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Nevermind Windows 9, here’s Windows 10

Friday, October 10th, 2014 - 12:00 pm - Sonja van der Westhuizen

At the end of September Microsoft introduced their latest operating system, code named Threshold, to the world. It would also be known as Windows 10. Much to the surprise of Microsoft users, the company decided to go straight from Windows 8 to 10, skipping 9 altogether. Microsoft won’t divulge what the reasoning behind this move […]

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SUNid flash sessions

Friday, October 10th, 2014 - 12:00 pm - Sonja van der Westhuizen

Since the implementation of SUNid (Read more on SUNid here) a few months back, it’s already being used for the registration and administration of external workers and visitors by quite a few SU staff. But, as with any new system, there’s always a learning curve to adapt to and that’s why training is of utmost […]

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Meet the techies: Marinka

Friday, October 10th, 2014 - 12:00 pm - Sonja van der Westhuizen

Against Marinka Naudé’s office wall sits a black frame with the following quote: “Service excellence can be attained if we constantly strive to perfection and care enough to do our very best in everyday” Those who know her, also knows she’s constantly either on the move, in a meeting or surrounded by heaps of documents, […]

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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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