News

December 2009

by Yeung Man

Business Intelligence With the advance of technology, organizational data is often already collected in computer database through the use of database management system such as Access, Oracle, SQL Server … etc. Data has to be gathered, modeled and transformed before it can be used to troubleshoot ...

by Clevin Wong

In recent years, due to the proliferation of low cost mobile devices like notebook/netbook computers and Wi-Fi phones, more and more people use these devices for communication and Internet access via the wireless networks. However, wireless networks are insecure by nature. In wireless networks, data ...

by Joe Lee

We have announced our tentative implementation plan of Windows 7 through various channels, including Network Computing (“Windows 7 – A First Glimpse”, Network Computing Issue 61 - September 2009), notification to Departmental Network Administrators of departments (early November) and network message ...

by Angela Tang, Maria Chin

An organization’s website introduces the organization to the billions of Internet users worldwide and showcases its strengths and achievements. Therefore, it would be crucial to find out who the audiences are and if the information being put up on the website is useful and interesting to them ...

September 2009

by Clevin Wong

A good password is easy to remember but hard to crack. It should be long (at least 8 characters, 14 characters or longer is ideal), complex (include a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols), difficult to guess (appear to be totally random to anyone except you), and ...

by Angela Tang

What’s Blackboard health check and why? Blackboard (Bb) is adopted by the university as the standard platform for e-Learning and e-Portal. It is widely used by all CityU members for teaching, learning, announcements, wiki and blog, as well as making use of its single sign on feature to access AIMS ...

by Wilson Wong

Introduction World Wide Web is growing extremely fast in the past few years. Counting only the number of new websites responding to an online web server survey has already recorded an increase of 2,137,329 in June 2009 (a jump from 235,890,526 to 238,027,855). The actual number of websites in the ...

by Helium Hung, Joe Lee

Microsoft had shipped the final version of Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) and it has made available for installation during windows update. The new browser has better tab handling, a niftier search bar, a more useful address bar, and new tools that deliver information directly from other Web pages and ...

by Kevin Chan

The whole world is excited by Windows 7, which is coming out on 22nd October. But why it is called Windows 7? Microsoft says that it is the 7th major version of Windows. Different Editions of Windows 7 There will be 6 editions of Windows 7: Starter: available only in the OEM channel on new PCs ...

by Joe Lee

Introduction In the old days, High Performance Computing (HPC) implies extremely expensive hardware and software installations, intensive training to get accustomed to unfamiliar tools and working environment, heavy administration costs for daily operations, only relevant to complex, large scale and ...

August 2009

by Irene Lau

An exciting new-look CityU homepage was launched on 12 August, improving internal and external communications channels and projecting a more vibrant and contemporary image of the University.

June 2009

by John Chan

The need for the SAN Storage Upgrade Following the established policy of storage consolidation, a Network Storage System (NSS) based on EMC storage subsystem was first installed in 2001 as the standard platform for providing central and shared storage for the entire University. Since then, this ...

by Joe Lee

The Computing Services Centre (CSC) implemented the Quota Controlled Printing System in December 2003 to better manage student printing activities initiated from open access computers in its Terminal Areas on Level 2, Academic Building. (For details, please refer to Network Computing Issues 38 and ...

by Noel Laam

The blooming of the internet in the 1990’s not only made it become an invaluable spring of educational support, but also an unrestricted and uncontrolled source of less desirable materials. In order to conserve and make best use of the IT resources (e.g. network bandwidth, PCs, etc.) which were ...

by Noel Laam

Most students may find learning at the CityU an enjoyable experience with the advanced IT facilities in place. However, some students with disability may have difficulties in sharing the joy because of their special needs. In order to enable these latter students to make the most out of their ...

by Joe Lee

The Computing Services Centre (CSC) has provided multiple-choice examination marking and survey data capturing for more than 20 years. The high-speed scanner (NCS Opscan 8/50) for supporting these services has been in service since March 2001. As there are more and more ways to carry out multiple ...

March 2009

by Joe Lee

After Microsoft had officially announced Windows Vista on 29 January 2007, the Computing Services Centre (CSC) formed a task group to study the features of this major version of Microsoft’s operating system and to work out a schedule for its deployment in the CityU. The initial plan was to launch ...

by Joe Chow

The Student Computer Notebook Long Term Loan Scheme (LLS) has been launched for two months (see Network Computing Issue 57 – September 2008 and Issue 58 - December 2008 for details). It may be a good time to review its progress. The Selected Notebook Models As a pilot run, two computer models ...

by Yeung Man

In order to enhance students’ learning, the Microsoft Student Option (MSO) under the existing Microsoft’s Campus Agreement (MCA) has been launched since February 2009 (please see the details of the MSO at http://www.cityu.edu.hk/csc/deptweb/services/studentlan/mso/mso.htm ). Through the MSO, the ...

by Joe Chow

What is Web Conferencing Service Provided? It is a commercial web conferencing service called CISCO WebEX (or WebEX). This new service is arranged and supported by the Computing Services Centre (CSC) and is now available for application. As one of the leading applications in the market for holding ...