2019 IT News Snippets provide an insight to some of the highlights of 2019

12-12-2019

These snippets provide an insight to some of the highlights of 2019.  Click to view the full article...

 

 

Take Note - During the next three months IT will roll out GroupWise 18

05-12-2019

GroupWise 18 Notification

Need a quick answer to your IT question? Try out the Knowledge Base

12-11-2019

INFOGRAPHIC: KNOWLEDGE BASE

Click to download the PDF version

Play the Cybersecurity Trivia Game and stand a chance to win a prize

06-11-2019

Trivia Game

Test your cybersecurity knowledge with the 2019 NCSAM Trivia Game. This trivia-style game is a great opportunity to engage with others about important cybersecurity topics. Click the image to see full PDF

 

Cyber Security #3 - Protect IT

28-10-2019

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is held every October. This year’s overarching message – Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. – will focus on key areas including citizen privacy, consumer devices, and e-commerce security. Please click on the purple icons below to view the corresponding info-graphics. Best regards Information Technology

Cyber Security #2 - Secure IT

21-10-2019

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is held every October. This year’s overarching message – Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. – will focus on key areas including citizen privacy, consumer devices, and e-commerce security. Please click on the purple icons below to view the corresponding info-graphics. Best regards Information Technology

Cybersecurity #1 - Own IT

15-10-2019

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is held every October. This year’s overarching message – Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. – will focus on key areas including citizen privacy, consumer devices, and e-commerce security. 

Wifi Setup - NWUWIFI steps for first time users

01-10-2019

This notes provides  access to the NWUWIFI for first time users. Click to view infographic...

View our Service Catalogue for details on IT services

17-09-2019

In order to provide in our users needs, our Service Catalogue provide information on various applications, retrieving a backup or purchase new equipment etc. The Service Catalogue is the access point to all our products and services offered by Information Technology.

Follow the link to visit our Service Catalogue:

Phishing: What to look out for

03-09-2019

" Phishing is a cybercrime in which a target or targets are contacted by email, telephone or text message by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure individuals into providing sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, banking and credit card details, and passwords" read more

Improve your online safety

26-08-2019

Get advice from the experts to improve your online safety. Answer a few simple questions to get personalized online safety recommendations. It is confidential - no personal information is stored and we won't access any of your online accounts. Click here to access https://securityplanner.org/#/

Computer Security: Steps you can take to protect yourself

19-08-2019

"Scammers, hackers and identity thieves are looking to steal your personal information - and your money. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself, like keeping your computer software up-to-date and giving out your personal information only when you have good reason." read more

Vidyo at your own desk

14-08-2019

Click the image to download more help on using Vidyo from your own desk.

Handling Groupwise Appointments

02-08-2019

Counter the confusion...
Let us explore the differences between:

Decline, Decline with options or Delete a Groupwise Appointment if you are the recipient of the appointment Edit a Groupwise Appointment if you are the creator of the appointment

Windows 7 end of Life 14 January 2020

26-07-2019

All good things must come to an end, even Windows 7. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. But you can keep the good times rolling by moving to Windows 10. Read more...

Omnibus#3 -IT Actuality

08-07-2019

To view  IT@NWU news coverd in the Omnibus edition please click on the image.

Omnibus#2 - Teaching with Technology Testimonials

05-07-2019

To view the Teaching with Technology Testimonials coverd in the Omnibus edition please click on the image.

Omnibus#1 - Diy Services

25-06-2019

 To view the full range of DIY services covered in the Omnibus edition please Click on the image.

 

 

PaperCut Notice

13-06-2019

PaperCut Notice

“Please find attached a list of NWU printers that are PaperCut ready.  Some of these printers may require additional parts that cost more than a new printer.  It is therefore essential that you follow up with your local Service Desk to confirm whether parts are needed. In the case that your printer is not listed, it may need to be replaced.”

 

Cyber Security #4 - Phishing

06-06-2019

Phishing attacks continue to pose a significant security threat because they are effective—particularly targeted phishing attacks like spear phishing and whaling. They leverage social engineering to trick the user while taking advantage of the weakest link in the cybersecurity defense chain—human error.

Cyber Security #3 - Secure computing with VPN

28-05-2019

Mobile devices have become one of the primary ways we communicate and interact with each other. The power of a computer is now at our fingertips, allowing us to bank, shop, view medical history, attend to work remotely, and communicate virtually anywhere. With all these convenient features come added risks.

Cyber Security #2 - Guard your privacy online

21-05-2019

Practice good online safety habits with these tips and advice:

Keep a clean machine. Protect your personal information. Connect with care. Be web wise. Be a good online citizen.

 

NWUWIFI Advantages

14-05-2019

NWUWIFI versus nwu-guest   Have you ever been confronted with the question: “What is the difference between nwu-guest and NWUWIFI?” or “Why can’t I use nwu-guest instead of NWUWIFI? ”If these nagging questions have kept you up at night... the following explanation might just clear the lingering mystery...  

New Remote Software AnyDesk

07-05-2019

AnyDesk is going to replace VNC.  How to use AnyDesk, click to view the user manual. Why the switch? Additional benefits with AnyDesk: Cross platform support (Microsoft Windows, Apple iOS, Google’s Android OS, Apple macOS, Linux Operating System) - far more than VNC allows, even mobile devices can now be viewed and assisted on. Cross ISP (Service provider) support - any internet source will allow connection, not only limited to NWUWIFI, even a user visiting Russia with their ISP or a mobile connection can now be helped.

Cyber Security #1 - Secure Your Mobile Device

23-04-2019

With an increasing amount of sensitive data being stored on personal devices, the value and mobility of smartphones, tablets, and laptops make them appealing and easy targets. These simple tips will help you be prepared in case your laptop is stolen or your smartphone is misplaced. Read more on Cyber Security here...

DIY: RSVP

09-04-2019

Purpose

Gartner Client Testimonial

29-03-2019

The IT department use Gartner for years now to gain insight into the future of Technology and Information as well as for strategic advice, especially when we have to make multimillion rand long-term decisions.

The NWU has extended its Gartner license to all students and staff. You now have access to hundreds of thousands of articles, not only focussing on IT but also on leadership, finance, HR, innovation and strategy, legal and compliance, procurement and operations, risk and audit and much more. Just about any staff member, researcher and student would find this research useful. 

Chief Director IT, Boeta Pretorius shared his views, in at the Gartner Higher Education Forum recently held (25-26 March) at Radisson Blu, Sandton Johannesburg.

Conferencing efficiency at NWU

08-03-2019

Purchasing and/or installing AV, e-conference, CCTV and other electronic products Please note that it is a requirement to FIRST consult IT Electronic Services (x99 4119, alex.venter@nwu.ac.za) before purchasing audio, video, e-conferencing or any other electronic equipment.

Subscribe FREE to Gartner

05-03-2019

Stay ahead of change: Take advantage of Gartner’s free subscription, and become part of digital transformation

The world has sped up and you have to stay ahead of change! You don’t have a lot of time!  Here is some good news.  The NWU has extended its Gartner license to all students and staff. You now have access to hundreds of thousands of articles, not only focusing on IT but also on leadership, finance, HR, innovation and strategy, legal and compliance, procurement and operations, risk and audit and much more.  Just about any staff member, researcher and student would find this research useful.

Driving digital transformation - DIY Saves The Day!

18-02-2019

Digital transformation was all anyone could talk about in 2018, a trend that will undoubtedly continue in the new year.  Not suprisingly, IT @NWU is following suit, as the increasing pace at which the world is turning, require agility. This on the other hand becomes a key factor to consider when delivering value.  The following 16 weeks will focus on how to use the DIY Apps in order to help you to comply to the 'new world...' so to speak.

International students IT information

04-02-2019

International Student IT Information

Being an international student means much more than attending  class. The more information at your disposal, the easier your life will become. To help you achieve this goal, we have compiled an Infographic to shed more light on your Frequently asked IT questions.

Click to view the full PDF

Password via SMS for Staff

18-01-2019

We would like to share with you the new Password feature, available to staff via SMS. The information below will guide you through the process.