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Feedback requested regarding e-mail problems

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 - 12:00 pm - Sonja van der Westhuizen

Sporadic problems are currently being experienced on campus with e-mail connectivity in Outlook. Expert IT technical staff are looking for a solution to problems and your valuable input could assist us with this process. We invite you to contact IT’s Service Desk on 0218084367 or log a call on the following website: https://iheat.sun.ac.za/webheat every time you experience e-mail […]

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So, Tom Hanks now also has an app

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 - 12:00 pm - Sonja van der Westhuizen

It seems nowadays everyone famous is getting involved with some kind of technological endeavour. The latest one to join the ranks, is Tom Hanks – yes, he of Forrest Gump fame. Apparently Mr Hanks has a soft spot for typewriters. This sounds a bit contradictory when we’re talking about technology, but he has found a […]

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Meet the techies: Quinton Luiters

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 - 12:00 pm - Sonja van der Westhuizen

“IT Helpdesk, good afternoon!” Most people on campus are greeted this way when they call the IT Service Desk. But for Quinton Luiters it’s become such an automatic response, he even answers his home phone in the same way – much to the amusement of his wife. And is it any wonder if you’ve been doing it […]

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Recent Projects

Bits & Bytes officially on air

A month ago we proudly announced the arrival of a new IT segment every second Tuesday on MFM. (Read the article here) The radio version of Bits & Bytes had it’s second successful broadcast on Tuesday and the feedback has been extremely positive. With each programme we try to combine news relevant to students and staff, […]

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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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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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