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by Alex Lam

Trust setup in HKAF
It is very common nowadays for students and staff to access research data, journals and courses online offered by other education institutions or companies over the Internet. The access usually requires users to sign up and create different user accounts. This article will detail how the Computing ...

by Adams Chan (OCIO)

There could be many reasons to start a web project: a new initiative, a new campaign, a new policy, headship turnover in the department where the websites are designated to; the web masters left the University and therefore lack of support; or when the company supporting the website does not deliver ...

by Yeung Man

Why to Migrate With the evolution of best practices and IT Service Management (ITSM), the Computing Services Centre (CSC) has been planning for years to upgrade its IT Service Automation platform. The old Help Desk System has been used since 2001. The plan is to migrate from an on-premises ...

by Wilson Wong

​ The CityU central web servers (www.cityu.edu.hk and www6.cityu.edu.hk) are load-balanced web farms, which provide high availability services to the communities. In case any server instance of a web farm is unavailable (due to errors or maintenance), other server instances of the same web farm can ...

by Joe Lee

Users have different preferences on using Internet browsers. Preferences may vary from place to place and change over time. We share with you the usage statistics collected in four scenarios. (1) Browser preferences of users accessing the City University Homepage The bar chart below depicts the ...

by Wilson Wong

Verify a Website before Providing your Username/Password
Phishing email spreads over the Internet from time to time. You may have received suspicious email telling you that your computer account has problems/will expire/has exceeded quota/etc. and requires you to verify your identity by clicking on a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) to a web page, and then ...

by Eric Shai

Nowadays, people use PCs, mobile devices to perform many activities on the internet, such as webmail, online shopping, e-banking, etc. Private information is frequently being transmitted across the internet. If these sensitive data are not transferred securely, they can easily be captured or stolen ...

by Helium Hung

To further enhance the website hosting environment of the university, an upgrade of the central web server (www.cityu.edu.hk) had been completed on 16th Oct 2013. The central web server (www.cityu.edu.hk) was previously served by Sun Solaris and Apache. After the websites were migrated to a new ...

by Helium Hung

The CityU Search was powered by the public Google Search (a service hosted by Google) since 2005. After Google announced the availability of their enterprise solution for Asia-Pacific region in late 2009, the Google Search was replaced by the Google Search Appliance (a CityU locally hosted service) ...

by Helium Hung

Introduction The central web hosting service is set up to provide a consolidated, fully monitored and managed environment for hosting departmental and project websites for all departments and offices. The hardware and software offered by the central web service are maintained and supported by the ...