Author Archives: Paul Cheeseman

It’s finished !!

Hand over day finally arrived and IT Services have taken control of the new data centre. It has taken a lot of planning and a lot of work from consultants, contractors and sub-contractors but the new data centre is finally … Continue reading

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Data Centre Update

Here’s what the data centre looked like on the 2nd July. The air conditioning units are being fitted at the back, the false ceiling frame is being fitted and the walls are painted. Holes have been cut in the raised … Continue reading

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Data Centre Update

Blogs posts are like buses, nothing for ages and then two or more arrive one after the other. I had a quick site visit on Friday afternoon and managed to snap a picture of the progress made on the data … Continue reading

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Core Services – Summer 2010

It has been a while since I last blogged anything so I thought I would take the opportunity to let you know what the Core Services team is planning for the summer. Our biggest project this year is our new … Continue reading

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Core Services Update

Well it’s almost November and the blog has been a bit quiet recently! It’s also been a while since I put something up so I thought I’d give you a brief update on what we’ve been doing recently and what … Continue reading

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Elonex Update

A few people have shown repeated interest in the Elonex laptops I blogged about earlier on in the year. I’m dissapointed to say that today I cancelled my order and requested a refund. Despite placing a deposit on two Elonex … Continue reading

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Sustainable IT in Universities and Colleges

Sustainable IT is a subject that is going to be more and more important for all Higher Education institutions. I must admit I didn’t realise how important Sustainable IT was until I attended an energy efficiency workshop at Cardiff University. … Continue reading

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Core Services: One year on

The Core Services team was formed in June 2007, which makes the team one year old! It doesn’t seem like a year since my first blog post. The past year has been really interesting and challenging, and in all honesty … Continue reading

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Fancy a Rant?

The 23rd – 29th March is “One Big RANT Week”, the Mental Health Foundation runs Mental Health Action Week every year and this year the foundation is focusing on Anger Management. It’s an emotion that everyone feels at some point … Continue reading

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Ultra Low Price Laptops, where is it all going?

Just as I started thinking about buying an Asus EEE PC, a company called Elonex have recently released a £99 laptop aimed at education users. Just like the first Asus EEE PCs they run on a cut down version of … Continue reading

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GO – How was it for you?

In the second week of January we will have to review the success/failure of the changes I talked about in my post on Keeping GO going. The load balancing software is still on evaluation and the Core Services Team will … Continue reading

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Keeping GO going

The GO service relies on Novell Access Manager to make it work. As the popularity of the GO services increases it places more and more load on the servers that keep GO going. We have been slowly adding in servers … Continue reading

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Who’s Interested?

I’ve been asked a few times by staff if they can see the computer server room, if I can explain what all the machines do and how they work together. Is this something that you, some members of your department, … Continue reading

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Faculty of Health, Sun Rays and Virtualisation

The Core Services Team have a lot of work on in the next few weeks. The FOH building goes live in around 12 days and the IT provision needs to be ready quckly, we are also starting a virtualisation project … Continue reading

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Update on the weekend downtime

All the work planned for the weekend has been completed and I thought that you might want to know what we actually did. The main reason for the downtime was to add an extra Terabyte (1000 gigabytes) to the Shared … Continue reading

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