Nate 2018

06/22/2018 - 11:20National ASAUDIT Technology Event: 19-21 June 2018 IT@NWU  have again won the prize for the most presentations at NATE...

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Stressed person lost his data

Back IT UP

06/19/2018 - 10:28Personal Backup Plan? Do you have one?

The only way to protect yourself against valuable data loss is through regular backups. Ideally, important files should be backed up at minimum once a week, or every day, depending on how critical they are to you.... read more

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Stop Ransomware

06/13/2018 - 09:33

"Ransomware is a type of attack that encrypts your computer, phones, or mobile devices. Hackers will then demand that you pay a ransom to regain access to your information. Once a device is infected, it's too late to recover the "hostage" information. Everyone should understand the effects of... read more

5 Outrageous email statistics

06/06/2018 - 12:54

Almost half of all email content is spam! Only 55% of emails contain legitimate content, while the rest falls into the spam category.

Clearly, our spam filters are working harder than ever – but how many spam emails is that in total?... read more

Meet Motlokwe Thobejane newly appointed Director IT Vaal Triangle Campus

05/23/2018 - 16:33

Besides VTC’s IT director, Motlokwe Thobejane is “co-founder of Mohlotlo Thuto Foundation. He is a blogger, and also United Nations (UN) Volunteer. Motlokwe is an IT specialist and holds a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Informatics. He is passionate about writing, education and youth... read more

Data Carpentry Workshop

05/10/2018 - 16:06

Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners'... read more

Online Cyber Security Advice

Online Cyber Security Advice

05/07/2018 - 15:08

The internet is a shared resource, and securing it is Our Shared Global Responsibility.

LOCK DOWN YOUR LOGIN Your usernames and passwords are not enough to protect key accounts like email, banking and social media. Strengthen online accounts and use strong authentication tools - like... read more

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Beef up your physical security

05/03/2018 - 15:04With the threat of hacking, malware, phishing, and other digital threats constantly looming, it can be easy to overlook the importance of communicating physical security. A few basic physical security tips can substantially improve the security risk profile.... read more

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Top 10 IT issues 2018 in Higher Education

04/16/2018 - 09:23Educause Research Snapshot

The 2018 Top Ten IT issues shows how digital technology is remaking higher education through four key themes: 

Institutional adaptiveness Improved student outcomes Improved decision-making IT adaptiveness

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figshare pilot credit for all your research

04/11/2018 - 14:37

The NWU Library and Information Service in conjunction with IT services and the Research Office as part of eResearch initiative is running a 6 month pilot of the figshare platform which started at the beginning of April 2018. NWU figshare pilot platform may be accessed here :... read more