The Academic Cloud

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Do you know who’s protecting your cloud application data?

GUEST COLUMN | by Jeff Erramouspe

CREDIT SpanningCloud technology has forever changed how we work. Academic institutions have especially benefitted from the cloud, because it allows them to take advantage of economies of scale that are difficult to achieve with on-premises systems. Cloud technology, and especially software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, have also improved mobility and collaboration, as well as access to enterprise-grade solutions, without having to develop or maintain software in-house.

Google Apps and Office 365 have proved to be especially useful for educators, given their exceedingly affordable (and sometimes free) access to email, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and cloud storage. These applications also boost student motivation and performance, as cloud-based products appeal to students’ affinity for

As of February 2016, more than 40 million students, teachers, and administrators reported using Google Apps for Education, including 7 of the 8 Ivy League schools…

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