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Issue 58 - December 2008


What's New with e-Learning at CityU?
As e-learning evolves into an integral part of our academic learning environment, the Blackboard platform (Bb) is now a mission critical system at CityU, enabling both staff and students to maximize their productivity. The e-learning project is the major focus of CityU's Information Systems Strategic Plan 2005-2010 (ISSP) and it underpins the strategic development...

What's Up?

PBX to IPT Migration
The PBX (Public Branch Exchange) phone system that we are currently using is over 18 years old and has already reached its end-of-life cycle. There is a great potential risk of system breakdown due to hardware failure which may impact the majority of ...
Progress of CityU Microsoft Exchange 2007 Project
As we have announced before, the Computing Services Centre (CSC) has a plan for the provision of Microsoft (MS) Exchange server as an alternative and supported email system for the university...

Upgrading www6: You can make a difference

Central web hosting service was set up to provide a consolidated, fully monitored and managed environment for hosting departmental web sites and project web sites. Two standard platforms are provided for web hosting, one for Unix/Solaris ( and the other for ...

Web Account Life-cycle Management: Tightening Web Security

CityU's central Web servers (, and are mainly used for publishing university Web pages for departments, but they also allow university Web authors to develop Web applications ...

IT Security Awareness

Always Remember to Back up Your Files
In the world of computers, data loss can happen in many unpredictable ways, such as sudden physical failure of the storage media, unknown virus attacks even with anti-virus software installed, application software bugs and performance problems, human errors and many more. While there might be possibilities ...


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