We are currently testing some software called SWG (Secure Web Gateway) which will mean you will no longer have to make any setting changes and enter in proxy details. Tests are proving stable and we will start the roll out after February half term, firstly at UCY to help with the wireless and speed issues down there. We will then roll out to main site and other outreach sites.
All the new fibre is now in place, and we will be rolling out the new network switches in the next couple of weeks. We are planning to switch over to the new network during February half term. There will be a noticeable difference in network speed once this is up and running.
We will also be getting new servers in the next couple weeks, with these in place on the new network there should be a real noticeable difference in speed when using any device connected to the network.
Flash Player Update
We have created an updated package for Flash Player and have started to deploy this across all locations. We are hoping this to be completed by the end of Tuesday 3rd February.
IT Services have begun development on a tray application. The app will make it much easier for you to log a ticket direct with ITS, but it also allows us to send out alerts to your computers in the event of an IT emergency or Email failure. Very early days but watch this space!
Futurelearn.com are offering a FREE online MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) on developing skills in preparation for University.
This six week course is essential for students planning to attend university. For a small fee, completing students can also obtain a statement of participation which will sit nicely next to your university personal statement.
Sign up by Monday 26th January to access this free resource. Links and further information can be found here via e-hub.