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I can hardly believe that another month has passed since my last blog, but I guess that must show that I’m still enjoying myself (to quote the old adage)!

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IT Services has been a very busy department since my last entry, so I will try to play catch up a little! The last month or so has seen significant projects delivered by us, not least delivering the IT & Telephone systems into the Kotoraya Tower in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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One of the best aspects of working in IT is the breadth and variety of the issues we manage, ranging from significant, high-profile projects, to less visible, but important developments which often go unnoticed. Another month has flown past and  February included some good illustrations of this. It’s been a very busy time for IT Services, and  for me personally, with many working groups, steering groups and committees to attend, in addition to my continued round of meeting as many of ITS’ customers as possible. The more I find out about the ways in which IT is supporting the work of different schools and departments, the more fascinating the job becomes! Read the rest of this entry »

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I’ve just completed my first month as incoming Director of IT Services, I’ve greatly enjoyed finding out as much as possible about the University and the way in which the IT Service is viewed by our senior customers and colleagues.  As well as the many visits I’ve made during the past few weeks, my diary has been filling up fast with committees, steering groups, working groups, feasibility groups, communities of practice, etc.……!  I’m grateful to all those who have patiently answered my many questions and helped me find my feet here including, of course, our own ITS managers and teams. Read the rest of this entry »

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On 3rd January John Leary joined the Department as the new Director of IT Services. Read the rest of this entry »

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IT Services intend to have a regular news item from the Director of IT Services and as such, where better to start this, than with a valedictory comment from the outgoing Director. Mike has very kindly supplied his notes from his leaving speech, which have been adapted slightly to suit an electronic audience. Read the rest of this entry »

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