The IT Service, formed by Joan Figuerola, Ángel Elbaz, Javier Rubio, Albert Moreno and José Antonio Gómez, manages all the computer systems, the data network, internal software and the digital presence of the ICMAB, placing them at the service for the researchers and management staff.
The objectives of the IT Service are:
To define the general action plans in the field of IT and communications at the ICMAB
To ensure that the Institute has the necessary tools for its computing development
To define, install and maintain the computer systems hosted by the ICMAB and the data network
To define, install and distribute the specific software for management
To coordinate the functionally of the Distributed Computing Services
To ensure the reliability, integrity, and security of the data, systems and communications.
IT Service is in charge of:
Managing the computer network of the ICMAB, wired and wireless (eduroam, ICMAB and guests)
Managing computer systems and servers to provide the necessary services, such as e-mail servers (5 virtual servers), and web servers (3 physical servers to provide services to about 100 websites)
Managing and maintaining virtual private networks, which give us access from the outside to the computer services of the ICMAB
Managing the telephone of the ICMAB, which involves both the virtual PBX servers, the ad-hoc telephony network and the physical and virtual telephony terminals.
Developing web applications necessary for the operation of internal services (billing, purchasing, personal management, management of experiments, etc.) and their maintenance.
Developing websites for the institute, departments, projects, etc. (~ 100) and maintaining them updated, mainly with the content managers Joomla and Wordpress
Developing websites for the registration and payment for conferences, workshops and events in general
Maintenaning the social networks of the Institute
Defining and applying both passive and active IT security measures. This involves active maintenance of the firewall rules and a permanent update of antivirus and anti-malware systems.
Managing the necessary servers for scientific software.
Managing all purchases related to computer science. Drafting and generating the necessary files for hardware and software purchases.
Giving support to users
Hardware maintenance of the servers, network electronics and personal computers, both personal PCs and laptops
Desining the posters, website banners, flyers and other corporative material.
During 2019, the IT Service has carried out the following activities:
Improvements in the user’s PC: extensions and improvements in user’s PC, update of Windows 10 in all the computers.
Design and maintenance of all the websites of the Institute
Improvements in security measures
Installation and configuration of the new VPN (Fortinet's) and the start-up of new authentication systems such as Zimbra's 2FA.
Installation of an e-learning platform and start-up of various courses, among which there is one on IT Security, mandatory for each user who arrives at ICMAB.
Implementation of the new purchasing system.
ICMAB BIRTHDAY: our FOTICMAB contest was one of the activities not cancelled.
Support the creation of articles in the ICMAB website
Design of corporative material, graphics, flyers, banners and posters, in coordination with the Communication and Outreach Office
Design and edit the Annual Report 2018, both in its printed and online edition
Update obsolete research group websites: SUMAN, FUNNANOSURF, Cristallography, SSC
Coordination of the web and social networks
Design of logos for projects, webs, events.
Design of Infographics, specially new Health Committee signals
Screen info at halls diplay info
Design ICMAB marketing objects, bottle, etc
Web & Graphic Editor