UAS Conference

I attended one of the series of conferences that the University Administration and Services (UAS) division of our University puts on three times per year today.  The event was at the Andrew Wiles Building, Mathematical Institute, a great venue for … Continue reading

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UCISA Support Services Conference

Last week I attended the 2014 UCISA Support Services Conference.    The conference was chaired by Sally Bogg of Leeds University and ably supported by the UCISA admin team.  The event was at Crewe Hall, an excellent venue for conferencing … Continue reading

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Inaugural meeting of the College IT Managers Committee

Following a rearrangement of how IT is included within the Conference of Colleges a number of new committees have been formed. As Head of IT Support Staff Services I am invited to this, and to the Colleges IT Strategy Committee. … Continue reading

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Winning the War on Windows XP

This post is to tell the wider community what an amazing job the project team in IT Services here in Oxford have been doing on Windows 7 migrations.  I suspect Oxford is not alone in being very complex and having … Continue reading

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Oxbridge College IT Management Conference 2014

It’s been a long time since I have posted here so I thought I’d tell you about the excellent conference I attended last month.  It was the annual get-together of Oxford and Cambridge College IT Staff and was a great … Continue reading

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ICT Forum Conference 2013

Today was the annual ICT Forum conference for Oxford’s IT Staff with some from Cambridge, and a few others too.  It was held at the Kassam Stadium as usual and started with an introduction from Anne Trefethen, our CIO, reminding … Continue reading

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UCISA Support Services Group Meeting

We met today at Liverpool John Moores University and had another productive meeting. Attendance was good and I’m pleased that we now have a vice chair in Mandy Phillips, from Liverpool John Moores University, our host for today, as James … Continue reading

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UCISA 2013 Conference day 3 – Our Future

Today started with a presentation about mobile learning in the classroom and student wireless expectations.  Hardly any surprises!  I thought I’d share here also a caricature of me that was done by one of the exhibitors (Salford Software). Next were … Continue reading

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UCISA 2013 Conference day 2 – Our Service

Today started with an excellent presentation about students as producers and partners as well as customers.  It was given by the student engagement officer in the University of Lincoln and I was interested to hear that the student engagement function … Continue reading

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UCISA 2013 Conference day 1 – Our Business

I started today with a “speed dating” session from Janet Brokerage and had some useful discussions both with Logicalis and Verizon about getting people to use cloud services more as a way of focusing their efforts on managing delivery of … Continue reading

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