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Shared services – Jisc shared data centre – case study – June 2015

Jisc has joined forces with Infinity SDC and six anchor tenants to provide a shared data centre for research and education. Potential benefits significant cost savings through aggregating requirements across tenants.

Shared services to enhance the student experience – Q+A panel debate 3 July

Shared services can deliver efficiencies, value-for-money and a better quality student experience – and yet they raise a number of issues. For example, “What...

HERBi shared services tool goes live

A web-based tool that allows higher education institutions to explore the quantitative and qualitative costs and benefits of sharing services is now live. Project manager Simon Perks tells us more about how HERBi can help you.

Shared Data Centre Space

Shared data centre space for research and education, connected by the high speed Janet network.
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Shared WiFi network reaches more than half a million devices in October

eduroam – the worldwide single sign-on secure network which provides WiFi connectivity access for education and research – reached more than 600,000 devices in the UK last month. The service, provided by Jisc, aims to save time for the individual and money for member organisations as users can connect to WiFi without needing to sort out guest credentials or change settings.
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N8 Research Partnership: making it easier to share equipment

Sarah Jackson, Director of the N8 Research Partnership, published her report on efficiencies in higher education earlier this year. We thought we’d catch up with her now that she’s gone back to her day job.

The future is global, collaborative and shared

New areas for collaboration across higher education have been identified in a report commissioned by Efficiency Exchange, which will be launched at an event at Loughborough University on 22 April.

Collaborative approaches to cost savings

Jisc's Martyn Harrow describes some key collaborative approaches to saving money, boosting efficiency and reducing risk in a blogpost for Universities Business.

Developing and supporting a sharing culture

Collaboration has led to efficiencies in areas such as procurement and shared services, but it can be a challenge to embed this culture. The University of Nottingham’s Paul Greatrix shares his experiences of a successful collaboration with the University of Birmingham.
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ESISS: sharing information security expertise

Universities reap the benefits when information security expertise is shared ‘by the sector for the sector’, reports Dr Andrew Rothwell of Loughborough University’s Centre for Global Sourcing and Services. He talks to Matthew Cook, Ian Griffiths and Peter Darby about the Education Shared Information Security Service (ESISS) as a shared service.