Jun 01 2015

6 Insights into Cloud Implementation on Campus

An IT expert from Montclair State University discusses how his school uses cloud services, and offers suggestions for institutions looking to migrate.

Colleges and universities have a lot to think about when it comes to the cloud.

EdTech: Focus on Higher Education explored the topic in a recorded webinar with Jeff Giacobbe, the associate vice president of enterprise technology services at Montclair State University, and Beth Bischoff, a cloud productivity solution architect with CDW.

In EdTech's webinar “Keeping Up with the Cloud,” Giacobbe explained how Monclair State approached the cloud and what other universities should do to prepare.

Listen to a few of Giacobbe’s remarks below before registering for the free recorded webinar.

While the cloud means many things to many people, those in the business of higher education mostly think of it as Software as a Service:

With proper preparation, users of the Canvas learning management system can experience seamless integration and an immediate return on investment:

Cloud benefits include reductions in management overhead, cost and staff resource requirements:

Each institution will have to evaluate which workloads should move to the cloud and which should stay on premises:

IT staff must recognize that free cloud services may not remain free down the line:

Higher ed institutions should plan exit strategies in case they need to switch between cloud providers or bring workloads in house:


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