Directorate of ICT
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) by then Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS) was the first institution in Tanzania to start using e-mail services. This entails that MUHAS harnesses and mainstreams Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) into all its operational and management functions and ensures that new developments in ICT are embraced and used to promote the vision, mission and core functions of the University. The Directorate of Information and Communication Technology is mandated to the development, management and maintenance of various ICT infrastructure, systems and services. DICT has four major sections namely Network and Servers Administration, Customer Services, Training, Research and Development, and Management and Information Systems.
Major various ICT infrastructure, systems and services being managed by the DICT include local area network (LAN), telephone network, video conferencing systems, Internet services, email services, websites, and other application servers and management information systems. All these systems and infrastructure are managed in a start-of-art server room which is fitted with robust and reliable power systems (solar power back up system and inverters).
All MUHAS major building are connected using high-speed fibre optic cables while internal connections are through structure UTP cables with a transmission speed of at least 100Mbps. The wired LAN is complemented by wireless hotspots around MUHAS and Chole campuses. Our Internet connection is connected to the high-speed national fiber optic backbone with the current bandwidth of 40 Mbps. Our telephone system is managed using digital PABX and structured telephone network which supports voice over IP (VOIP) technology. The DICT offers technical support to staff and students in the use of the ICT systems and services.
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