Edinburgh Cityscope is an ambitious project to create a hub to act both as a repository, and as a source of open data related to Edinburgh. A central point for app developers to access and create apps, which will visualise the raw data and open up the city to us in new ways.
A team from our Project Services section are currently working with the Procurement Office to carry out a review of procurement practices for lower value purchases. They will be assessing the different processes in play, with a view to improving procedures and the guidance available to staff.
Newly employed staff at the University can now submit photographs electronically for their staff identity cards. Digital image submission already exists for students and this has now been extended to new employees.
The University will soon have an online contextual admissions checker for all students considering applying for an undergraduate degree programme. This will allow prospective applicants to check their eligibility for a contextual flag, which triggers additional consideration in the admissions process.
After signing up to UniDesk earlier this year, Edinburgh Napier University have now successfully gone live and are making use of they key modules available to them. Students and staff at Napier now have an efficient, up-to-date tool for logging and managing all their IT queries.
JIRA is used to track software bugs, and is also a tool for project management work flows and collaboration. As such, it is one of the key products used within the Applications Division, and allows other departments involved in projects to monitor and log issues as well.