Cloud usage in K-12 is on the rise. In 2014, schools delivered only 42 percent of their IT solutions fully or partially via cloud. In just two years, that number has jumped to 67 percent and in three years, K-12 IT pros expect it to reach 74 percent.
CDW, product and services provider whose solution architects and advanced technology engineers have been designing, implementing and managing technology, communication and security solutions in education for more than 30 years, recently launched a survey to examine schools’ cloud innovation.
Schools and districts have made great strides in moving foundational systems and applications – like email, collaboration suites and traditional business apps – to the cloud. K-12 IT professionals are now focused on the next evolution – using cloud to improve student performance and instructional time quality. Some more findings from the survey:
- Improving student performance and instructional time quality are the top two drivers for moving services to the cloud – ahead of reducing costs and burden associated with managing on-premises systems
- Schools have made huge leaps in moving foundational systems and apps to the cloud
- More than two-thirds of K-12 IT pros say security, privacy and budget challenges are getting easier over time