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09/26/2018 - 12:32
FOCUS – Register for our Belnet Networking Conference 2018!
A varied programme with a festive touch
Our annual Belnet Networking Conference (BNC) will take place on Thursday October 18th. We look forward to welcoming you again at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in the heart of Brussels. As usual, you can attend inspiring presentations and meet your colleagues in an informal setting. Moreover, this year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Belnet,...
09/26/2018 - 11:29
SURVEY - Long Term Preservation
Let us know the needs of your organisation
  Most institutions are working with a huge amount of data. It is important to preserve this data for a long time as some of this data is considered as heritage. That's why it might be interesting to look further than a normal storage solution. A platform to preserve (digitized) data for the (very) long time with regards to confidentiality,...
09/24/2018 - 15:51
Reminder - FileSender
Make the best use of the new version
On August 30th, we migrated to a new version of FileSender. This transition has gone smoothly so you can now enjoy the many benefits that this version brings, such as sending files of 200 GB. If your organization is a member of the Belnet R&E Federation, you can connect to the FileSender platform:https://filesender.belnet.be. Upload until 100...
09/19/2018 - 11:37
FOCUS - Take part in the national cybersecurity campaign
The importance of updates and back-ups
For the 4th time already, the Centre for Cyber Security Belgium (CCB) and the Cyber Security Coalition are launching a national cybersecurity awareness campaign. This year’s campaign will be launched on 1st of October 2018 and aims to encourage all internet users to update software and regularly to back up important files. The campaign will run...
09/14/2018 - 12:35
FOCUS - Internet usage at Belgian universities increases exponentially
53 petabyte of data used during last academic year
The start of the new academic year is causing a peak in the traffic on our network that is generated by universities and colleges of higher education. It is typically very high in October and November and sees a decline during the holiday periods. Furthermore, we notice that the internet usage in higher education institutions increases each year....
08/31/2018 - 15:57
Looking back at 25 years of Belnet
Read the article in Science Connection
The Federal Science Policy (Belspo) - to which Belnet belongs - recently published a contribution on the 25th anniversary of our organization in its magazine "Science Connection". Jan Torreele, director of Belnet, looks back on the pioneering role that Belnet played in the early 90s and never abandoned. Belnet's challenge in the initial years was...
08/27/2018 - 14:31
UPDATE - FileSender
The migration to the new version of FileSender will take place on the 30th of August
As we already announced, we will migrate to the new version of the FileSender service. This migration will take place on Thursday, 30th of August 30th. What impact on your sharing files application: - From 30th of August, all files still on the old platform will be lost. This is why we invite you to take the necessary precautions to avoid any...

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