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2015

News from 2015

New Divisional structure for Information Services

UIS began the move to its new divisional structure on 18 May 2015. This article describes how this will affect you and your institutions in the short to medium term.

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UIS helps Professor Hawking make holographic history

'An Evening with Stephen Hawking', live from the Sydney Opera House, was the professor’s first live appearance before Australian audiences, but thanks to some clever 3D video technology and the ideal studio facilities, he didn’t have to leave Cambridge. In this world first, the Cockroft Building became a virtual annexe to the Sydney Opera House, as the famous cosmologist’s image was transformed into a live holographic projection, and beamed 17,000 miles to his eager audience in Australia.

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West Cambridge Data Centre officially opened

Thursday 19 March 2015: The West Cambridge Data Centre officially opened by the University's Chancellor, Lord Sainsbury.

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Deputy Directors for UIS

Following the recent recruitment exercise the appointments to be made to the position of Deputy Director within University Information Services are as below:

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Information Services' IT Catalogue pilot project website launched for feedback

Information Services (UIS) and the School of Arts and Humanities have been collaborating on a joint 6-month project to create a comprehensive catalogue of IT Services for people within the School.

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The Interim Leadership Team

Since April 3rd 2014 the UIS Interim Leadership Team (ILT) has been considering how to implement the recommendations of the Joint Report of the Council and General Board on IT Infrastructure and Support.

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UIS workstrand engagement and feedback

The workstrands' engagement with different groups, and a summary of feedback received

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The UIS workstrands

Work has been underway since April 2014 to develop the new University Information Services (UIS) organisation. Managers and staff from the former University Computing Service (UCS), the Management Information Service Desk (MISD) and the High Performance Computing Service (HPCS) have established seven Workstrands with defined rationales and remits, taking account of the different backgrounds and cultures of former organisations.

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The race to the Tour de France start line

Monday 23 June 2014: Today sees the launch of a year-long pilot project to deliver free public Wi-Fi access within the City centre, as part of the ambitious government-funded Superconnected Cities project. The benefits to the public are obvious, but why and how did the University get involved?

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Windows 10 is here, but should you be an early adopter?

Microsoft released Windows 10 on 29 July. For the next year, it will be available as a free upgrade to every qualified device running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, and it is now shipping with new PC hardware. 14 million users installed the upgrade within 24 hours of launch. UIS has put the new OS through its paces, and uncovered some issues that Cambridge users may want to bear in mind before deciding whether or not to join them.

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ICTF 2015: talking IT with our Oxford colleagues

This year's jointly-organised ICTF Conference at the University of Oxford, was held on 7 July. It brought together IT practitioners from across our two Universities to share insights and experience during one day of varied talks, workshops and social activities.

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UIS achieves Gold status at the 2015 Green Impact Awards

Earlier this month, the University held its this annual NUS Green Impact accreditation scheme awards ceremony. The event aims at acknowledging the hard work and sustained commitment of all those who have volunteered to join in with The Cambridge Green Challenge, helping to make a positive impact on the sustainability of our environment.

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UIS News Roundup: Lent/Easter 2015

The second half UIS' inaugural year, in review: we open our new data centre, beam a 3D 'hologram' of Professor Hawking to the Sydney Opera House, launch a new managed VPN service, virtually eliminate the wait to receive your software purchases, and UIS' senior leadership team take up their new roles...

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University IT Service Catalogue launched

The University IT Service Catalogue was launched at a special event for the School of Arts & Humanities (SAH) on Monday 21 September.

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Staff Review & Development System – Phase 1 launched

Phase 1 of the online Staff Review & Development (SRD) System, which introduces effective online administrative support for SRD activity in institutions, is now available.

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University Library adopts UIS' Desktop Services on its open-access workstations

The University Library has implemented UIS Desktop Services for library users in both the main University Library and the Betty and Gordon Moore Library.

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100th Multi-Function Device integrated into DS-Print

October saw the 100th Multi-Function Device (MFD) integrated into DS-Print. The milestone was reached – and exceeded – with a deployment of 12 MFDs at the University Library. DS-Print now comprises 110 MFDs of various models and capabilities, from five manufacturers.

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WCDC wins a DatacentreDynamics Award

The West Cambridge Data Centre (WCDC) won the Public Service Digital Delivery Award at DatacentreDynamics's event for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (DCD EMEA).

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