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What is considered a Central Application:

Please choose from the list provided by Ohio University Office of Information Technology, all applications that you routinely use in your daily business functions. NOTE: This list was created by OIT. If you feel that an application is missing or should be on the list, please DO NOT ADD IT, instead, send an email to and request that the application be reviewed for potential addition to the list.

What is considered a Departmental Application?

If your office uses an application that is specific to your type of work and is not supported by Ohio University OIT unit, (cloud based, pay a monthly/yearly fee for usage), then it is a departmental application. If your office uses an application that is shared by a group of offices and nobody knows who “owns” it, please contact for further instruction.

How do I answer questions about servers or other IT questions if I do not know the answers?

Answering these questions are difficult for some units. Please consult with your internal (departmental) technical support staff for answers to these questions as a starting point. If you do not have an internal technical support contact, perhaps you could contact either an individual that you department works with in OIT related to specific applications or whoever you call if you are having problems with the application. Vendors may also be helpful.

Are we allowed to store work related materials in the cloud for easy access?

The university supports OneDrive as an alternative storage site for work related materials that are not HIPAA or FERPA compliant (see note). OneDrive provides a great way to retrieve materials from any location via an internet connection.Please contact the Office of Information Technology via footprints for more information.

Should departmental passwords be stored in the cloud for ease of retrieval in the event of an emergency?

The information security office recommends no plain text passwords be stored locally. To store passwords in the cloud, it is recommended to store the passwords in an encrypted file such as a KeePass file or a password protected document. The key or password to open the file should be stored in a separate location.