Established with a name of Computer Center (Pusat Komputer/ PUSKOM) UGM on February 18, 1978. The center of processing data and presenting information has become a means to achieve Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi, for all of civitas academica at UGM and public.
The development of communication and computer technology encourage Pusat Komputer becomes Technical Operation Units (Unit Pelaksana Teknis/ UPT) which held a job as a Center for Information Technology Service, and on June 19, 2004 UPT Komputer turned into University Support Units (Unit Penunjang Universitas/ UPU) Pusat Pelayanan Teknologi Informasi dan Komunikasi (The Center for Information and Communication Technology Service) UGM (PPTiK UGM), a service institution focused on the data processing, campus interconnection, and content repositories. PPTiK UGM is also participated in reducing global warming through the use of Paperless Office system/application.
VISION AND MISSION
Referral Information Center for National Problem Solution
To organize information and communication technology technical service as a means of manifestation:
a. Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi.
b. Knowledge distribution
c. Increase effectiveness and efficiency of the organization
d. Dissemination of information
These services are available for all civitas academica: lecturers, staffs, students, and alumni.
POSS (Pendayagunaan Open Source Software) Universitas Gadjah Mada is a center of Open Source Software utilization which is held an activity based on Open Source. It focused on application's research and development and hardware interoperability, data center (repository) of ICT's contents, human resources training, business incubator, and information and consultation services.
UGOS, stands for UGM Goes Open Source is a service, fully supporting and mentoring an open source migration process at Universitas Gadjah Mada. UGOS activity/program is one of form of independent initiation of UGM in order to support the government's program known as Indonesia Goes Open Source (IGOS) and be a part of Jogja Goes Open Source (JGOS).
SAFARI (Sistem Analisis FasilitAs dan infoRmasI) is a unit that was formed as a management information systems research and development unit. The focus of SAFARI activities are intended to provide service in consulting, analysis, development, maintenance, migration, implementation and training of open source-based information technology. SAFARI has created several e-Government development projects with local governments, such as the City Government of Yogyakarta, the Government of Papua Province, and Tegal regency government.
Open Cafe is a library and free public network access, equipped with 2 PCs, 2 wide screen monitors. This space can be used for the venue of events/ talkshows which is will broadcasted to other universities via videoteleconference. A room with 30 seats is equipped with food and drink. The arrangement of the seats make it feels like home.