News

December 2006

by John Chan

Over the last 2 decades, the CityU's Email Infrastructure has undergone several major changes. Back in the 1980s, the email system was provided as an optional service which offered assistance to staff and students to carry out their academic and administrative works. Nowadays, email system is not ...

by C Y Kwok

The CSC (the Computing Services Centre) will conduct the 3rd major upgrade to the campus network within the coming 3 years. A tendering exercise has been started for a total network upgrade solution which included a comprehensive network upgrade plan, plus the supply, installation, testing and ...

by Joe Lee

Microsoft (MS) has formally announced the availability of Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) for Windows XP SP2 and other Windows environments through the Windows Update Service. In order to let all internal service providers have time to train their staff for supporting IE7 and application developers have ...

by Joe Lee

Spyware and adware consume computing resources and seriously affect the security, performance and stability of a computer. In order to protect users from the infection of these unwanted programs, the Computing Services Centre (CSC) had included the McAfee's Anti-Spyware module (MASE) in addition to ...

by Alex Lam

Virus, Worm or Trojan is no longer a technical jargon. They are so common and their impacts are so severe that they have appeared many times in the headlines of newspaper and media, such as CNN at http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/internet/08/16/computer.worm/index.html. Although anti-virus vendors are ...

by Joe Chow

It is obvious that maintenance support for desktop and notebook computers can be costly if it is not managed properly. However, it is less obvious that, without a good strategy in selecting and purchasing computers with the aim of reducing the total cost of ownership, it would make not only our ...

by John Chan

There will be suspension of electricity to the Data Center (Computer Room) of the Computing Services Center (CSC), around the Lunar New Year's holiday period next year. It is a statutory requirement by the HKSAR to have all fixed electrical installations to be inspected and tested in a five-year ...

September 2006

by Maria Chin

Mass communication in the University is mostly done electronically via the Electronic Broadcast Service (EBS), news posted on the Staff homepage and the Student homepage, news posted in the University e-Portal, and Staff Forum in the University e-Portal. Let us take a look at them in turn: The EBS ...

by C Y Kwok

It is the first time in years the local universities are able to lease dark fibers from a local carrier for setting up the Optical HARNET, an experimental optical network linking up all the HARNET member institutions for collaborative research and academic activities which require high network ...

by Raymond Poon

At times, most departments may have genuine needs of sending email to a large number of external recipients, and yet quite a number of such email was either bounced as undelivered email or returned with undeliverable notifications by the recipients' email servers due to the following reasons ...

by Joe Lee

According to statistics, our students printed more than 12 million pages (black & white) in year 2005-06 inside the Computing Services Centre (CSC). This is a new record! In fact, the demand for laser printing has been increasing steadily in recent years due to increased e-Learning activities ...

by Joe Lee

In response to the University's teaching requirements for more large-sized classrooms for conducting computer tutorials and practicals, the Computing Services Centre (CSC) has started the renovation of Room H by changing it from an open access terminal room to a dual purpose Classroom/Teaching ...

by Joe Chow

Currently, there are about 150 teaching classrooms and lecture theatres (LTs) on campus, all of which are equipped with computers and audio-visual equipment. For most users, the desktop computers in these rooms are already sufficient for their teaching purposes. However, users may prefer bringing ...

July 2006

by Michelle Leung

CityU has launched CityUTeens, a custom-made online magazine aimed at introducing the latest developments at CityU to teenagers studying in local secondary schools.

by Grace Ho

To cultivate greater interest in the arts for whole-person development among the campus community, the Library and the Human Resources Office have organized the "Exhibition of Art Works by Members of CityU Community".

June 2006

by Wilson Wong

With the advancement of broadband internet services, high quality video on the web becomes possible. Watching movie trailers over the net is now a common activity among movie lovers and many webmasters have begun to enrich their web sites by incorporating video presentations. To support the e ...

by Louisa Tang

AIMS (Administrative Information Management System) was first launched in 1998/99. At that time, there were functions available only to students. As time goes on, more and more AIMS functions have been developed. Up to now, there are hundreds of them with application systems varying from student ...

by Joe Lee

Patch Management
We have used Microsoft's Software Update Services (SUS) for desktop patch management since 2003. According to statistics, the number of desktop computers with missing patches has been under control, making our campus network more secure. However, SUS mainly supports Microsoft's operating systems ...

by Raymond Poon

The Policy on the Registration and Use of University Domain Names was approved by the Management Board at the 152nd meeting held on 28 November 2005, and below was the decision made: Policy on the Registration and Use of University Domain Names University domain names and sub-domain names are, like ...

by Raymond Poon

Currently there is a limited courtesy email service scheme for long-serving staff (i.e. staff serving 10 years or more) who are leaving the University. The email addresses under this scheme assume the same format as those for alumni (i.e. EID@alumni.cityu.edu.hk, which might give rise to confusion ...

by Raymond Poon

Why standardize on a common Chinese language environment There are many coding standards today that define how an alphabet or a character of a language is represented in a computer. These standards typically define uniquely the corresponding numerical value that represents each alphabet or character ...

by Shuyee Chen

Dr Ellen Ko, CityU’s Acting Vice-President(Administration), led a delegation of 16 executives from 11 administrative departments to visit higher education institutions and university towns in Guangzhou and Shenzhen on 15-16 June.

May 2006

by Grace Ho

Two hundred participants from higher education institutions in Hong Kong, the mainland, Taiwan and Singapore shared their experience in and examined issues on e-learning at the “2006 e-Learning Forum for Greater China” hosted at CityU, 19-20 May.

March 2006

by Alex Lam

Overview Everyday, new viruses, worms and software security vulnerabilities of all types are discovered on the Internet. Network security is becoming an ongoing network monitoring and management activity. In response to these security hazards, the Computing Services Centre (CSC) is continuously ...

by Lily Siu

To comply with the Copyright Ordinance, the Management Board endorsed the implementation of a Software Asset Management Scheme in the University in July 2002. To implement the scheme, two application systems have been developed for use by all departments. They are the Software Inventory System and ...

by Joe Lee

When the Hot Line Service evolved to the Help Desk in September 1997, a commercial Help Desk software was deployed to assist the day-to-day operations of the office. (See Network Computing, Issue 12 - September 1997 for details.) Since then, the software has been further developed to automate the ...