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Important changes to Janet Certificate Service

Since the launch of the Janet Certificate Service in 2009, over 21,000 certificates have been issued to UK research and education organisations.

Over this time, we have continued to make enhancements to ensure it offers our community the best level of service, Recently, this has included the implementation of an additional security measure, Domain Control Validation, and the ability to use our certificates on systems conducting financial transactions.

New Videoconferencing Content Directory website

The VC Content Directory website

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new VC Content Directory website.

The new website is a dedicated resource for all teaching staff that showcases sessions available from Janet registered Content Providers. The functionality of this dynamic website makes it easier for you to search for sessions by subject, key stage or by content provider. You can also set up tailored RSS feeds and find out about upcoming sessions.

Researchers to benefit from new cloud platform

Researchers to benefit from new cloud platformThe University of Leicester today announced the launch of a new cloud platform that will allow its researchers to collaborate more effectively and efficiently.

Mary Visser, Director of IT Services at the University of Leicester said:
‘‘We are hoping that Intelligus will help our research communities collaborate, exchange ideas and share information in new ways that work for them.”

Janet helps institutions move to Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft collaboration

Janet is helping the sector harness the benefits of cloud-based Microsoft Office 365 for Education (Office 365), through initial legal support and by agreeing a customised set of licensing documents with Microsoft, saving the sector time and money.

A number of universities have worked with Janet in the production of this pack, which is being made available to the HE and FE sector.  This will help those in the sector move to collaborative cloud services for staff, student and alumni, for email, document storage and calendars.

New Finance Director joins Janet

Janet is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Wright (FCA MBA BSc) as the new Finance Director from 1 August 2012.

Tim Marshall, CEO of Janet said, “We welcome Mark from a university with a reputation for world class research and teaching and previously the commercial environment of Jaguar and high growth companies such as Specialist Computer Centres Ltd. This broad range experience will be invaluable as Janet develops its business to meet the changing requirement of global research and education.”