22 - December 1999
Shop? The University Computer Shop!!!
day, Jane was asked to buy a PC for her department. Being a new
staff member and knowing little about PC, she was at a loss on
what to buy. Fortunately, someone suggested her to try the University
Computer Shop. She did try and at the end was pleasantly surprised
with the quality products and services...
Star Office: A Rising Star
Looking back to the era of
WordStar, MultiMate, Freelance, VisiCalc, Lotus 123 and dBASE,
these innovative tools helped a lot in increasing the office productivity.
People used these office tools to perform basic editing functions,
advanced word processing functions, desktop publishing, presentations,
spreadsheet calculations and development of database applications...
Brief Chat to Ensure Satisfaction: Post-service Call of CSC Work
With the aim to obtain timely feedback from our
end users on the quality of CSC services, our staff have been
randomly selecting end users each weekday and giving each one
of them a call to see if the jobs being raised in the CSC Work
Request Forms (CSCWR) were completed to their satisfaction...
Big Hand for the Wireless LAN Project
A lot has been said about the benefits of implementing
wireless LAN in the entire campus of CityU. As a matter of fact,
the successful outcome of the pilot project was reported in the
previous issue of Network Computing...
Microsoft Office 2000 Launch
The most noteworthy feature in MS Office 2000
is its unprecedented integration with the Web. With the help of
Office Server Extension, SQL Server and IIS on the NT server,
users can manipulate documents via the Web such as Open/Save files
directly from/to the Web, Web collaboration, Web discussions,
Web subscriptions and notifications, and multilingual support...
CityUs own Internet link was
upgraded to 10 Mbps shared bandwidth on 7 October, 1999, and it
is now connected to UUNET Hong Kong (UUNET is the largest ISP
in the world)...
Workstations and Servers: Beward of Hackers!
Huge volume of outgoing
Internet traffic, amounting to over 5 Gigabytes per hour, was recorded
between 28 September and 5 October 1999, resulting in slow Internet
responsiveness during the period and the University was subject
to a charge for jeopardising the shared HARNET Internet link...
Computer Ownership Programme
for Students: Have You Grasped the Chance as well?
A computer, a popular and indispensable tool today, may still
have not found its place in our students homes before. To
enable our students to take home a brand new computer for studies
or leisure, the Computing Services Centre organised a Computer
Ownership Programme for Students in October 1999...
Newspaper, Radio & TV on Your Office
The successful implementations of Intranet and VideoNet
have opened up a series of new services.
Now sitting comfortably in your office, you can read newspaper,
listen to the radio or even watch TV all on your networked PC...
Smartly Using the SmartVote System
on the smart card technology, an electronic voting system named
SmartVote has been successfully developed by the CSC and is now
available for use inside the CityU. On request, the CSC will help
set up PCs with smart card readers at the venue of voting...