|The Portable Private Teaching Network||Tony Brett, Associate Head of ITS3||.ppt .pdf|
|Where the IMP are we going?||Jane Littlehales, Head of ITS3||.ppt .pdf|
|ISIDORE||John Jenkins, OUCS|
|Linux distributions versus us||Joe Doupnik, OUCS||.ppt .pdf|
|OUCS Portal||Tony Brett, Associate Head of ITS3||.ppt .pdf|
|DCOCE||Mark Norman, OUCS||.ppt .pdf|
|eDiamond||Sharon Lloyd, ComLab||.ppt .pdf|
|Patch Management with ZenWorks||James Dore, New||.ppt .pdf|
|Occupational Health Ergonomics||Karen Markes & Elaine McDermott, Occupational Health||.ppt .pdf|
|Webauth||Pod (aka Chris Cooper), OUCS||.html|
|Longhorn||Matthew Dovey, OeSC||.ppt .pdf|
|Libraries||Neil Jefferies, SERS|
|Linux Desktops in the Statistics Department||Susan Hutchinson, Statistics|
|Wireless Networks||Roger Treweek/Oliver Gorwits, OUCS||.ppt .pdf|
|Providing secure open-access networks||Oliver Gorwits, OUCS||.ppt .pdf|
|Managing MacOS X Desktop in Open Access Areas||James Partridge, OUCS|
|Oxford Internet Institute||Victoria Nash, OII||.ppt .pdf|
|The Portable Private Teaching Network||
Oxford University has many rooms appropriate for teaching IT Skills but few of these are equipped with computers for use by those being taught. Value can be added to these rooms by the use of a set of portable computers for use in training and demonstrating. Recipients of training are more likely to attend and benefit from a course if it is taken to them rather than expecting them to come to it.
This will be a workshop with live demos. It will show how the portable teaching network is set up and what it can do for you.
|Where the IMP are we going?||The IT Metrics Project (IMP) is taking recommendations 5 and 6 from the OUCS Review and coming up with practical, workable ways of assessing staff skills, knowledge and experience and IT infrastructure provision. There are more committees, groups and interested parities involved than you can shake even a very big stick at but even so, progress is being made. Find out what - and who and how and why and even ask a few questions yourself - at this workshop.|
|ISIDORE||This talk will present the technical aspects of the ISIDORE project. It will cover the hardware, software and related infrastructure. There will be an overview of the first phase of the project (Graduate Admissions) and the implications of this for IT staff. The different ways users access the Oracle Student System will be discussed.|
|Linux distributions versus us||We face technical hurtles deploying Linux servers. Some people worry about particular Linux distributions/vendors. That is a good start. Soon we find the need to build applications independently of a distribution to add functionality not offered by the Linux vendor, and then the fun begins. This presentation will walk through such a DIY situation, offering guidance and hints. If time permits and the audience wishes we can look ahead to likely developments by Novell.|
A portal is not simply a collection of links. It can be seen as an abridged and customized version of the Web presence of a department, group of departments or indeed a whole organisation... a "pocket- sized" version of the Web. Portal technology adds "customization" and "community" to Web presence.
This workshop will give an update on the OUCS Portal project and will demonstrate some ways of providing information channels for it. There will be a chance to ask technical questions.
|DCOCE - The Digital Certificate Operation in a Complex Environment project - using digital certificates, PKI and encryption at Oxford.||Have you ever been puzzled when presented with a certificate and
asked whether or not to trust it? Public key infrastructure (PKI) is
everywhere - but many people don't understand it. This non-technical
introduction to PKI and digital certificates and will encompass some
background to cryptography before going on to report on the DCOCE
The DCOCE project will soon be rolling out certificates to interested users. We would love the ITSS to be heavily involved. Please come and find out why you should take part!
If you don't understand the principles of PKI and digital certificates (and whether you should trust them), please come too as we try to begin at the beginning and explain what it's all about. We'd like involvement from cynical old hands and authentication experts as well as people who don't know their RAs from their CAs*!
|eDiamond||Sharon Lloyd will describe the eDiaMonD project, which is a 2
year, 34.2 million project managed from Oxford University,working in
collaboration with IBM, Mirada Solutions,UCL, KCL,Edinburgh
University, and 4 NHS hospitals to develop a grid architecture and
innovative solutions to support the Breast Cancer Screening programme
in the UK.
She will describe the project challenges in terms of the domain and the technology as well as describing the rationale behind the decisions to explore Grid technology for this application. The project has chosen to focus on 4 key application: the screening process, computer based training, epidemiology and data mining/computer aided diagnosis and these will be discussed in detail. Early results will be presented as well as an informed vision for future work in the area of grid technology for eHealth.
|Patch Management with ZenWorks||This workshop will look at deploying Windows updates in a timely and effecient manner, without having to manage the Update service on each machine individually. Other topics may be discussed if there is time.|
|Occupational Health Ergonomics - Display Screen Equipment and Health||The aim of the presentation will be to provide information and
insight into significant health problems that can arise through DSE
usage and demonstrate how to prevent these problems occurring. Areas
covered will include:
Health problems associated with DSE usage, such as - Upper limb
disorders - Eye problems
|Webauth||Webauth is a system, developed at Stanford University, implementing secure
single sign-on for web based services
|Longhorn||Longhorn is the codename for Microsoft's next major revision of the Windows platform due for release around 2006. This workshop will give an overview of Longhorn based on the current alpha version, including Aero (the new User Interface), Avalon (the new building blocks for applications and simplified application deployment and security management), Indigo (the new .Net components for distributed computing), WinFS (the new filing system combining a file store with database technology) and Nexus (Next Generation Secure Computing Base using new hardware features to protect data).|
|Libraries||OxLIP is moving to a new platform to simplify support and broaden its reach. This session will examine what OxLIP really is, why it is moving to a new platform and how it may develop in the future. It will also also examine some of the issues encountered during this implementation of Citrix Metaframe on Windows 2003 and how they were resolved.|
|Linux Desktops in the Statistics Departmen||This workshop is aimed at those who would like to see what the Linux OS offers for the desktop user. As well as demonstrating standard applications familiar to Windows users, such as browsing, email and office software, I will also explore some of the fundamental differences between Windows and Linux from the perspective of an ordinary user.|
|Wireless Networks||One of the recommendations from the OUCS Review was that OUCS should set up a pilot project on wireless networking. This presentation will cover some of the background to wireless networking, the pilot project and recommendations for wireless networking.|
|Providing secure open-access networks||Since the virus outbreaks of Summer 2003, we've all had to reconsider the means by which we offer ad-hoc network connectivity to site visitors. This workshop will describe the design and implementation of the OUCS visitor network, and ways in which IT staff might provide a similar service to their own users. Topics such as workstation registration and commercial vs. non-commercial solutions will be touched upon. Please contact the speaker (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance if you would like any other relevant subject to be addressed.|
|Managing MacOS X Desktop in Open Access Areas||This talk will discuss ways of using Mac OSX (10.3) in public help areas, including integration into existing directory services, workstation management (both directly and using OSX Server), security, kiosks and other related issues.|
|Oxford Internet Institute||The Oxford Internet Institute was established as a University department in 2001 and has steadily been developing its programme of research into the societal implications of new ICTs such as the Internet and mobile phones. This workshop will give an insight into the current research interests of the Institute and will highlight the way the Internet and other ICTs are used to support the OII's work.|
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