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Janet North West Group Welcome to Janet North West; the Janet community in North West England. Here you can find out about: Getting help and support with your Janet connection and services. The Janet services and connectivity available to you. Your local Janet activities and events. You can also use this Group to: Get information and guidance about Janet’s services, policies, technology, etc. For example, you can ask about using Janet’s Frameworks or Brokerage service to save money, setting up Eduroam at your institution, upgrading your Janet connection or using the Janet videoconferencing service, as well as services in development. Help build good practice in your region by sharing your information and experiences with other group members. Build and co-ordinate regional collaborations and consortia that leverage the Janet infrastructure or services. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the Janet service or your connection, apart from fault reporting, please email or call your regional Account Manager.

Group administrators:

Reprocurement of the North West regional network

21 March 2014 at 1:43pm

The current Janet network in North West England will be replaced by July 2015. The new network is likely to remain in place for at least eight years and we would welcome your help in ensuring the network meets your current and future needs.

Opportunities specifically for colleges (includng FE, 6th Form and specialist institutions) local goverenment and schools with Janet connections, to meet and discuss their requirements with your Janet representatives have been arranged as follows:

      Date

Time

Location

Venue

  • Tuesday 8th April

11.00 – 14.00

Preston

University of Central Lancashire

  • Wednesday 9th April

11.00 – 14.00

Manchester

University of Manchester

  • Thursday 10th April

11.00 – 14.00

Liverpool

University of Liverpool

The meetings will include:

  • an overview of current plans and timetable for the reprocurement;
  • update on BIS-funded second connections and upgraded primary connections;
  • opportunities for organisations to discuss their specific requirements;

and a buffet lunch will be provided.

You can join the meeting at the time or location most convenient for you but please let us know which you will attend (reply to tim.robinson@ja.net  in the first instance), we will send you more specific joining details and a full agenda closer to the date.

Experience shows that the more accurately you can specify your future demand, the more cost-effective the procurement can be. Cost savings made at this stage will help maintain your services and provide the flexibility to meet your needs as they arise.

Please be assured, however, that Janet fully understands the difficulty of forecasting requirements accurately several years ahead. We will only use the information gathered at the meetings to inform the procurement of your new connection(s) and we expect Janet to continue to provide the flexibility to meet emerging needs.

We look forward to meeting you to discuss your requirements but if you are unable to join us for any reason please complete the short survey available via the link below to ensure you have a say in this important process. The survey will remain open until 12.00  Friday 11th April 2014.

Click the following link to access the survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SDFQXFM

Finally, of course, I would be happy to discuss your requirements with you on an individual basis. If you would like to meet please let me know so that we can schedule this into the process.

Tim Robinson

Service Manager – North West

Direct line:  0161 275 6051