2014 heralded a sea-change in how the University provides centralized digital information services. 31 March 2014 saw the first part of the formal merger of the Computing Service (UCS) and Management Information Systems (MIS) into the embryonic Information Services (UIS) department. On 1 August, the High Performance Computing Service (HPCS) officially joined UIS, completing the departmental merger. The new organisation is tasked with delivering the world class IT services necessary to support the future needs of teaching, learning and research at Cambridge.
University Information Services (UIS) has just taken ownership of its new data centre on the West Cambridge Site, which will enable many of the University’s disparate machine rooms to be brought together into one industry-leading energy efficient, secure, fully managed facility.
The High Performance Computing Service (HPCS), headed by director Dr. Paul Calleja, joined University Information Services (UIS) on 1 August 2014.
A summary of the progress report paper to the Information Services Committee (ISC) on 8th July 2014, which focused on ‘developing the strategy and UIS organisation’. The report provides an overview of the subsequent six weeks of activity.
The SMS, which provides a quick, easy and free way for University users to host their online multimedia content, has just seen a major upgrade that brings several benefits for content owners and viewers alike…
Work has been underway to allow students who are new to Cambridge, but have not yet arrived, to access their UIS accounts with their CRSid and password. This will allow them to access authenticated University services in advance of their arrival.
Following on from the article about the UIS Networks Division team’s work on realising the new public Wi-Fi network in Cambridge, you may be curious to know how it all went on the day Le Tour de France came to town.