February 2017

  • Further advice on University pay rise phishing scam.

    The Police have issued further advice regarding the hoax phishing emails being sent to universities regarding fake pay rises. Action fraud have updated their website with more details.    If you are concerned, you can forward any emails to the...

  • The Customer can have what they can afford

    I recently posed the question, 'Is the Customer always right?' and concluded that the answer was 'No', particularly when specialist expertise was required which the Customer does not have. However, there are situations where this is different.  For example, if...

  • Attending the world's biggest technology conference in Amsterdam

    This year’s ISE is a wrap. It is the place to go for Professional AV and Systems Integration. It provides a unique showcase for technology solutions. This year, there were around one thousand two hundred exhibitors in the expo in...

  • IT maintenance affects many services, Tue 14 Feb 2017, 7am to 9am

    Maintenance and upgrades will be taking place during our at risk* period, Tuesday 14 February 2017.  A number of services will be affected due to essential upgrades.  The status of IT services can be found at status.bath.ac.uk. Guest Wi-Fi for...

  • The Customer is King(?)

    In my previous post, I explored who we mean by 'the Customer' and concluded that anyone who wants something from us is our customer. In this post, I ask: 'Is the Customer always right?' The quick answer is 'No'. That...

  • Save the date - 6th Annual Symposium on HPC on 12th June 2017

    We are pleased to announce that the 6th Annual Symposium on High Performance Computing will be healed on Monday 12th June 2017. This symposium organized by the University of Bath we will bring together staff, researchers and students working with...

  • Phishing attempt: Email from HR about a pay rise

    We have been made aware that over the weekend of Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 of February several users were sent emails about about a 13.86 % payrise. Please be aware these are fake phishing attempts. Please do not fill in any...

  • Pidgin retirement, 3 February 2017

    Following on from roll-out of Skype for Business to all staff, the legacy instant messaging client Pidgin is being retired.  The client will have been removed from across the University desktop estate, 3 February 2017. You can use Skype for...