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IT Newslett for Staff - Nov 2013
for Staff Nov 2013

Copyright and the Internet - Downloading materials from unauthorised sources on the Internet

Staff and students are reminded that downloading materials from unauthorised sources on the Internet may constitute a copyright infringement.

Under the Singapore Copyright Act, individuals, their supervisors, as well as the Polytechnic, will be liable for any infringement to the Act.

Anyone who needs to download or reproduce the material must seek the permission of the copyright owner.

More info can be found at the IPOS.

IT Security Awareness briefing

Once again, IT Security Awareness briefing is here!

Staff are required to attend the briefing at least once every 2 years and new staff should attend as soon as possible.

The briefing serves to refresh us of safe IT practices and NP's Acceptable Use Policy. The briefing also helps staff to prepare for the annual IDA Infocomm Security Survey FY 2013 in Jan 2014. IDA will email directly to selected NP staff.

Schedule of upcoming IT Security Awareness briefing

26 Nov 2013, Tue
27 Nov 2013, Wed
5 Dec 2013, Thu
6 Dec 2013, Fri
9 Dec 2013, Mon
11 Dec 2013, Wed

Book a date on your calendar and look out for our registration email!


Dispose your Computer and Portable Storage Media Securely

Do you know that data still resides on your computer and portable storage media, such as thumb drives and memory cards, after you delete the documents or files?

Personal identifiable information (PII), financial credentials and sensitive data can be easily recovered if they are not completely and securely removed.

If you need assistance to securely wipe out the work related confidential data on your computer or portable storage media, please write to


System Maintenance Schedule for Nov 2013

Sat, 9 Nov & 16 Nov 2013, 8am to 2pm

Network Maintenance
During the maintenance, users may experience momentarily slowness when accessing wireless network in campus.


Sat, 9 Nov 2013, 8am to 2pm

NP website, Staff portal and Student portal Maintenance
During the maintenance,

  • Users may experience momentarily slowness when accessing the following URLs:

  • Portal and Web Site owners will not be able to edit or delete content in the systems.


Sun, 17 Nov 2013

NPal2 HCM & FIN system maintenance
The following NPal2 services will be unavailable during the stated maintenance period below:

  • HCM, from 2pm to 4pm
  • FIN, from 9am to 9pm

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Please email to should you require further information or clarification.

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