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Issue 51 - March 2007

Latest Developments on the e-Learning Project
Eighteen months into the University’s e-learning project, the first focus of the Information Systems Strategic Plan 2005-2010 (Ref: Network Computing Issue 46 - December 2005), every credit-bearing course is now provided with an e-learning component on the Blackboard (Bb) Academic Suite. This arrangement streamlines the process of Bb course site creation, relieving teachers...

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Windows Vista at CityU
On 29 January 2007, Microsoft launched Windows Vista, the latest major version of their operating system for PCs since the launch of Windows XP five years ago. A team of IT professionals from the Computing Services Centre (CSC) have been engaged to evaluate Vista and determine when and how it should be deployed. Initially Vista will be made available in all lecture theatres, classrooms and the CSC Terminal Area. Details and timeline of the CSC’s support plan will be outlined in this article...

Broadband Internet Access at Wi-Fi Hotspots

The term Wi-Fi is now commonly used to describe the underlying technology of wireless local area network (WLAN) based on the IEEE 802.11 specifications. Wi-Fi hotspots are venues (often public locations) that offer broadband Internet access using the WLAN technology. In Hong Kong, most hotspots for wireless Internet access are operated on...

Current Email Spam and Anti-spam Situation on Campus

It is a known fact that Email Spam (or Junk Email) cause annoyance and pose security threats to our users. What is not trivial and yet has significant impact to users is that these spam emails use up a lot of system resources and affect the quality of the Email services. Since last fall...

Fast Printing Service Support to Better Serve the Campus Community
As the demand for laser printing has been increasing steadily in recent years due to increased e-Learning activities, the Computing Services Centre (CSC) has planned to implement supplementary laser printing service for students in Semester A (Ref: Network Computing Issue 49 - September 2006). After testing the acquired printing solution for a period of time, the CSC announced the new fast printing service to all students on Jan 31 2007. This charged service is...



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