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Security threat successfully prevented through upgrades

Friday, December 12th, 2014 - 3:42 pm - Sonja van der Westhuizen

The University’s systems, in particular the SUN-e-HR human resources system and selected portal applications, have been unstable over the past two weeks and inaccessible during this week. This was caused by a computer security threat which placed a high risk on our systems. However, the risk has now been averted and we can give more feedback […]

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NEW ERA FOR MATIES E-MAIL

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 - 2:10 pm - Sonja van der Westhuizen

During the week of 2 to 5 December (Tygerberg students) and 8 to 15 December (Stellenbosch students) your e-mail will be moving to Microsoft’s cloud, Office 365. What’s in it for you? 50 GIG e-mail space (The current standard mailbox is 50MB.) Your username and password stays exactly the same and you don’t have to make any changes […]

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Tune in to Bits & Bytes

Friday, November 7th, 2014 - 12:00 pm - Sonja van der Westhuizen

This September Bits & Bytes celebrated one year on air. Initially Bits & Bytes started out as a newsletter to staff, but over time we realised we have too many interesting things to share, we just can’t keep it to ourselves anymore. But what more could we do? The answer was obvious. With an audience of 30 000 […]

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Recent Projects

STP – technology made accessible to students

Over the past year a new technology initiative aimed mainly at students, has slowly, but surely spread across campuses nationwide. STP, or the Student Technology Programme‘s objective is to offer affordable tablets and laptops for purchase to all students of public universities across South Africa.  The programme was negotiated with various technology vendors by the […]

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Stellenbosch IT staff actively involved with ASAUDIT management

The purpose of ASAUDIT is to promote and advance the use and support of computing and information technology at South African universities, and to further develop relationships with key members in the Higher Education sector both locally and internationally. The association strives to promote professional skills and conduct in university ICT management and to serve […]

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In the Blog

New IT building: What is a place of work?

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 - 2:40 pm - Ralph Pina

Our fairly intensive participation in the design process for the new IT building got me thinking about what a place of work is and why a knowledge organisation, like an IT division, would have one. The new building is essentially an office building: it will not house technical infrastructure such as the data centre, but […]

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Mobile technology survey reveals new trends

Friday, November 1st, 2013 - 12:27 pm - Sonja van der Westhuizen

Android and Apple mobile phones look likely to dominate share amongst students within a year while Blackberry’s share is dwindling rapidly. The picture has changed significantly since 2012:  This is just one example of the results of a recent mobile technology survey conducted by the Information Technology division to track trends in students’ mobile devices. […]

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