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Things to do before going on holiday

Friday, November 21st, 2014 - 10:00 am - Sonja van der Westhuizen

Every year, before you can say “Jingle bells”, Christmas decorations are all over the shops and your ears are exposed to bad Christmas songs. And by the time this happens, the holiday is around the corner and your list of things to do before then has become somewhat overwhelming. It’s even more of a challenge […]

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Information Technology Year End Function

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 - 11:17 am - Sonja van der Westhuizen

Information Technology’s Year End Function will be taking place on Friday, 21 November 2014 from 12:00. IT staff will unfortunately not be available during this time. System problems can be logged by calling 021 8084367 and other PC related problems by sending an email to  help@sun.ac.za.

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eResearch Africa Workshop

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 - 10:00 am - Sonja van der Westhuizen

Microsoft Research is delighted to offer two no-cost training workshops as part of eResearch Africa 2014 at the University of Cape Town on November 27 and 28th, 2014. This is part of our Microsoft Azure for Research programme. (http://www.azure4research.com) eResearch Africa brings together practitioners and researchers for a stimulating week to share ideas and exemplars […]

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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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Laptops now more affordable for students

Students gain access to the campus network and It systems via approximately 2500 computers in RGA’s. In addition to this access the aim is to encourage students to increasingly use their own laptops or tablets.  In line with this initiative competitive prices for laptops were negotiated by means of a country-wide student laptop project. The […]

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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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