New Era for e-Learning
October, with the endorsement of the Committee on Information Services
and Technology (CIST), our Chief Information Officer, Dr J T Yu
announced the adoption of the Blackboard Academic Suite as the e-learning
platform of the University. As this is an important decision of
the University and the task of implementation has already started,
Network Computing talked to Dr Yu to find out more about the background
to the decision, the capabilities of the software suite and the
plan for its release for general use in the University...
Virus Infection and Hacking Activities in Student Residence
incidents such as virus infection or hacking of machines in the
Student Residence (SR) have been a recurrent and serious problem
faced by the Computing Services Centre (CSC) since the inception
of the SR. Causes leading to the current situation are many, some
of them are:...
JUCC Video Collaboration - The Video Task Force
Universities Computer Centre (JUCC) is a cooperative effort on the
development of information technology and services among the Computer
Centres of the eight government-funded tertiary institutions in
Hong Kong. As an active member, the Computing Services Centre (CSC)
has participated in many joint functions...
SAN Storage Expanded
Back in Feb
2001, the University studied and adopted the Network Storage System
(NSS) as the standard platform for providing central storage. The
advantages of using the NSS include the provision for high availability
and disaster recovery capability, the simplification of the backup
process by sharing multiple tape drives among various servers, the
provision of data sharing among multiple servers, and the flexibility
of storage management and expandability...
from October 1st the bandwidths of the HARNET's International Internet
link and the University's own Internet link have been upgraded from
155 Mbps to 240 Mbps, and from 12 Mbps to15 Mbps respectively. Apart
from the bandwidth upgrades, the local HARNET2 connections, which
used to be ATM links, have been replaced with Fast Ethernet links...