The Impact of Cloud Computing on The Education Sector

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The Impact of Cloud Computing on The Education Sector

Embracing visualization / cloud computing is one of the biggest requirements for almost every public and private sector, provided one understands how this remarkable setup is benefiting each industry and how it will be the core operating base for the entire market in the near future. The evolving technological environments at job places, Internet and almost every other aspect of our lives has lead to schools and other learning institutes think along the lines of enhancing their curriculum with education on latest technologies, software, hardware and IT services. However, IT enhancements lead to convergence and integration complexities in self managed networks. Well, what could be a better solution that a managed network services provider that either handles a private cloud of individually outsourced services as per requirement.
 
Every institute has a different way of education delivery so the requirements vary accordingly. Prominent methods include training via online video conferences, training through video recordings and CD’s, education via online classrooms, education via hosted applications and software and several other methods that require 100% reliability, stable bandwidth consumption and resource utilization. One of the biggest crunches faced by schools is the budget allocation for IT expenses so the best solution in such conditions is a managed network that not only provides 100% up time but also guarantees scalability, yet proving to be an affordable cost effective strategy.
 
Another big problem faced by schools is storage i.e. data based issues due to restricted server space but increasing number of students and their increasing requirements for storing assignments related files.
Some of the files get duplicated and sometimes, the space is consumed by students’ personal data as well including various games, movies and other multimedia files. There is no or very less control over such issues, which is why a managed network provider can prove to be the most suitable solution in such cases. Moreover, there is a latest trend of student libraries going digital and that requires huge amount of space allocation along with a room for further enhancement. A trusted technology partner can not only handle the extra storage requirements but also prevent the school from investing in enhancing their servers’ capacity.
 
Security is another big concern that an institute might have because they need to make sure students are able to continue their education seamlessly. Some of the schools running smooth operations via on a managed network program include East Sussex Schools, University of East Anglia, Cardiff University and Bangor University.
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This article was published on 2011/12/10