May 15 2015

6 Benefits and Considerations for Universities Switching to the Cloud

A CDW cloud solutions expert says flexibility, cost savings and other perks make cloud migration a tempting choice for colleges and universities.

For higher ed institutions, migrating to the cloud brings both risk and reward.

EdTech: Focus on Higher Education delved into the weeds of the issue in a recorded panel discussion 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 CDW’s webinar “Keeping Up with the Cloud,” Bischoff outlined top cloud advantages, as well as important considerations for universities on the verge of implementation.

Listen to highlights from her presentation, then register for the free recorded webinar.


Cost savings, increased storage, mobility and other benefits drive cloud adoption:


Cloud solutions let universities shift their attention from maintaining IT infrastructure to addressing staff’s and students’ needs:


Should litigation arise, cloud technology not only facilitates e-discovery but also lets universities delegate the task to the legal team, rather than to IT:


Unlimited cloud storage has eliminated the need to keep documents on-premises:


When a university moves its email to the cloud, both its current and future email infrastructure influence the migration path:


Migration isn’t free, but the cost is small compared with that of on-premises storage:

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