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Your guide to SU information

Friday, April 11th, 2014 - 12:36 pm - Sonja van der Westhuizen

Until recently it’s been relatively quick and easy to find staff’s telephone numbers. You opened Outlook’s address list and usually successfully located the number you’re looking for.  Nowadays phone numbers do not necessarily appear in Outlook’s address list. In this case we dial Client Services at 9111 for these type of queries. Unfortunately Client Services doesn’t […]

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Plugged or unplugged?

Friday, April 11th, 2014 - 11:55 am - Sonja van der Westhuizen

Until recently our area of work was determined by the length of the cable connecting our computer to the network point. This was before Wi-fi  became the norm in our lives.  Wi-Fi services provide staff and students with wireless connection to the US network. Unfortunately, with wi-fi, the expectation is created that it will always work […]

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Time for electronic spring cleaning

Friday, April 11th, 2014 - 9:32 am - Sonja van der Westhuizen

Do you have old, written-off computers, monitors and batteries lying around or clogging up cupboards? And you are concerned enough not to simply consign them to the dump? There is a responsible campus solution. The IT Division has implemented a temporary e-waste depot on campus where e-waste will be aggregated for free pickup and disposal […]

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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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