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Issue 28 - June 2001

Personnel Information at Your Fingertips
On 19 April 2001, the new Banner Human Resources (HR) System was launched. It replaced the old Personnel Record System that had been in use since 1991. The new system has many advantages over the old one...

Booking of University Venues on the Web

Is it possible to book University venues on the Web? The answer is yes and it can be achieved through the “Venue and Classroom Booking System” under the “Facilities Booking” menu on the CityU Intranet. Through a common Web interface, all CityU staff and student societies can access this system both on- and off-campus easily and quickly...

What's New?

The In-house High-Perfomance Computer
Inside the Enterprise Competency Centre (ECC), there stands the high-performance computer,Sun Enterprise 10000 system, with 40 (400MHz, 8MB cache) CPUs, 14GB memory and 216 GB disk space, providing over 17Gflops of processing power. It is particularly useful for research projects that require intensive CPU power, large amount of memory and massive disk storaget...

Improved Storage Management for Central Servers
Today, servers across the LANs/WANs need
to provide fast, reliable, ubiquitous access to data as required by various applications. In particular, mission-critical applications require data storage that can be operational all year round as well as can be expanded easily without interrupting any application currently running. At present, all server data is stored in the direct attached storage...

Tender for Network Upgrade Approved
Recently, tenders have been invited for a total network upgrade solution which includes a comprehensive network upgrade plan, plus the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of all the networking hardware and software required for the upgrade...

Security Uplift for the Express Terminals
The 38 Express Terminals located all over the campus have been a very handy means for the CityU community to access the campus network and the Internet ever since their set-up by the Computing Services Centre (CSC)...

The Intellectual Property (Miscellaneous Amendments) Ordinance 2000
As of 1 April 2001, the captioned ordinance
has taken effect and one of the aims of the amended laws is to combat corporate copyright piracy activities...

User Education

Compatibility Between Different Versions of MS Word
Many CityU colleagues use the Microsoft Word (MS Word) to type their papers, memos, documents, etc. However, there are a number of different versions of MS Word, such as Word 6.0, Word 95, Word 97 and Word 2000 which are divided into the Chinese and English versions...


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