News

December 2000

by K H Poon

The University Computer shop has been a self-financed unit under the Computing Services Centre ever since its establishment in 1990. This popular service arm of the CSC sold all kinds of computing accessories and peripherals and in particular the CTC computer (CityU’s home-made PC), which at one ...

by Annie Yu

If you would like to brush up your computing knowledge, why not sign up for the staff computer courses offered by the Computing Services Centre (CSC)? Simply flip through the staff course directory booklet for this Semester and choose from a list of extremely popular courses like Flash, Dreamweaver ...

by Noel Laam

The emphasis on information technology in the CityU has induced a soaring demand for computing technical support, and the numbers of CSC Work Request as well as service calls have increased significantly especially during the past few months. Together with the persistent shortage of CSC manpower ...

June 2000

by John Chan

Due to the world trend of streamlining the operating systems to Unix-based and to avoid duplication of our limited resources, all academic OpenVMS Alpha or VAX servers will gradually be phased out. These include the Alpha machines Texas and Spain, and the VAX machine Cairo, all of which are part of ...

by Joe Lee

The Computing Services Centre (CSC) receives lots of job requests from departments/offices every day. These requests are handled on a first-come-first-served basis. In order to allow colleagues to check the status of their work requests, a Web-based enquiry system has been developed. This easy-to ...

by Noel Laam

The wireless LAN of the University was formally launched on 15 March 2000 after the Inauguration Ceremony co-organised with Lucent Technologies, the wireless LAN solution provider of the project. This event has gained rather handsome publicity and was well covered in the newspapers as the City ...

March 2000

by W K Yu

Crowds were there on the streets everywhere in the world. Thanks to the CityTV, a TV facility available on the campus network, the CSC staff had been able to join the fun and share the joy with people, not only in Hong Kong, but also in Beijing, New York, Gisborne (billed as the first city in the ...

by K.Y. Lam

A survey was conducted in December 1999 to find out how Help Desk users think of our service during the year, and any recommendations for improvement. Thirty questionnaires were sent to a mixture of academic, administrative and clerical staff who frequently called the Help Desk for assistance ...

by Joe Lee

The Computing Services Centre (CSC) has long been providing free electronic marking of multiple-choice type examination scripts and data capturing of survey forms ever since the optical mark scanning machines were installed in the University. Over the years, we have developed a comprehensive marking ...

by Raymond Poon

In view of the increasing importance of computer facilities and the complexity of networking in the University, ensuring smooth running of the computer systems and networks have become a high priority issue in departments as well as in the Computing Services Centre (CSC). Since many departmental ...

by Annie Yu

Technology trend has been evolving rapidly over the years. Most users in the CityU are beginning to appreciate new technology and are making every effort to keep up with its fast pace. Being a technology centre, the Computing Services Centre (CSC) has an obligation to develop new services and find ...