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SUNid – even better

Friday, July 25th, 2014 - 12:00 pm - Sonja van der Westhuizen

Over the past few months we’ve introduced you to IAM (Identity Access Management) and in particular, one of it’s offspring, SUNid. If this all seems a bit hazy to you, let me recap. SUNid is the first and an important building block of identity and access management (IAM). External workers and visitors are registered on this system. Previously […]

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Apps to feed the soccer addiction

Friday, June 27th, 2014 - 11:58 am - Sonja van der Westhuizen

If you still don’t know there’s a World Cup soccer tournament running in Brazil, I suspect you’re hibernating somewhere on the outskirts of Mongolia.  The 2014 FIFA World Cup is the 20th FIFA World Cup tournament and (obviously!) an international tournament for men’s soccer. This year the tournament kicked off on 12 June with a […]

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Identity and access management 101

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 10:18 am - Sonja van der Westhuizen

Stellenbosch University is currently in the process of renewing its Identity and Access Management (IAM) system. The first step in the identity life cycle, namely Provisioning, has been successfully completed with the establishment of SUNid. Read more on SUNid here. What is Identity and Access Management (IAM)?  For individuals needing access to computer systems or physical […]

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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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