Category Archives: General

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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Adventures with SKYPE / VOIP – Part II

A few people have asked about my Skype / VOIP adventures so I thought it was about time I posted an update. The SMC mobile I mentioned in my earlier post arrived and I must admit while the phone is … Continue reading

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and then there were 5 !

Just a quick note to say that the Core Services team is now complete. Neil Malcolm has joined us from the Business System team, I’d also like to welcome Adam Riches to the team. The IT Services offices in the … Continue reading

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Adventures with SKYPE / VOIP

I’ve been interested in the use of VOIP and Wifi for sometime, it certainly seems to be the way mobile phone services are going. Skype is one of the many services that uses VOIP technology to allow users to make … Continue reading

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July / August Update

It’s been a while since my last post so I thought I’d add a quick update. Edge Hill has now joined the UK Federation, we are due to install our Shibboleth server in the next two weeks. We have some … Continue reading

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Job Advert

The Core Services Officer post has been re-advertised with a slightly modified job description. It can be viewed on the EH jobs website We are looking for a fourth person to join our team, full details of the post can … Continue reading

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It’s hard to keep thinking of interesting titles !

Our application to join the UK Federation has been processed and on Wednesday EH become a member of the UK Federation. We are currently testing out our Shibboleth server and in the next week or so we will be hooking … Continue reading

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Job Advert Deadline

The closing date for applications for the vacant Core Services Officer post is Friday. The job advert can be found on the EH jobs website

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Missing your SPAM?

Week 2 of the trial of our new anti-spam solution is upon us. Initial feedback from the users is good but we’ll be asking for some formal feedback later on in the trial. A few comments have been made about … Continue reading

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USB pens – Friend or Foe?

I generally try and avoid any kind of mobile media. The number of floppy disks and cd-roms I’ve lost, broken or accidentally overwritten doesn’t really bear thinking about. Along came USB pens that could be attached to a keyring but … 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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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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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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