CiCS News Friday April 30, 2010
Virus Attack - Streaming TV and Movies
There has been a recent spate of malware incidents affecting Windows computers. Because of the way the malware infection works, it also affects accounts on the Managed Desktop Service but with a lessened impact. The malware is often disguised as antivirus software and can potentially capture personal information, take control of computers and corrupt files.
The malware is asking for personal information such as credit card details; under no circumstances should you provide this information.
Initial investigations indicate that the source of this infection is primarily video streaming websites illegally offering sporting events and movies (e.g. material for which you would normally expect to pay).
More About this Virus Attack
CIS Upgrade Reduces Complexity
During a routine upgrade of our Corporate Information System we have taken the opportunity to simplify the interface. We have introduced larger buttons, context sensitive tooltips, the use of colours to highlight active fields and improved searching. All of this has been guided by the CIS users and you can read a detailed article using the link below. There are many exciting developments taking place in CiCS and reducing the complexity of services will be a key factor in all of them.
About the CIS Upgrade
Staff Development Week
CiCS is pleased to be taking part in the staff development week organised by Human Resources. Alongside the diverse range of events on offer, CiCS will be providing training on myCalendar, the Content Management System (CMS) Web Drop In Session and Enhancing classroom teaching with technology. CiCS is also helping out with the Project Management Action Learning Set. For details of all these events with instructions on how to book a place please see the links below.
Content Management System (CMS) Web Drop In Session
Enhancing Classroom Teaching with Technology
Project Management Action Learning Set
Introduction to uSpace
In addition to the courses available through Staff Development Week, CiCS has developed a new course to introduce people to uSpace. Many staff are already using uSpace to enhance their research, learning and teaching, and communication and collaboration. However, there are still many other staff who have not tried uSpace or do not feel comfortable with the new ways of working that uSpace encourages. If you would like to learn more about uSpace you can enrol on the Introductory course, available in the LMS, using the link below.
Log In to LMS
Drama Studio Summer programme
The Drama Studio's summer season is now in full swing. Full information and listings are now available on the Drama Studio's website. You can also download a PDF version of the Summer Season 2010 booklet.
Drama Studio Summer 2010