IMPORTANT NOTICE

At the LMN AGM on 20th March 2019, LMN members agreed to transfer
LMN's activities to the UCISA London Group.

To see the details of the UCISA London Group, with
details of previous activities and forthcoming meetings, follow the link below.

https://www.ucisa.ac.uk/groups/london


GAP ANALYSIS

GAP ANALYSIS OF THE MARKET FOR LMN SERVICES

In October 2013, LMN commissioned a gap analysis from industry experts Curtis + Cartwright Consulting Ltd to help us understand from our members what services they would find useful and what gaps there were in the provision of such services. The information will be used to establish the scope of the future role of LMN.

An online survey was sent out to members, and we got 34 useful responses back, 25 from HE, five from FE and the rest from HE/FE colleges.

Two-thirds of respondents believe there is space for a redefined LMN, taking on the key role of representing the community with JANET and other industry groups, as well as offering training and networking opportunities and support on joint procurement and shared services.

While these roles/services are not London-specific, they are made easier by the close physical proximity of the participants.

The overall message from the research is that there is a need for LMN and the goodwill in the HE/FE IT community to support a reinvigorated organisation that lobbies on members’ behalf, offers relevant training and opportunities for networking and supports institutions in their quest to offer shared services – and that members would be prepared to pay for this support.