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Information Technology Services

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Thin Clients @ Eckerd College

What in the world is a thin client?

SunRay ClientGood question! The easiest way to think of a thin client is as a computer without the pesky hard drive - serving everything you need from a central server. So, you can still do everything you do on a desktop PC, but you're doing it all on a remote station connected to a server. There are enormous benefits to this type of computing: your work is protected, secure, and isn't susceptible to the dreaded crash. Additionally you can take your work with you to any thin client on campus in your wallet! Smart cards allow you to customize your desktop, store files, bookmarks and other settings - it is like having your own personal computer in your back pocket or purse.

Here at Eckerd we are using SunRays and they are available in the following locations:

  • Armacost Library
  • CEC Cafe
  • CEC West Lodge
  • Triton's Pub
  • Admissions

Watch this space for other locations as they are added.


We have a mailing list for announcements and discussion related to Thin Clients @ Eckerd. To join up, send an email to majordomo@eckerd.edu and put

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in the body of your message.

Smart Cards

The smart card program is on hiatus, but existing smart cards will continue to work as before.

Get ITS Help

You can now request ITS help online by using the Eckerd College ITS ticket system. Request help here.

Google Apps for Edu


Eckerd uses Google Apps for Education (GAE)! GAE is a hosted suite of applications including communication (Gmail, Google Talk, Google Calendar) and collaboration (Google Docs, Google Video, Google Sites) tools. Learn more | Google Apps Status Dashboard

Microsoft IT Academy

Eckerd provides self-paced instruction through Microsoft IT Academy. Contact John Duff to request an access code for your course. Access Microsoft IT Academy here.