QUDIT is exploring new initiatives to expand services in the higher education and research sectors. It was identified QUDIT members would benefit from collaborating on cloud adoption matters and the QUDIT directors supported running a workshop on the topic in May 2018.
QUDIT member organisations that partook in the workshop included Australian Catholic University, Central Queensland University, Griffith University, James Cook University, Southern Cross University, Queensland University of Technology, The University of Queensland and University of Southern Queensland.
The workshop entailed a discussion forum on participating universities’ strategy in relation to the adoption of cloud computing, maturity regarding cost analysis and cloud risks. AWS and AZURE provided talks on cloud services and customer support. MOQdigital shared experiences with the group regarding the deployment and integration of cloud services with customer systems.
The group accepted the NIST definition to characterize cloud computing services. Common difficulties and issues were debated.
The successful workshop led to participants recognising collaboration between the QUDIT member organisations would be beneficial. A secure space for collaboration, capturing of opportunities and sharing of information about the cloud have been generated for the group.