In order to minimize the risk to computing facilities during the strike action there will be a ‘change freeze’ for those computing systems managed by the School’s computing staff. This will be effective from Friday 23rd February to Wednesday 21st March (or the end of the industrial action).
Obviously there may be some business critical changes required – these will be referred to CEG (Computing Executive Group) for approval. Should all CEG members be on strike (or otherwise unavailable), Martin Wright will be consulted to determine the business criticality of any proposed change. He may chose to confer with others.
I hope that you understand and support my reasoning behind introducing this freeze.
Alastair Scobie (Head of Computing)