Monthly Archives: June 2007

Team Update

The lovely people in Human Resources have been beavering away and today the Senior Core Services posts have been advertised on the intranet. The closing date for applications is the 29th June 2007. There is one more post to be … Continue reading

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Do we all need PCs?

I spent Tuesday at the Esteem ‘Higher Education Strategy Forum’ in Edinburgh. One the agenda were some really interesting topics such as Sustainable Computing and Becoming an Eco-University. One of the presentations that really fired my imagination was a presentation … Continue reading

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Groupwise Disruption

The primary Groupwise Webmail service failed at about 1am on Sunday morning. Due to the nature of the problem the fail over Webmail services did not start and the service was interrupted. The Edge Hill on call service was notified … Continue reading

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When there is only an I in Team!

A quick click on the ‘About’ tab will show that the Core Services Team is a bit thin on the ground at the moment. In fact the only member of the team currently is……….well, errrmm…… just me 🙁 The good … Continue reading

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Groupwise Software Update

This Saturday a software update will be applied to the Groupwise e-mail system. There is likely to be some disruption to the e-mail system between 11am and 3pm. This second update is a further patch to the update we applied … Continue reading

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Are we stuck in our ways, or just out to make things complicated?

Here we are in the 21st century and whilst IT technology is moving on, is it possible that the main obstruction to moving forward is that we just dislike change? When I refer to change I mean as part of … Continue reading

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Going Green – How hard can it be?

We are all obliged to look after our planet and to minimise our impact on the environment. There are a number of campaigns and environmental groups telling us that we should reduce our CO2 emissions by taking public transport, reducing … Continue reading

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WiTricity – Wireless Electricity

Have you every been working on a laptop or PDA only to have the battery run down on you ? It seems the frustration of working with limited battery life might be coming to an end. Scientists have been testing … Continue reading

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Joining the Federation – Make it so !!

Trekkies will be disappointed, there are no Vulcans or Andorians in this federation I’m afraid 🙁 We are in the process of applying to join the UK Access Management Federation. I was going to write something about why we are … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Core Services Blog ! This blog will be used to keep you updated on what’s going on in the Core Services Team, what we are working on and our plans for the future. Our projects for the … Continue reading

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