Category Archives: Cloud General

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 … Read more

Ignoring the cloud or not having a cloud strategy will not be an option for CIOs

Gartner (technology analysts) believe cloud-first in software design and planning is gradually being augmented or replaced by cloud-only and this applies to both private and hybrid cloud scenarios. ‘More leading-edge IT capabilities will be available only in the cloud, forcing reluctant organisations closer to cloud adoption’ – Yefim Natis, vice president and Gartner fellow These findings … Read more

From virtual reality field trips to interactive carpets – reporting from the Google in Education Summit

In June we hosted our first Google in Education Summit at the Jisc offices in London. This event brought together colleges and universities that use Google Apps for Education and related products to discuss their experiences, and how they would like to see Google for Education products develop. Senior staff from Google were on hand … Read more

Are you moving to the cloud

Are you moving to the cloud? It is becoming increasingly clear that moving to the cloud will bring significant benefits to institutions Overall cost reduction – pay at point of use can move expenditure from capex to opex Up-to-date, high quality ICT services – with rapid adoption of new services Services available any time any … Read more

AWS Summits

Cloud adoption and development is moving rapidly and radically changing how we ‘do’ IT. It’s important to keep at the cutting edge of what is going on; catching up takes a lot of time, effort and expense. This AWS summit is not targeted at an educational audience but it will be the ideal place to … Read more

Amazon and Microsoft waiver of data egress charges

Having predictability and stability in costs is one of the major challenges for researchers in adopting cloud services, so it’s welcome news that AWS is removing egress charges for academic customers. – Dan Perry, director of product and marketing at Jisc One specific area of interest is to make more use of Azure to support research and the … Read more