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by Angel Lu and Dr. Crusher Wong (OCIO)

panopto
Lecture recording is an effective medium for learners to review and revise the concept being taught. To streamline the process of lecture recording and facilitate flipped classroom learning, the Office of Chief Information Officer (OCIO), has joined hands with the Jockey Club College of Veterinary ...

by Jacky Tsui, Roger Wong (ESU)

ERIC
​What is ERIC? Executive Research Information System for CityU (ERIC) ​is the new research project management solution of the University and it was rolled out in early February 2019. It not only replaced the old system – Integrated Research Information System (IRIS), which has been serving the CityU ...

by Joe Chow

windows upgrade
According to Microsoft, no more support and security patches will be provided for computers running on Windows 7 after 14th January 2020. Without support and security patching, Windows 7 will be vulnerable to hacking activities. To mitigate the potential risks, all Windows 7 machines are required to ...

by Joe Chow

classroom
During the last few years, almost all Audio Visual (AV) developers have made use of IP technology on their AV devices. When network is employed on AV devices, it can be used for transmission of AV media and systems’ communication, control and administration. To a certain extent, all new AV ...

by Manfred Chan

data centre
The Primary Data Centre at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) will be relocated to make room for several strategic initiatives and the setting up of additional web laboratories. The Primary Data Centre relocation project is divided into two phases: the first phase is scheduled to complete by the ...

by S K Tsui

wifi
The CityU WLAN upgrade project began in 2017 ( Ref: Network Computing Issue 92 – June 2017 ​ ) and has been ongoing for more than two years. During this period, the outdated Aruba Wi-Fi system was replaced to support the 5th generation of Wi-Fi standard 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5). Up until now the Computing ...

by JUCC ISTF

phishing
/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ Phishing refers to the malicious attack method by attackers who imitate legitimate companies in sending emails in order to entice people to share their passwords, credit card or ...

by P Y Fung (FMO), Joseph Ng (ESU)

campus ground level carpark of YEUNG
As part of an initiative to build a smart campus, the Carpark Management System at the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Complex (BOC), Yeung Kin Man Academic Building (YEUNG) and Lau Ming Wai Academic Building (LAU) have been upgraded with the video analytics technology. The new Carpark Management System ...

by Andes Cheung

Diagram excerpted from Nutanix HCI solution
Introduction CityU currently maintains its own datacenters to provide an IT infrastructure supporting diverse services for teaching, research, administrative, and management use. Dated back a few decades ago, we have adopted a three-tier architecture consisting of compute, storage and networking. ...

by Vicker Leung (OCIO)

Microservices in CityU
In our previous issue ( Ref: Network Computing Issue 97 – October 2018 ), we introduced the newly designed CityU Mobile v2, covering the enhanced UI design, the technologies used in the core, as well as new capabilities like checking room availability, retrieving library loan records, etc. These new ...