Discover and share good practice for smarter working universities



Jisc is the not-for-profit organisation that provides digital services and solutions for the UK’s higher education, further education and skills sectors. We are one of the four partners that run Efficiency Exchange. Our core activities include:

  •         developing and managing shared infrastructure such as the high-speed Janet network and many shared services,
  •         negotiating sector-wide deals with IT vendors and commercial publishers;
  •         providing trusted advice and practical assistance.

We also operate the UK’s largest cost sharing group. This alone saves its 260 members around £2m each year. In all, we save our subscribers £200m per year in cost and efficiency savings.

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Amazon Web Services via Janet network

Provides improved connectivity and reduced bandwidth charges for Janet members connecting to the AWS cloud.

Looking to other sectors where technology is delivering efficiency

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