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Resellers eye up £60m-a-year UK uni software deals

The Southern University Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) has issued a tender to resellers for a software framework worth an estimated £60m a year. SUPC is the largest of the UK's six higher education procurement organisations and includes 117 member colleges and institutions that stump up its funding. Resellers were last week …
Paul Kunert, 25 Sep 2012

Janet 3G to go live in June

Janet (UK), the organisation responsible for the UK's higher education and research network, has announced that a new high capacity data service for universities and colleges will be launched in June 2011. Known as Janet 3G, the service will be provided by communications company aql, and has been developed to provide a range …
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UK universities being broken by border control measures

Updated The law of unintended consequences has arrived in full force on British campuses, as government policies designed to control immigration turn academic staff into state informers and impose draconian surveillance on UK students and academics. That is the conclusion of a report out this week from the Manifesto Club entitled …
Jane Fae , 12 Feb 2010
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IBM lands 25 teraflop iDataplex cluster in Bluegrass State

IBM has signed up another customer for its iDataplex super-dense x64 rack servers, this time landing the University of Louisville in Kentucky, which has bought a 25 teraflops cluster of these funky machines. The cluster - which is nicknamed Cardinal after the school mascot - will be configured with 5.2 TB of main memory and …
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College IT departments told to deploy anti-terror dragnet

The government has told colleges to monitor web browsing for Islamic extremist sites and report students to police, drawing criticism from union chiefs that it could alienate muslim communities. The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) released a "toolkit" yesterday calling on IT departments to "prevent …
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Mozilla dishes up teasers for concept browser

Mozilla Labs is inviting industry wonks, higher education types and ordinary bods to contribute ideas on its new concept browser, Aurora. The outfit behind popular open source browser Firefox wants people to get involved in its “Concept Series” project, looking at shaping the future design of web technologies. Mozilla Labs …
Kelly Fiveash, 7 Aug 2008
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Stone catches fallen Rock

Stone Group, reseller to the public sector, has bought high-end laptop maker Rock Group which went into administration earlier this month. Staffs-based Stone will keep the Rock brand and its focus on high-end laptops and games machines. Stone will hope to sell more of these machines to its traditional public sector customers. …
John Oates, 21 May 2008

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