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Learning and collaboration depend on trust

Providing seamless access to digital services is a critical part of the IT team’s role in higher education (HE) and further education (FE). When a lecturer struggles to access wifi on a remote campus, or a student can’t work out how to access digital course materials quickly, the result is a barrier to learning and […]

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COVID-19, acquisitions and IT Mergers: what to do when you need a back-up IT team?

Preparing for a new academic year is always a challenging time for IT teams. However, for New College of Humanities (NCH) in London, summer 2020 brought new challenges entirely.   The IT team was faced with the integration of IT systems after its acquisition by Northeastern University, in the US, while at the same time […]

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Cyber Essentials: why keeping your Shibboleth IdP up to date is crucial

A core aspect of Cyber Essentials is keeping your systems up to date. This is true both for operating systems and any installed apps or software, and these must always be kept updated.   Applying these updates is one of the most important things you can do to improve security. It ensures that devices and software are not vulnerable to known […]

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Six problems solved by single sign-on in colleges and universities

If your institution is considering the move to single sign-on (SSO) solutions, you might find colleagues asking; what does this mean? And what are the benefits?   In short, an SSO authentication platform provides simple access control for authentication and authorisation for a whole organisation. In simple terms, this means users only need a single username […]