We recognise the importance of providing our students with a PC environment that they can expect to meet in the workplace. An ongoing programme of enhancement has therefore been implemented to ensure that both hardware and software are industry-standard, and our students now have the benefit of one of the best common IT platforms.
University staff are continually developing innovative ways of using the technological infrastructure in support of teaching and learning, on campus and beyond. IP – Virtual Private Network (IP-VPN) has linked all campuses and connect them to a high-speed network backbone. Wireless networking (Wi-Fi Facility) is being progressively deployed for students as a free service across the campuses.
ICBT Campus comprise approximately 28 state of art Computer Labs with modern hardware specifications and latest software. The University has invested substantially in information technology. Approximately 900 networked PCs are now available for student use across the campuses.
Approximately 25 servers are managed by Information Services, all based on high speed Intel processors, and running either Microsoft Windows Server software or open-source Linux software. These servers operate as application, web and data servers to provide students with access to programmes, files, coursework and electronic mail discussion groups which relate to their course of study.
Of course, all of these facilities would be worthless if our students were not trained in their use and supported thereafter. Use of computer facilities is an integral part of all courses, and additional help is always available as and when needed through a number of channels to our Information Services and the IT Helpdesk.