Powering up Hybrid Education With Cloud

Powering up Hybrid Education With Cloud

This IDC Perspective highlights the growing role of cloud in enabling the future of higher education. Leaders will need to revisit their cloud strategies to ensure they are prepared for hybrid multicloud deployments and have a cloud strategy that fits the needs of different workloads. With cloud providers becoming key strategic technology partners, picking the right ones that offer cloud services that address the nuances and specific needs of education sector will be pivotal. "Looking beyond the pandemic, a cloud-enabled hybrid experience infrastructure is an operational and strategic imperative for institutions to remain competitive in a world that is changing at a breakneck pace. Higher education leaders must develop and execute cloud migration strategies that are not defined by budgetary or cost-cutting priorities, but by digital resiliency, student well-being and success, hybrid-first experiences, and lifelong learning," said Rimal Likhari, research manager, European Education Digital Transformation Strategies.

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Executive Snapshot
Situation Overview
Why is Cloud Now Crucial to Education?
The Role of Cloud in Enabling Hybrid Education Models
How is Cloud Benefitting End Users?
Efficiency Gains That Reduce Capex, Procurement, and Maintenance Burdens
Lower Carbon Emissions Using Cloud Technologies
Seamless Cross-Border and Ecosystem Collaboration
Scalability and Exponentially Higher Compute Capacity, Reducing Time to Results
Research Democratization
Managing Data Explosion Necessitates New Ways of Computing
Open Data to be the Default for Publicly Funded Research
Key Challenges to More Widespread Adoption of Cloud in Higher Education
Who are the Key Stakeholders?
Advice for the Technology Buyer
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