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The way we work is changing and users may well find themselves needing to access School computing resources from their home or even from the far side of the world. Here is some guidance on how to go about this.
Before you start
It is vital to make sure that any data you access is secure.
The page on Guidance on data security summarises steps you must take if you handle any personal or sensitive data. It gives useful links to a number of pages prepared by Records Management which include information on the data Protection Act and the Freedom of Information Act. It also provides links to help you with data encryption and advice on anti-virus software. Please follow the advice on this page before proceeding any further.
Accessing Informatics computing resources from outside the University
For an introduction to the the various methods which can be used to access Informatics computing resources and guidance on which software packages are needed and how to install them, see Connecting from outside the University - an overview.
Both staffmail and Office365 provide remote access to email. See the mail page for further details of both systems.