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Skidmore College
Information Technology

User Support

Storage recommendations and options

Skidmore Data Servers

  • datastor
  • GIS 

Cloud-based Storage

Storage on Skidmore Data Servers (datastor, GIS Server)

VPN is required to connect to data servers from off campus.

  • Instructions to connect to a data server such as datastor or GIS server.



Password Change

  • If you would like to change your account password follow the instructions here.
  • Please note that this will change your password for most, but not all, of your log in information on campus.

Mac users may need to update the keychain after changing their password.


Windows computer, personal, not college-owned
We strongly recommend Microsoft's free Security Essentials software. Get it here.

Apple Macintosh, personal, not college-owned
We strongly recommend ClamXav, but there is a cost associated with it. Get it here.


Skidmore College has standard hardware (Windows or Macintosh) and software configurations supplied to both faculty and staff. If your needs cannot be met with one of our standard configurations, we will work with you to find an appropriate solution. To learn more about hardware and software options, visit the IT Purchasing page.