Categories
Service announcements

Microsoft Teams Phone System with Jisc SBC

With Jisc’s Session Border Controller service now being in full production lets talk about how using Jisc’s SBC and Teams Phone System can provide cost savings and increased productivity. As the usage of Microsoft Teams increases in educational establishments we here at Jisc Cloud are seeing more and more demand for moving telephone systems into […]

Categories
Cloud advice

Dynamic Groups + Group Based Licensing

Automate automate automate, that should be part of my job title. In this post I’m going to talk about a lesser known feature of Azure AD, which is now available to anyone with A3/E3 or above, group based licensing. With Microsoft’s retirement of the AzureAD and MSOL modules (replaced with MSGraph) you will need to […]

Categories
Service announcements

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 […]

Categories
Service announcements

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 […]

Categories
Cloud advice

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 […]

Categories
Service announcements

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 […]

Categories
Service announcements

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 […]

Categories
News

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 […]

Categories
News

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) […]

Categories
News

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 […]