Faculty/Staff/Grad Student Resources

RLT offers a variety of technology resources specific to the needs of CBS faculty and staff. If you think there is something CBS should add, email cbs-rlt@umn.edu.



Available for: CBS Computers - Personal Computers (Faculty + Grad students only)

CrashPlan provides automatic, unlimited backup of files on your CBS-owned computer. All backup files remain on campus and are retained for 90 days. Additionally, faculty and grad students may install CrashPlan on one personal device.


Available for: CBS Computers - WTS

MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment that enables you to perform computationally intensive tasks faster than with traditional programming languages such as C, C++, and Fortran.


Available via: WTS

Spotfire is used for data analysis and visualization. Data from numerous, discrete sources (files, remote databases, etc ) can be combined for analysis and reporting.

Looking for something else?

The software listed here is licensed directly by CBS. Below are other University options for purchasing or accessing software.


Computer Subsidy

CBS provides a subsidy to offset the cost of purchasing a new computer. Please visit our computer purchasing page for further details.

Email Lists

Info: Please contact cbs-rlt@umn.edu for more information.

Numerous email lists are automatically updated based on department, major, job class, etc. Many of these lists are moderated to prevent spamming. 


Available for: Windows - Mac - Generic

Windows Terminal Services (WTS) is a collection of Windows servers with many University and CBS applications pre-installed. Any CBS student can connect from a University-owned or personal computer when on the Univeristy network or connected remotely via VPN. This is provided by a partnership with CLA's LATIS team.

Website Standards

Info: CBS Drupal Training Manual

Standards and best practices help to keep the CBS website consistent for all visitors. These standards are maintained by CBS Communication with consultation from RLT.


Use of technology resources is governed by University policies. This list should not be considered exhaustive.

Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources

University Policy Library

Reporting Security Incidents and Making Notification

University Policy Library

All University Information Technology Polices

University Policy Library