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Issue 22 - December 1999

Which Shop? The University Computer Shop!!!
One 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...

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A Brief Chat to Ensure Satisfaction: Post-service Call of CSC Work Request
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...

A 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...

Campus-wide 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...

Faster Internet Access
CityU’s 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)...

Sun 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 PC
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...

Vote Smartly Using the SmartVote System
Based 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...


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