Love it or hate it, there’s no escaping the impact of Pokemon Go. In the last few weeks, Nintendo gained almost $30 billion in market value, before seeing its stock tumble just as quickly. Thousands of Australians joined a Pokemon walk to catch the little critters as a community. The game has even caused a surge in battery pack sales, with some retailers seeing an increase of 200%. So what has been the impact at UNSW?
Next Friday, August 5th, the John Niland Scientia Building with play host to the UNSW Service Improvement Conference. The bi-annual event has produced initiatives like the MyIT Mobile App and the Virtual Campus concept. Continue reading
The IdAM Foundation project has been busy completing a series of System Owner and General Awareness face to face communication briefing sessions during June and July to over 100 stakeholders across UNSW. These sessions were well received and summarised key changes resulting from the project as well provided stakeholders with information for them to assess and make necessary changes to manage impacts in their area. You can find a copy of the General Awareness presentation on the IdAM Foundation project site.
Where should you go to when looking for answers on technology questions and direction?
At UNSW we are fortunate to have multiple research and analyst resources available to us;
- Cutter Consortium
- CEB IT Leadership Council
These are all resources available to UNSW staff, that can provide us with insight into technology information and market research.
Office 365 is rolling out soon to all staff and students.
Soon you’ll be able to edit and collaborate on documents via the web, your smartphone, and download the full Office suite on up to 5 personal devices.
The Graduate Research Information System (GRIS) successfully went live on Friday, July 1. Around 80 staff attended GRS’s pre-Go Live demonstration sessions in Sydney last week and in Canberra the previous week, and as of yesterday, 119 users have logged in to GRIS, including sessions from as far afield as Germany, Slovenia, Serbia and Taiwan! So far 16 variation to candidature requests have been lodged by candidates and GRS have routed 19 admission applications to Schools for assessment. Continue reading
The Identity Management (IdAM) Foundation project had now commenced End to End regression (E2E) testing as well as detailed implementation planning. This will help define the system outage and cut over details which we can then share with you. Our planned go live date is between 24 September and 2 October (mid semester break), subject to successful testing. Continue reading
UNSW IT has been working with our research community to determine the viability of a High Performance Compute On Demand service. The service could potentially allow researchers across UNSW to ‘spin up’ high end computing clusters for research purposes. Put simply, HPC on Demand is a shopping cart style portal that guides researchers through a series of simple questions to automatically provision the compute, storage and software required for their need.
We are excited to announce a new initiative that we believe will make it easier and simpler for the UNSW community to get in touch with the right areas across UNSW IT no matter what the specific query. This initiative is in response to feedback received from across UNSW as part of the IT Review which brought to our attention a number of customers who find some difficulty in knowing who to contact for specific IT queries. Continue reading
2016 is shaping up to be a significant year for Virtual Reality (VR). A plethora of devices, applications and content will be added to newly released VR platforms such as Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Sony Playstation VR, HTC Vive and Google cardboard.