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Issue 53 - September 2007

Web Application Security
In the past, security measures were often focused on the system level (which included networks, operating systems, web servers, and database servers). People may think their websites are safe from hackers if they have a "perfectly" secured system. This may be true if ..

Keeping the e-Learning/e-Portal service in good shape: Performance Audit and Tuning, Capacity Planning for the Blackboard System
he Blackboard (Bb) Academic Suite has been deployed in the university since July 2005. The Sun Solaris/Oracle DBMS based production system is supported by four application servers via a load-balancer and an additional application server is used for virtual classroom. These application servers work with the database servers and file servers which ...

What's Up?

The Unsolicited Electronic Messages Ordinance
The Hong Kong SAR Government has recently enacted The Unsolicited Electronic Messages Ordinance (UEMO). Phase I of the Ordinance commenced operation on 1 June 2007, and Phase II will come into effect on a date to be decided and notified by Gazette, probably towards ...
New Policy on Use of IT Services and Facilities
In the past, IT policies and regulations were developed in a relatively piece-meal manner, and established as and when the need arose. The Committee on Information Services and Technology, at its meeting in December 2006, agreed to formulate a comprehensive ...

Windows Vista at CityU – An Update
In accordance with our initial deployment plan (Ref.: Network Computing Issue 51 - March 2007), we have added the Windows Vista to more than 1,000 desktop computers which are located in the CSC Teaching Studios, Library’s Information Space, Lecture Theatres and Classrooms before Semester A commences. That is, both Windows XP and Windows Vista environment ...


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