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Important Notice to all SUN-e-HR users

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 - 10:16 am - Sonja van der Westhuizen

The Division of Human Resources (HR) and the Division of Finance   have undergone the process of merging payment bank details to manage a single source of bank information for both the HR and Finance systems. This project has now been finalised and will be implemented from 29 August 2014. In order to conclude the implementation, […]

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What are QR codes?

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

Two weeks ago we introduced you to SnapScan, a smartphone application used for payments. SnapScan uses QR codes to host a vendor’s banking information in a secure way. But how do these unintelligible blocks work? A QR code, or Quick Response Code is a type of matrix or two-dimensional barcode. So, in fact it’s really only […]

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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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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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