December 2018

by Vicker Leung (OCIO)

Microservices in CityU
In our previous issue (Ref: Network Computing Issue 97 – October 2018), we introduced the newly designed CityU Mobile v2, covering the enhanced UI design, the technologies used in the core, as well as new capabilities like checking room availability, retrieving library loan records, etc. These new ...

September 2018

by Vicker Leung (OCIO)

CityU Mobile App v2
It has been more than a decade since Apple launched the first iPhone. Since then, the growth of the mobile landscape has never ceased. In 2018, there are 3.5 billion active smartphones worldwide, and it is estimated to reach 5 billion by 2023, which is equivalent to 65% of the global population [1] ...

June 2018

by Yuki Tam (OCIO)

Multifactor Authentication
Over the past few decades, systems and their data were protected by usernames (IDs) and passwords. However, this is not considered as safe anymore. An attacker can impersonate a user easily when a password or the password database is stolen. Even if the passwords are safely kept, an attacker can ...

March 2018

by Angel Lu and Dr. Crusher Wong

Flipped classroom approach has attracted a lot of attention because of its strong theoretical basis of learning enhancement ,(Bergmann, 20111). Brame (2013)2 suggested that a flipped classroom model encourages higher cognitive learning activities to be carried out during class time, while leaving ...