Getting Smart: The Case for Cloud in Education

Remember textbooks: those heavy, constantly out-of-date, more than slightly frayed tomes of knowledge? They are increasingly becoming a thing of the past, along with the many other innovations thanks in large part to cloud computing.

Taking a step back, the concept of a “cloudy” tech has been part of the education industry for a number of years. Blackboard, for example, was ahead of its time by enabling students to access material and collaboration tools. But as the cloud has matured, so has its value proposition for educational business application.
For many schools, the initial application begins with the mission-critical applications being supported. However, where education is concerned, there are many application possibilities for cloud enablement, with whole businesses starting up to appeal to the wide range of “tech-in-classroom” needs.

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