The UJI migrates to the cloud

Thu, 24/02/2011

The UJI starts migration to the cloud through an agreement with Google which is pioneer among Spanish universities

The Universitat Jaume I has started today, 24 February 2011, an ambitious migration of most of its computer services on the Internet, in what is known as "migration to the cloud". This process will lead to significant improvements, including a wider availability of services from any device with access to the Internet. It will also open new paths for collaborative work, both internally and with external users. To carry out this process, the University has reached an agreement with Google to become the supplier of the UJI. With this agreement, the Jaume I turns into the first Spanish university to implement the entire suite of applications developed by Google for the education sector.

The migration of services to the cloud will be carried out gradually in a process that will extend into next year 2011/12. Google Docs UJI will be operative from today. It is an office suite which enables to work with most types of documents (text, spreadsheets, images...) directly from the Internet and with the possibility to share them with other people. Other services will be gradually implemented. The university community will be properly informed about them. The Governing Council from the UJI believes that these new tools will help to improve the work efficiency of the university community and will place again the UJI at the technological forefront.

To access these new applications, simply connect from http://google.uji.es using your UJI username and password. The first time a user accesses this page, he or she must accept the conditions of use which have been reviewed by the University Legal Department according to the agreement signed between UJI and Google. To take full advantage of the new opportunities these tools offer, the Google Apps UJI access page provides access to different manuals and tutorials, which will be supplemented with specific training for the university community members.

Contact information:


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Universitat Jaume I. UJI.
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