Moving to the Cloud – the journey begins. Higher Education. The Challenges Facing Higher Education Have Never Been Greater Changing Students Changing Technology Changing Regulations and Accountability Requirements Changing Funding Changing Sustainability Demands.
Moving to the Cloud – the journey begins
“The American higher-education system has long been seen as a leader in the world, but confidence in its future and its enduring value may be beginning to crack along economic lines, according to two major surveys of the American public and college presidents conducted this spring.
-Pew Research Center &Chronicle, Spring 2011
CIO Priorities – 2009 vs. 2011
IBM Global CIO Study, 2011
Technology should be used to improve operating efficiencies(i.e., reduce fixed operating expenses while enhancing services provided) and capture target markets (New Revenue Sources) from across the globe which was not possible before.
Cost Center Profit Center
The Answer Might be in the Cloud!
Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices as a utility (like the electricity grid) over a network (typically the Internet).
By 2014, 95% of the College’s Applications will be on either a Private or Public Cloud