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Laptop for Sierra Leone school

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Back in June 2021, IT Services was approached by Professor Celia Greenway, Director of Student Engagement, to see if we could source a laptop for donation to a school in dire need in Sierra Leone. Read more to find out how IT Services staff pulled together to "make IT happen".
Date:
Thursday 7th October 2021

We're removing unlicensed versions of Oracle Java from University PCs and laptops

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W are removing unlicensed version of Oracle Java from University laptops and PCs
Date:
Friday 1st October 2021

September BEAR Newsletter

September BEAR Newsletter
Description
Welcome to the September newsletter for BEAR. This month we discuss the launch of Baskerville, the BEAR PGR Conference, external training opportunities and describe how you can recover deleted files on the Research Data Store yourself using Snapshots.
Date:
Friday 24th September 2021

Apple release important security updates

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Apple release new security update to fix potential exploit in Mac, iPad and iPhone
Date:
Tuesday 21st September 2021

August BEAR Newsletter

August BEAR Newsletter
Description
Welcome to the August newsletter for BEAR. This month we have details on the upcoming BEAR Conference, how to archive your data at the University and we announce a vacancy for the Chair of our MATLAB Special Interest Group. There's also a reminder about the retirement of BEAR DataShare in January.
Date:
Tuesday 17th August 2021

Making IT sustainable: Carbon offset program

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IT Services has entered a new agreement with CDW and Lenovo, our suppliers of desktop and laptop devices, as part of Lenovo's new CO2 Offset Services initiative.
Date:
Thursday 22nd July 2021

Network security upgrade, phase two

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we will carry out work to increase the security on the University network by configuring the IPS to monitor all internet traffic coming into the University. This further upgrade will detect and prevent any critical or high-level threats from accessing and attacking the University network.
Date:
Tuesday 20th July 2021

July BEAR newsletter

Description
Welcome to the July newsletter for BEAR. This month the team have been busy installing our Tier 2 HPC-facility Baskerville and welcoming pilot users. We have news on a new way to acknowledge BEAR, new training dates and we are looking for feedback from users of our BlueBEAR portal.
Date:
Wednesday 7th July 2021

May BEAR Newsletter

May BEAR Newsletter
Description
Welcome to the May newsletter for BEAR. The BEAR team is busy preparing for the launch of Baskerville with the installation of cutting-edge new hardware. We also have a brand new tape library capable of backing up 14PB of research data - that's nearly 3 million DVDs worth! Read on for more updates.
Date:
Wednesday 16th June 2021

June BEAR Newsletter

June BEAR Newsletter
Description
Welcome to the June newsletter for BEAR. This month we have been pleased to welcome the delivery of 9,500 Ice Lake compute cores destined to support BEAR compute facilities, as well as a new member of the team, Gavin Yearwood, who will be busy building applications for Baskerville.
Date:
Wednesday 16th June 2021
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