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Give your equipment a winter break too!

Dec 10, 2019

Before you head out for winter break, Pacific Technology encourages you to shut down computers gracefully—by using the start menu instead of just pressing the power button—and turn off printers and peripherals. By turning off your equipment, you will help minimize security threats to the university's network. Shutting down systems that are connected to the network also extends their lifespans and helps Pacific save energy when technology is not in use.

Please follow these five tips before you head out the door on your last day:

  1. Power off computers and turn off other equipment, monitors, power strips and lights to conserve energy. 
  2. Decrease the risk of a fire hazard by turning off all illuminated décor items. 
  3. Keep all of your valuable items safely locked up or take them with you. 
  4. Use secure shredder bins to dispose of documents containing confidential information. 
  5. Keep personal health information out of sight, and secure it to prevent unauthorized access. 

The Sacramento, San Francisco and Stockton Helpdesks will close Friday, Dec. 20 at 5 p.m. However, if you have an IT emergency, please call Pacific Technology at 209.946.7400 and leave a message. 

Pacific Technology looks forward to working with you in the coming year!