Category Archives: Microsoft

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 … Read more

Microsoft Education and Jisc GÉANT Launch Event

Microsoft and Jisc would like to invite you to an event at the Microsoft campus in Reading on 6th December 2017. This event will focus on The Journey to Digital Transformation, and celebrate the availability of Azure cloud services under a pan-European purchasing framework negotiated by GÉANT. As a response to disruptive sector changes and increased … 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

10 myths about cloud computing

10 myths about moving to the cloud busted … Being on the cloud will enhance your agility and give you cost savings and enhanced efficiency. But it is difficult recognising the fabrications that have grown up about the move. With help from Microsoft here are 10 myths busted to make you feel more confident with … Read more