ICT hosts first IT Matters seminar in May 2010

3 June 2010

The IT Matters seminar series commenced on Friday 28 May 2010 with over 50 attending the first session; iPhones - what you can and can't do.Geoffrey Brown, Director, ICT Faculty Services, formally opened the seminar series, saying, "There is an enormous array of technologies that impact the way people work in the University. This idea of IT Matters is about connecting people with various ways of using technology and communicating to form a better relationship."

Ben Drysdale, telecommunications expert on the ICT Helpdesk, shared his passion for iPhones with a 15 minute presentation to introduce the topic. His talk was pitched at novice users of the iPhone and covered topics such as using your iPhone in the University environment, accessing Sydney Mobile, and the future of iPhones in education. Question time followed and the highlights of the seminar are available on the IT Matters area on IT Assist.

The session was moderated by Anita Hoving, Manager, ICT Training, who kept question time flowing and the audience amused. The audience responded with a range of questions, from complex queries about networks and interfacing iPhones with WebCT to whether staff should use international roaming on their phones when travelling overseas. Answers were provided by ICT experts including Steve Junor, Manager, Voice Communications, Geoffrey Brown and Ben Drysdale.

The session ended on a high note with much anticipation for future sessions. The audience were asked to complete an evaluation form and ICT will be in contact with the winner of the prize draw which was open to those who submitted their evaluations.

The next IT Matters session will be held on Tuesday 29 June 2010 and is titled 'Staying connected: accessing your work when you're away from the University.' For more information about the next session or to register, visit the ICT events page.

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