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Cloud General Strategy

The Cloud, do the benefits outweigh the challenges?

“Cloud technology and services create some challenges, but certainly present great opportunities in education.” John Cartwright – UCISA There is no doubt that education is moving onto the cloud, the benefits are huge, but you need to recognise that one size does not fit all. You need to know about the potential disadvantages so that […]

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Budget Cloud General

What does it cost to migrate apps to the cloud?

You might see moving apps to the public cloud as a way to cut costs. A carefully planned migration will, of course, save you money but beware! You might find that the move is an expensive experience which leads to increased costs down the line. Make sure that you don’t fail to identify which applications will […]

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Cloud General Data Centre

Why does a Chapel stand firm at the centre of the Northern Powerhouse?

  Salem Chapel in Leeds was established in 1791 as a Dissenting chapel in opposition to the Church of England and has been a vital part of the city’s community for more than three centuries. The 19th century saw Leeds become an industrial powerhouse and in 1822 Joshua Tetley built a brewery meters from Salem […]

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Budget Cloud General Strategy

Top 10 facts you need to know about cloud economics

Cloud’s economic model is unique. Whether you are a cloud sceptic following a cloud-first mandate or are completely bought-in to the promise of agile infrastructures you must understand the sometimes counterintuitive cloud economics.  Whatever you are concentrating on you will almost certainly have to justify to your CFO the increase in Cloud spending. While the better speed […]

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Cloud General Strategy

7 ways to implement a cloud disaster recovery strategy

  There’s a lot resting on a CIO’s shoulders when if comes to disaster recovery (DR) plans. Data is now a core asset so disaster recovery is no longer just about system recovery but also about data recovery. You will probably be surprised to hear that about 40% of organisations don’t have a disaster recovery […]

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AWS

Immerse yourself in AWS

The Cloud is becoming ever more central to all parts of higher and further education from central IT to research, teaching and learning. Amazon recognises that help is needed to find your most appropriate route through what can be a maze. AWS immersion days will show you best practices for deploying applications, optimising performance, monitoring cloud […]

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Cloud General Strategy

10 Mistakes to avoid when choosing a cloud

The benefits of moving to the cloud are compelling but with a new cloud infrastructure comes a new set of challenges and risks that require a new way of thinking. From the very start, you will need an in-depth understanding of the new mindset that cloud technologies demand. If you don’t learn quickly you may […]

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AWS Cloud General Data egress

What does data egress mean for higher education?

Researchers are beginning to rely on cloud computing to help them drive through breakthrough science projects and they need to be able to feel confident about how much this is going to cost. Amazon recognizes this and last March they offered a discount for qualified researchers when they are downloading or sharing data. Amazon have […]

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Cloud General Strategy

Have you got a hybrid cloud road-map?

Building a hybrid cloud road map Cloud is a hot commodity in the IT community just now and we are all thinking that we should be migrating all or some of our IT infrastructure. The environment is rapidly changing and hybrid cloud is all the rage. But it can be hard to put a long-term […]

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Cloud General Procurement

What benefit do I get from using Jisc procured services? 

What is procurement? It is vital that when you are planning any new capital expenditure you properly plan the procurement, the benefits of doing so are clear: All stakeholders will be included in the planning process and share the decision making It allows you to properly manage expectations on timescale and outcomes It will allow […]