November 2002

by Grace Ho

City University of Hong Kong, together with 25 other organizations and companies, was presented the Web Care Award by the Internet Professionals Association (iProA)in recognition of their meeting the primary "no barrier websites" requirements.

by Regina Lau

The University has stepped up measures to promote staff awareness of copyright liability concerning computer software. From September 2002 to March 2003, all academic and administrative units are required to conduct a software asset self-assessment exercise to identify actual software that is used on each personal computer and its licensing status. Moreover, as a University policy, individual units are required to purchase any new software through the centralized i-Procurement system.

September 2002

by Regina Lau

Accessing information the customized way will be a feature of the new Campus Pipeline—CityU e-Portal. When staff, students and alumni log on to the pipeline, we'll get a personal greeting, and all the information we need will have been categorized for easy navigation—a real time saver. This personalized interface will soon take over from the University intranet as the web front page.

May 2002

by Theresa Fox

CityU staff based in Festival Walk will soon have a new communication tool on their desks: an IP phone handset. In a pilot scheme scheduled to be implemented in August or September, 300 staff members will try out the new technology before the digital system is installed on the main campus.