Glasshouse Technology Showcase 2016

I’ve often wanted to share some of the things we do with Technology and Apple at Glasshouse and on Friday 19th of May 2017 I  had an opportunity to present some of what we’ve done with Apple at our College.

This is the second event we have done like this and I hope to do more in the future.

Speakers Include:

  • Roland, Josh and Rob from Glasshouse,
  • Vasco from Jamf,
  • Harold from CompNow
  • Dave Wells from Apple

Glasshouse IT Managers Event

Most of the Managers present were from the Sunshine Coast.

Glasshouse Tecnology Showcase 2017

CompNow have been our provider for many years and we have been more than happy with the service they give us.

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Our Invitation

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AIS ICT Conference 2017: Reflections and Thoughts

An IT Managers Conference arranged by IT Managers for IT Managers.

I had an amazing time at the AIS/ICT Manager Conference in Canberra from the 3rd till the 4th of May 2017. This is my first AIS Canberra Conference and plan to go every year and apart from the Key Notes most of the presentations were given by IT Managers which I feel makes the event particularly helpful.

Day 1 – Pre Conference (3rd May)

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Day 2 – Thursday 4th May

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Day 3 – Friday 5th May

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My Sessions were as follows:

Pre Conference

  • 11:00 – 13:00 : Developing and Refining your ICT Strategy
  • 02:30 – 04:30 : Tour of Australian Institute of Sport
  • 19:00 – 22:00 : Dinner at the Canberra Portrait Gallery

Day 1

  • 11:00 – 12:00 : Rolling out a new Wireless Network  (Mitch Miller / Doug Price)
  • 12:15 – 13:15 : Architecture and Building Design – (Rory Chapman/ Kate Kirby)
  • 19:00 – 22:00 : Dinner at Parliament House Canberra

Day 2

  • 10:20 – 11:10 : Knowledge Management – (Brenton Harty)
  • 12:40 – 13:30 : Effective Communication / Decision Making – (Jenni-Lee Williams)
  • 02:35 – 03:05 : Final Keynote Summary
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Early Documentaries about Technology

Early Documentaries about Computers and Technology

I find myself in the curious position of having been around shortly after the technology began to speed up and I quite enjoy an occasional melancholy glance at our common history.

Introduction to the Internet video (1994)

The 90’s Tech – History Of Internet Documentary

1970s in Science and Technology | 1970’s Technology Documentary – Documentary Films

History of Personal Computers Part 1

History of Personal Computers Part 2

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Classic Macintosh Links

Classic Apple Macintosh Links I use very occasionally. I have an SE and a Classic

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ALL Staff Password change

Yesterday cyclon Debbie arrived in Queensland which coincided with our all staff password change.

No one likes being forced to change their passwords so I notified staff at devotions on Wednesday morning that their passwords would change before the holidays began and then on the same evening I sent out an all staff email letting them know that they would receive a SMS TXT in the morning with their new password and that after logging in they should change their password to one of their own choosing.

At about 6am we changed all the passwords and sent out a SMS message which included their new password, overall the password change process went smoothly, although there were some issues recognising all  0oOiIL characters.

Coincidentally school was cancelled for the day because of the rain and transport issues resulting from Cyclone Debbie and the message was relayed by both SMS Text and email which I suppose worked with us since we had sent out our TXT a few minutes bofono one who received and read the school cancellation message could suggest they had not received their password a few minutes earlier. (or if they claimed not to have received an SMS then the evidence of not reading the SMS Password and message would be arriving at the college before 8pm).

I feel a little better that passwords are more secure than they once were.

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What is AWS Disk (Import Export)

I certainly could have used AWS Disk recently when I needed to recover about 14 TB from Amazon Web Services but unfortunately because of the storage I was using the Disk Export Import option was not available to me.

Here is some information about Amazon Disk in case you ever need it.

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Exetel Fibre Upgrade to 500 Mbps

For the past 2 years our College has enjoyed a 200 Mbps unlimited fibre connect and it was a delight to upgrade this link very recently to 500 Mbps unlimited data.

I can honestly say I have never had any issues with our data connection and that I never had reason to wonder if we are receiving the full 200 Mbps, peak and off peak I have received the full 200 Mbps whenever we have needed it.

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Post Upgrade Feedback

One month in:  July 5th 2017,  We’ve had our 500 / 500 Mbps connection for a month now and I’m very happy to report we’ve not had any problems. – It just works!

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