JISCMail to migrate to new platform

I see from Twitter that JISCMail announced that they have funding for another year which is a good thing (in the Sellars and Yeats sense). It does mention that they are migrating onto a new platform (though it is inferred keeping the current mail system) but does not mention what this might be.

The statement linked to is more than terse but I wait with interest to see what this new platform is and what it will do to “provide new benefits beyond JISCMail’s traditional boundaries”. I did hear mention of social networking in passing and integration with social networks was being discussed whilst I was there.

Further announcements to come…