Higher Education and Cloud: What Are the Challenges?
|A complex mix of funding schemes, applications, users, devices and more all conspire to make managing IT in today’s higher education environments more of an art than a science. Faced with the need to provide more services, to more constituencies more securely and cost-effectively, institutions increasingly turning to cloud solutions.
Higher education is quickly migrating to the cloud for a range of applications, from student recruiting and talent management to administration and fundraising. In fact, a recent survey found that 81% of North American higher education institutions plan to increase spending on cloud computing in 2017, and 60% plan to double their cloud usage within the next five years.
For the most part, the reasons for this mass cloud migration echo those of other industries, including the need to offload IT management and maintenance, respond more rapidly to institutional needs and better utilize technology for strategic decision-making. But in higher education, the cloud can also help universities overcome unique challenges, including:
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