81 Percent of Higher Ed IT Leaders Will Spend More on Cloud Next Year: Here’s Why

December 15, 2016 Off By Hoofer
Grazed from EdTech. Author: Meghan Bogardus Cortez

With the cloud, collaboration can happen anywhere, data centers can shrink exponentially, and storage is nearly limitless. And institutions of higher education are catching on to this.

According to “Destination Cloud: The Federal and SLED Cloud Journey,” a MeriTalk survey of IT professionals who work in government or higher education, 39 percent of applications at colleges today are cloud-based, but by 2021 that number could rise to 62 percent.

The survey also found that higher ed institutions are more likely than government agencies to integrate cloud into their IT strategies, and 81 percent of university respondents said they expect to increase their cloud spending in 2017.

But what exactly are universities using the cloud for?

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