 12:32 p.m. – WolfieNet-Guest Wi-Fi Access Restored

WolfieNet-Guest is now operational after one of Stony Brook’s internet service providers was brought back online.


Update:  Aug. 13, 11:30 a.m. – All Services Restored Except for WolfieNet-Guest

Stony Brook guests are currently unable to connect to the WolfieNet-Guest Wi-Fi network as part of a lingering effect of yesterday’s wide-spread Internet connectivity issues. DoIT’s Data Network Services team is actively working to bring this service back up.

Yesterday, Stony Brook University users may have noticed inconsistencies while browsing certain websites as well as six 2-3 minute outages while DoIT’s networking team worked with SB’s internet service providers (IPS’s) to restore services by switching over to SB’s secondary and tertiary network providers.

The initial problem was caused when a flood of new routes were advertised on the Internet. These new routes brought the number of total routes over 512k which is the routing table limit for many Internet routers, creating problems for most of the major ISP’s in North America. Once Stony Brook realized there were problems with its primary ISP, it switched over to its secondary ISP and when that did not remediate the problem, it then had to turn to its tertiary ISP. Switching to its tertiary ISP resolved most of the problems that end users were experiencing.

The remaining browsing problems people were still experiencing were triggered by the initial routing advertisement which cascaded down to the campus border router bringing its table beyond capacity and causing it to act erratically in routing traffic to the Internet. Once Stony Brook rebooted its hardware at 8:15 p.m. all traffic then began routing as expected.

Here is a further description of the root cause of yesterday’s issues and its impact across the Internet:


Update:  Aug. 12, 8:40 p.m. – All Services Restored

A flood of new networking routes overwhelmed internet service provider (ISP) routers, which caused multiple service disruptions throughout the day on Aug. 12. Stony Brook’s Data Network Services team, working with SB’s internet service providers, have since resolved all issues. All systems (DoIT websites, including the IT System Status page, SOLAR, Blackboard, as well as other Stony Brook sites) should now be fully accessible from both on and off campus.


Update: Aug. 12, 8:12 p.m. – Network Outage beginning 8:15 p.m. 

Due to severe internet traffic issues today that are beyond our control, we are forced to take down our primary router for a period of 10-15 minutes starting at 8:15pm. This means people outside of the Stony Brook campus network will not be able to reach our websites. It also means people inside the Stony Brook network will not be able to access websites off campus. Users on campus should be able to reach most Stony Brook websites.


Stony Brook University is currently experiencing network-based Internet access issues for both on and off campus users. Users have reported they have inconsistent access to DoIT web sites (including IT System Status), SOLAR, Blackboard, as well as other Stony Brook sites.

We are working closely with our internet service providers to resolve the problem. Status updates will be provided on the IT Status site for those who can access it ( and at the SBUDoIT Twitter feed (

Cole W. Camplese
Vice President, Information Technology & CIO
Stony Brook University