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Cloud partnering update

The last 12 months have seen the Jisc Cloud Solutions team enhancing our existing cloud partnerships and establishing new ones. At Jisc, we exist to help our members and customers get the most from technology, including public cloud, and our partnerships with the major cloud providers are a key part of us being able to […]

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Jisc onboards 1st AWS OGVA customer

Jisc is delighted to announce University of Dundee as our first AWS One Government Value Agreement (OGVA) customer. OGVA is a memorandum of understanding between AWS and Crown Commercial Services intended to help UK public sector customers to accelerate their use of and derive greater value from AWS Cloud services. It is available for use […]

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Jisc joins Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program & Google for Education Partner Program to resell Google services

We are proud to announce Jisc is now a Google Cloud partner in the Partner Advantage Program, as well as a Google for Education partner, adding Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and G Suite Enterprise for Education (GSEfE) to our Cloud Solutions portfolio. This enhances our current portfolio of cloud consultancy, professional services and managed services […]

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Jisc secures the UK AWS reseller position on GÉANT’s OCRE Cloud Framework

The GÉANT Open Clouds for Research Environments (OCRE) project aims to accelerate cloud adoption in the European research community by bringing together cloud providers, Earth Observation organisations and the research and education community. The new OCRE Cloud Framework is now live, replacing the current GÉANT IAAS Framework. The new framework has just one reseller per […]

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A new way for the UK public sector to buy AWS at a discount – the One Government Value Agreement (OGVA)

AWS have recently announced a memorandum of understanding with Crown Commercial Services, called the One Government Value Agreement (OGVA). OGVA is intended to help UK public sector customers to accelerate their use of and derive greater value from AWS Cloud services. It is available for use by any UK public sector organisation (as defined in […]

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AWS Partner Guided Onboard (GO) Program

We are excited to announce that we are part of the AWS Partner Guided Onboard (GO) Program! As part of our partnership with AWS we are now able to offer financial and practical support for a range of guided onboarding activities to support members and customers in their early use of AWS cloud technologies. The […]

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Cloud advice

The Capex to Opex Shift

Despite all the benefits of cloud, we often hear concerns about cloud. These generally fall into the following 6 categories which can be addressed with skills/knowledge or processes, be that creating or updating. One concern within Business is the capex to opex shift. Whilst on premise kit is treated as capex because they are owned […]

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Digital Economics

This week I presented at the UCISA IG19 conference about ‘Quantifying the value and cost of cloud’, a session to support your digital strategy, increase your financial knowledge and understand the value-based business case. I also introduced ‘digital economics’; seeing the bigger picture of how technology can enable businesses transform, not just cut costs but […]