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The challenge of Wi-Fi in an 800-year-old University

Providing Wi-Fi to a University environment can be surprisingly challenging when your campus is a whole city. Alexander Cox, UIS's Wireless Infrastructure Manager, discusses the challenges in his blog for Aruba Networks.

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Sharing IT merger experiences with the University of Cologne

Last month, UIS welcomed Jan Eden from the University of Cologne’s Digital Studies department, who is currently visiting several universities to learn from their experiences of re-organising their IT operations.

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Celebrating 25 years of networking innovation

The Granta Backbone Network (GBN) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. It’s one of the most capable data networks in Europe. It carries data from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and is preparing to support even more world-class projects, including the Square Kilometre Array.

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Managed Web Service (MWS) now offers up to 50GB disk space

25 May 2017: The Managed Web Service (MWS) is UIS’ hosted web server offering. It provides an easy-to-use control panel and a high-availability service for University users, as an alternative to using commercial web hosting.

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Introducing My DS-Print: secure online access to your DS-Print account

27 April 2017: Now you can manage your DS-Print account online, via UIS’s new secure portal. ‘My DS-Print’ allows you to check your balance, apply top-ups with a credit or debit card, and search your transaction history. The secure service also uses Raven authentication, giving you peace of mind and a one-stop shop via a single login.

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UIS facilitates Examinations with Adjustments

26 April 2017: UIS provides the University’s Board of Examinations with a bespoke desktop solution for enabling students with additional needs to sit their exams using a computer instead of handwriting their answers.

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ACN Exchange upgrade

The Administrative Computing Network (ACN) Exchange email service is soon going to be upgraded. This will impact the way admin staff access their email remotely.

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Annual archives of past UIS news features

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