Initiate

Background

The purpose of this project is to develop better log storage and processing, working alongside CIS and other parties to develop common working practice. There is also a requirement to maintain historical records of domain controller logs. The project also includes analysis of third party solutions to manage logs.

Scope

The logs designated as in scope for this project are detailed below.

* Central authorisation service LDAP logs

* EASE Kerberos KDC logs

* EASE cosign logs

* EASE weblogin service apache logs

Document Approvals

Name Project Role Date Signed Off
Graeme Wood Project Sponsor (Head, ITI Enterprise Services)  
Kirsty Waddell Project Manager  
Kenneth McDonald Senior Supplier (ENT Unix Services Team Leader)  
Martin Campbell

Regulators of Senescence

Rationale for the assay

Senescence is a cellular fail safe response in order to clear or eliminate potential harmful cells. Senescent cells present permanent cell cycle arrest, activation of the tumour suppressor pathways p53-p21 and p16-Rb, altered metabolism reflected in the Senescence Associated b-galactosidase activity, altered chromatin and the activation of a specific proinlammatory secretome termed the Senescence Associated Secretory Phenotype (SASP). During aging, senescent cells are accumulated and disrupt tissue function.

In the first year of the Innovation programme, we secured some funds to look at the future of the Projects Website.  We narrowed our focus to the project and programme management tool Microsoft Project Online for two reasons.  Firstly, licensing for this product is included in the O365 agreement, therefore it is accessible to all staff and students.  Secondly, other staff in the University have started to look at it for managing their projects, and we thought it important to provide leadership to reduce the risk of fragmented project management practices.

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
May 2017 RED 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0

There is a well-known saying that images speak louder than words, and it is easy to understand why!  We don’t have the time or desire to read long paragraphs of text, and when we do we find it hard to recall the key messages.  Pictures capture our interest, they are easier to remember and can be used to tell a story which would take many words to describe.  Whilst we all know this to be true, we often rely on less visual communications for key messages about our services and our projects.  Social media is a great example of using images to successfully engage large groups of people.

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
May 2017 AMBER 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0

Project Services have been developing our knowledge and understanding of managing benefits, a critical element of selecting and delivering successful projects.  It is important that we have one approach to managing benefits at the University which can be scaled from major initiatives like Service Excellence through to small projects such as a software enhancement, making it easier to understand and follow the process, promoting consistent use of measures and enabling us to compare and contrast initiatives across the University. 

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
May 2017 AMBER 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0

Overview to be provided.

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
January 2018 AMBER 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0

PXE (or network) boot will allow users to build their own systems withOUT the need to use USB media or wait for local or Information Services staff to attend. Centrally provisioned boot media will guarantee utilisation of the latest version of the boot image and will include all of the drivers for the range of Select devices that are supported. This should reduce the number of incidents coming to the Helpdesk caused by the wrong version of the media as well as reduce the support outlay caused by maintaining a number of USB boot sticks.