|New UH Strategic Plan for Information Technology
by David Lassner
The Director of Information Technology Services at the University
of Hawaii presents the new Strategic Plan for Information Technology.
|Virtual Tour of Networks
by Alan Whinery
Hawaii's special geography, as well as its geology, presents both
challenges and solutions to those in search of a place to do education
and research in this part of the world. Take a tour of the UH
Networks, from the misty heights of Kokee Park, Kauai to the tropical
warmth of UH Hilo, and discover the UHNet You Never Knew.
|Kicking the Modem Pool Service Up a Notch
by Jan Kawachi
ITS is improving the UH modem pool service by extending the session
time limit to two hours, providing reliable 28.8 Point-to-Point
Protocol (PPP) connections, and moving to one modem pool phone
number. The new modem pool number, 440-0002, is available now
for testing. This 28.8 Kbps modem pool will be replacing the current
979-2400 (28.8 Kbps) and 956-5080 (14.4 Kbps) modem pools on January
3, 2001. Although we cannot offer the speed and unlimited access
of private Internet Service Providers, the new modem pool may
be ideal for members of the University community who need free
access on a limited basis.
|Student Housings ResNet Program Popular Among Residents
by Randall Watanabe, Student Housing Services
Initial attempts to provide Internet connectivity to students
living in the UH Mänoa residence halls have developed into a concerted
effort to provide high-speed Internet access to the room of every
resident by 2002. The network project, known as ResNet, is extremely
popular and has facilitated a sense of community among residents.
|Three New Accessible Computer Stations in ITS Labs
by Michael Wu
Physical and visual limitations have long hindered the disabled
from gaining access to and using valuable technology resources.
Information Technology Services is pleased about the addition
of three new accessible computer stations in its general purpose
computing labs and the opportunities they make available to those
with disabilities. The computer stations are equipped with special
software and motorized adjustable-height tables.
|Getting to Know UH Virtually
by Wendy Krause
Increasing numbers of high school seniors and other prospective
students are using online campus tours to help them decide where
they would like to continue their education. The University of
Hawaii has its own online virtual tours to showcase the programs,
facilities, and beauty of our campus. Visit www.hawaii.edu/vtour
for a virtual walking tour of UH Mänoa, check out the Athletic
Department, cruise the residence halls, and more!
|Getting Published on UHINFO
by Gordon K. Uyehara
Got something to show the world? If you have an ITS username,
take advantage of your free Web space by publishing information
on your own personal home page. Departments with a need for Web
presence may also request Web space. Well show you how to get
started, detail some common problems, and give you some helpful
|Webcasting: Bringing the Event to You
by Kenwrick Chan
Would you like to see this semesters graduation ceremony, but
dont want to deal with the crowds? Did you miss the UH presidents
latest speech because you had a commitment to be elsewhere? With
a multimedia computer, an Internet connection, and streaming video
software, you can view live events or previously recorded programs.
Bring the event to you with webcasting. Heres a listing of what
UH events and programs are available via webcast and what you
need to be able to view them.
|Web Course Tools at UH
by Linda McConnell and Yves Sakai
Advances in technology continue to create new avenues for teaching
and learning. Faculty have the means to teach courses entirely
over the Web. Students from across the UH system can enroll in
online courses and receive credits as though they were sitting
in traditional classrooms. Find out how you can use WebCT course
management tools to design, create, and deliver your course online.
|Access PeopleSoft Via the Web
by Diep Vole
The project to upgrade the PeopleSoft Online Human Resource System
for the University of Hawaiÿi from version 5 to version 7.5 has
entered the parallel testing phase. The new version of PeopleSoft
features a Web interface, which is a significant advancement over
the current PeopleSoft version 5. Recommendations for IBM/PC compatible
systems and alternatives for those using Macintosh systems are
listed. Be sure your desktop system meets the recommended hardware
and browser software requirements to be able to use this application.
|A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Providing Uninterrupted Power Service
by Darrel Enoki
What happens when the main source of electrical power for the
computer network needs maintenance? A three-hour outage this past
summer went unnoticed as a rented 125kW generator maintained uninterrupted
power flow to the network and mail servers. Come along for a behind-the-scenes
peek at how scheduled power outages are handled.
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