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Issue 57 - September 2008


The Long Term Notebook Computer Loan Scheme
A pilot scheme, the Long Term Notebook Computer Loan Scheme (LLS) for students, was considered by the Committee on Information Services and Technology (CIST) at its meeting on 7 April 2008. The LLS was later approved by the Senate on May 20 2008. It is a mobile support scheme in which the University will purchase a lot of notebook computers and then loan them to selected groups of students for piloting a new mode of teaching and learning using mobile devices. All UGC-funded full-time Undergraduate and Associate Degree students except those who are in their final year are eligible for the LLS..

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Beware of Phishing/Fraudulent/Fake Email
You may have experience in receiving email that looks like being sent from the "support", "service", "network/email/web administrator"... etc. of the University, and you were asked to provide your account password by either replying to the email...
IPv4 to IPv6 Transition
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) is the first and dominant standard network layer protocol in use by computers and electronic devices to exchange data over the Internet. IPv4 uses 32-bit addresses (e.g. in dot-decimal notation), which limits the number of unique addresses to 4.3 billion. That address space is...

Non-stop Internet Service and Network Connectivity

This article addresses the measures that the Computing Services Centre (CSC) plans to take to enhance the network infrastructure such that the Internet will remain accessible to users when all the IT services provided from inside the Main Computer Room (MCR) in the Main Campus become unavailable under such condition as a major disaster....


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