Cloud community groups

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    Janet

    The Community group for the Jisc Assent Service launched on 25 March 2015

    Jisc, as the service operator, will post things on here relevant to the service but as the website name suggests this is also a space for those interested in the Jisc Assent service and the Moonshot technology to comment on, provide feedback and contribute to anything related.

     

    Assent Service Information page visit here

    Assent Video here

    Moonshot wiki - Information on infrastructure...

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    Janet

    This is a place to discuss Jisc Cloud Services and related topics, including cloud storage and research data management, amongst other things.

    Jisc's cloud blog post is available at:

    https://cloud.jiscinvolve.org/wp/

    There you can read about whether cloud benefits outweigh the challenges and what it costs to migrate apps to the cloud.

    CESG has some useful documents on Cloud security guidance and best practice - just follow the link https://www.cesg.gov.uk/cloud-...

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    Community

    Jisc, working closely with two sets of Anchor Tenants, have set up two single supplier framework agreements for the detailed design, supply, installation, configuration, commissioning and maintenance of shared datacentre facilities.

    Our first shared data centre framework was established in  July 2014 and covers a shared data centre in the south of England.  The shared data centre is located in Slough and is operated by Jisc's partner VIRTUS.

    Our second...

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    Janet

    Jisc carried out due diligence in reviewing the Google Apps for Education (now G Suite) agreement, and highlighted some areas which may warrant further consideration by organisations preparing to use the agreement, to ensure they fully understand their implications and that the contract still meets their requirements. 

     

    In conjunction with Google and our legal advisers, Jisc prepared Guidance Notes to draw attention to these areas covering among many others: data...

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    Janet

    Jisc negotiated changes to Microsoft's standard Office 365 Agreement in order to secure an enhanced position for the benefit of institutions wishing to procure Office 365.

    The negotiated amendments cover areas including:

    Standard liability

    Privacy and security measures

    Clarification of jurisdiction and legal precedence, etc.

    Jisc's legal adviser carries out a yearly review of Microsoft's Online Service Terms (OSTs).

    Please note that in order to...

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    Community

    File Sync and Share

    Please be aware that this service ended on 10 July 2016 and is now closed to new purchases. Any agreements that were set up under the framework prior to the expiry date, will continue until their agreed end date.

    We’re currently gathering requirements for a replacement service that reflects users’ changing requirements: Secure File Sync & Collaboration service

    It would be really helpful if you could let us know what aspects of the...