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Today’s Top Cloud Innovations in Higher Education

Today's Top Cloud Innovations in Higher Education

A nice synopsis of the current higher ed cloudscape, including:

– 55% of institutions want increased efficiency, and believe that cloud computing is the answer

– By the end of 2014, 4 out of 5 higher education students are expected to take coursework online

– 68% of institutions use (or will use) the cloud for conferencing and collaboration

– 65% of institutions use (or will use) the cloud for storage

– 65% of institutions use (or will use) the cloud for office/productivity suites

– 62% of institutions use (or will use) the cloud for messaging

– 59% of institutions use (or will use) the cloud for computing power

– MIT, Berkeley, the University of Washington, the University of Michigan, Harvard and the University of San Francisco are all using the cloud

– Many popular services and applications are cloud based, like Evernote, Amazon and Prezi

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