News - SURF is challenging suppliers to show educational institutions how their products contribute to the approach of a modular digital learning environment. Suppliers can pilot in the SURF demo environment. This environment enables standards and the exchange of data between applications to be tested. Submit a pilot proposal by 1 May.
News - The SURF Legal Standards Framework was amended in October 2016. A number of legal documents were incorporated into the Framework in an annex. The Framework was also made clearer. Practical guides are now provided on various topics. Due to numerous requests, the document and its annexes are now also available in English.
News - To ensure that educational and research institutions can continue their legitimate use of virtualisation products and user profile management tools, SURFmarket began a European tender procedure, which has since been published.
News - The timeline within the 2017 European telephony tender launched by SURFmarket for educational institutions has been slightly adjusted. This process involves representatives from various education sectors.
News - The EU and the United States have reached a new agreement on the exchange of data (personal data). The so-called Privacy Shield was approved by the European Commission on 12 July and has come into force immediately. The Privacy Shield is the successor to Safe Harbor, which was declared invalid in October 2015.
News - SURFmarket is launching a European tender to ensure that education and research institutions can continue their legitimate use of the virtualisation products VMWare and Citrix and RES user profile management tools. A survey of participating institutions is currently under way.
News - SURFmarket’s 2017 European tender for telephony follows the planning and strategy of the 2017 public tender for telephony. We are assembling two focus groups for procurement and technology, consisting of representatives of educational institutions and SURF.
News - As part of the SURF Web hosting cloud project, institutions and SURF will work together on the joint creation of a secure, high-quality web environment. The institutions have accepted SURF's proposed purchasing process, and in future will purchase web hosting services via an agreement with SURFmarket.
News - As education and research institutions are excluded from participating in the ‘OT2017’ public tender for telephony, SURFmarket is launching a European tender for these institutions. They have the opportunity to make their requirements and wishes for this tender known before the tender documents are published.
News - SURF's offices in Utrecht will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and 1 January. Our offices close at 4 PM on 24 and 31 December. SURF's offices in Amsterdam will be closed from 25 December until 1 January 2016. SURF wishes you happy holidays and an inspiring 2016!
News - The Court of Justice of the European Union recently struck down the Safe Harbor agreement. As a result, US-based companies can no longer guarantee that data will be adequately protected under Safe Harbor. This development is set to affect both the SURF organisation and its individual members.