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Jisc Public Cloud Survey

Fifteen months since the launch of the OCRE Cloud Framework, we’ve passed the one hundered call-off contracts milestone, signed with the suppliers on the framework. The projected saving to the sector so far is more than £8M over the term of the framework. In order for us to understand our members requirements to better support […]

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OCRE funding opportunities for research projects

The OCRE Cloud Framework was launched at the beginning of 2021. It is an OJEU-compliant procurement framework, created by GÉANT and forms part of the wider Open Clouds for Research Environments (OCRE) project. It provides a more efficient way to buy public cloud services for education and research. To encourage the adoption of the OCRE […]

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Ransomware – a clear and present danger

I am hearing increasing reports of UK academic institutions suffering from ramsomware attacks. These are now happening much more frequently than in the past and the consequences, in some cases at least, can be devastating. It is no longer a question of if you will be attacked but when you will be attacked and how […]

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OCRE Cloud Framework – one year on

The OCRE (Open Clouds for Research Environments) Cloud Framework was launched a year ago, with the aim of accelerating cloud service adoption by bringing together the research and education community with providers, via ready-to-use service agreements. The first twelve months of the framework have been a great success in the UK, with over 150 expressions […]

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Jisc partners with RONIN to help UK research

Who is this blog post for? Researchers, Research Leads and Coordinators, Heads of Research, Research Software Engineers. Why do we think it is important? RONIN simplifies the use of AWS for research, enabling the configuration of cloud compute and storage to assist in performing analysis and computation. How will you benefit? By buying RONIN and […]

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AWS IDC report: Cloud powers faster, more collaborative research

AWS have partnered with IDC to deliver an ‘industry spotlight’ report looking at how public cloud can support academic research. The report is entitled Cloud Powering Faster, Greener, and more Collaborative and is available for download from the AWS website. Academic research is radically changing, and teams need to become faster and more efficient to […]

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Jisc Cloud partner news and events

AWS News On Demand Webinars Getting Started with the AWS Cloud Essentials I On Demand (70 minutes) Securing Your AWS Cloud I On Demand (90 minutes) Machine Learning Basics I On-Demand (90 minutes) How Amazon SageMaker Can Help I On Demand (60 minutes) Strategies and Tools to Perform Large-Scale Migrations I On Demand (90 minutes) […]

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A new multi-supplier Janet txt framework

Janet txt is a Short Messaging Service, established in 2007 in response to demand from the Jisc community. It is well used, especially during the Covid pandemic.The service enables operators within each user organisation to manipulate text messages and send them to designated users. It is a key communication tool for our members to engage […]

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EOSC activities update and UK engagement

This guest blog post by Dale Robertson was first published on Jisc’s Research blog. Introduction The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is a European Commission (EC) initiative to support the development of open science and the digital transformation of research in Europe and further afield. Now in its implementation phase, it aims to develop a “web” of […]

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Easily secure your application with Jisc’s Managed Website Protection

A recording of the recent session run by Paul Martin of Fortinet at the Jisc Security Conference. The session covers Jisc’s Managed Website Protection service and how that helps institutions and organizations mitigate against the evolving security threat landscape.