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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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NEW ERA FOR MATIES E-MAIL

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

By now you’re probably busy with that last stretch of exam or, if you’re lucky, you’ve finished already. In this busy time, we bring you some good news. During the week of 8 to 15 December 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 […]

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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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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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