- Small schools are beginning to utilize cloud computing services to bolster their limited IT resources.
- Naropa University--a nonprofit, Buddhist-inspired college in Boulder, Colo.--is one example, having shifted a large portion of its IT services, from student e-mail to its ERP services, to the cloud in order to combat the costs of adding employees or cooling and powering its existing data center.
- Naropa IT Director Dave Edminster provides Campus Technology with five tips for a smooth cloud migration, adding that having the information available in advance is preferable to learning the process when something goes wrong.
From the article:
With technology assuming an ever-greater role on campuses nationwide, IT shops are struggling to handle the increased demand for services. While cloud-based computing services are an attractive solution for midsize and large schools, many smaller institutions have been wary about the opportunities, in part because they often lack the ability to do extensive due diligence. ...