IT has recently been aware that members of the University have been using a texting tool called Cotap. Cotap is marketed as a secure texting service for Business.
This service is not one offered or recommended by IT. We simply do not know who has access to the data, where it is stored, and if it is made available to 3rd parties.
The University is currently piloting “Skype for Business” as a unified communications (instant messaging, video conferencing and screen sharing) application and is scoping a SMS crisis communication text tool. Members of the University should not use Cotap.
If you are interested in the pilot of Skype for Business or the crisis comms tool please contact the IT Service Desk on 0118 378 6262
King Wong (IT Business Partner)