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IT Newslett for Staff - Jan 2014
for Staff Jan 2014

Chat in a Secure Collaborative Environment

Lotus Sametime facilitates real time instant messaging amongst staff securely from within Lotus Notes.

Useful features include Availability status, One-to-One chat, Group chat, Save chat history and View chat history.

Watch how SAMETIME Chat works in this entertaining Youtube cartoon clip.

View the guide here >

Go Safe Online while Travelling

As many of us are almost inseparable from our mobile devices, we bring them along our travels as well.

IDA has shared some useful IT security tips and precautions on how to access the internet safely while you are on the road in this issue of "Go Safe Online" newsletter.

More cyber security tips can be found at


IDA Infocomm Security Awareness Survey

The annual Public Sector Infocomm Security Awareness Survey for FY2013 will be conducted in Jan 2014. Staff who are selected to participate in the survey will receive an email directly from IDA.

In Nov-Dec 2013, a total of 6 briefing session on IT Security Awareness were held. The notes are available here >


NPal2 Maintenance Schedule for Year 2014

Please note the dates of Scheduled NPal2 Maintenance for 2014. Details of the maintenance will be announced in the IT Newslett closer to the dates.

19 Jan 2014
6 Jul 2014
16 Feb 2014
3 Aug 2014
2 Mar 2014
21 Sep 2014
4 May 2014
12 Oct 2014
1 Jun 2014
2 Nov 2014
7 Dec 2014

System Maintenance Schedule for Jan 2014

Sat, 11 Jan 2014, 9am to 2pm

Staff email
During the maintenance, staff may experience occasional interruption when accessing NP email.


Sun, 19 Jan 2014, 9am to 9pm

NPal2 Campus Solutions maintenance
There will be a scheduled NPal2 system maintenance on Sunday, 19 Jan 2014, 9am to 9pm.

Campus Solutions will be unavailable during maintenance.

Financials, Human Capital Management and Learning Management sub-systems will remain accessible.


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

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