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Cloud and Data Centre Framework

Cloud computing and the co-location of systems and services for data storage can help institutions drive down costs and drive up performance. Jisc provides advice and guidance on selecting solutions and suppliers of cloud and data centre services.

Managing university performance: is there a better way?

Treating professionals as stewards of their disciplines and setting clear goals can both contribute to effective performance.

DARE – Digital Academic Records Exchange

Secure online delivery of degree certificates, transcripts, Higher Education Achievement Reports (HEAR) and other student data. A Digitary service hosted at ULCC.
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Data capability toolkit

This toolkit outlines a process to guide higher education data collectors and providers through an assessment of data management maturity and the development of an improvement plan to achieve the benefits of operating at a higher maturity level and mitigate the risks of doing nothing.
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New toolkit aims to reduce data duplication

The Higher Education Data & Information Improvement Programme (HEDIIP) has published a data capability toolkit, which aims to help higher education professionals improve the foundational aspects of data management and governance. The toolkit allows institutions to develop an improvement plan with anticipated benefits including the reduction of data duplication.
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The risks and challenges around large investment, transformation and change programmes in higher education

This document highlights the key issues and risks institutions should consider in managing institutional change and investment programmes and the sorts of questions non-executives should be asking. It is part of a series of documents around the theme of managing risk in higher education, each one focusing on different issues [registration required].

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.

A guide to evidencing the benefits of business process improvement – University of Strathclyde

This guide describes how higher education institutions can evidence benefits of business process improvement. It outlines how to quantify benefits throughout a typical project life-cycle for process redesign / process modelling activities and demonstrates how to gather, record and communicate the information to allow for more accurate reporting of a project's impact.

G-Cloud: universities can use new online marketplace

G-Cloud is a UK Government initiative to encourage the adoption of Cloud Services across the whole of the Public Sector as well as the higher education sector. It aims to simplify how the Public Sector buys and delivers services by creating a marketplace of pay-as-you-go commodity services that can be easily scaled up or down, based on the changing needs of an organisation and its users.

Procurement as a strategic asset – report for Efficiency Exchange – July 2013

Report commissioned by the Efficiency Exchange to gather material to showcase the strategic value of procurement to the sector and how it can raise its profile, especially at senior leadership levels.