For staff

Welcome to the webpages of OUAS IT Services!

We provide the acquisition and maintenance of computers and software, give support and provide telecommunication and data communication services for OUAS staff. IT services are responsible for the OUAS computers and other IT related devices, including data networks and the databases administration.

We have gathered guidelines to this page that is built on WordPress: From this page you will find all the guidelines in English arranged to topics. You will find all publically available guidelines for OUAS staff from the blogroll, organised according the date of publication (includes also posts that are available only in Finnish). There is also a serach available. Unfortunately not all the guidelines on these pages are available in English. In case you need assistance, please contact IT Services.

IT support at Oamk – read this before you send a service request!

IT Services news are available in OUAS intranet [external link]

(You have to be logged in to OUAS intra to open the previous link).

IT guidelines

Working in the evening at OUAS premises
Typically it is possible to work in the evenings. Ask local janitors for a more detailed schedule for the building you’re working in. You have to have an official badge (with a photo) with you when you are at OUAS premises in the evenings. When janitors ar not present, the guards will let only those stay who have an official badge.

Each school/unit of OUAS has its own prevailing practices for printing; find out your employers local practices from the local IT Staff. Avoid unnecessary printing.

Other guides

Information security and network ethics

User names and passwords


  • You can use your e-mail through WebMail. NB. If you are using webmail from a public computer, remember to log out and close all browser windows.

Home pages

OUAS staff can make home pages to server. You will need to contact IT services to get things started. Once you have an account at the server you can follow this

  • WinSCP (secure file transfer) user guide [external link]; Download WinSCP [external link] (free software)
  • Mapping a network drive in Windows 7 (for staff)
  • As a member of staff you don’t have a quota, but IT services may contact you if your home directory grows too huge. It is advisable to keep your files in order: Delete all unnecessary and outdated files you don’t need anymore and are not bound to keep according to law.