Category Archives: Cloud General

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 … Read more

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