Cloud solutions: risk or reward?

A session at JISC Conference 2011

Tuesday 15th March, 2011

11:30am to 12:30pm

In these rapidly changing times, the cloud is seen as a solution for many of the challenges facing both industry and education. Cloud is proposed as a mechanism to move IT provision from product to service, and from Capital expenditure to Operational Expenditure, whilst enabling institutions to concentrate on delivering core activities.

The cloud, however, also carries with it new risks, placing new tensions on IT provision and frequently requiring new ways of working. This session will look at the issues and opportunities for institutions as they consider cloud adoption in the service, enterprise and research arenas. Topics to be covered include:

  • Opportunities for organisations to exploit the potential benefits of linking costs and usage, through cloud solutions
  • The cloud to support research management – using the example of Newcastle University to show how a cloud platform can support a range of research activities.
  • Using the cloud for enterprise needs;
  • Major issues for institutions migrating to cloud provision;
  • Using a brokerage to assist cloud adoption, create efficiencies and mitigate risks

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Time 11:30am12:30pm GMT

Date Tue 15th March 2011

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