Gartner has recenty predicted that by 2020, a corporate “no-cloud” policy will be as rare as a “no-internet” policy is today. CIOs will increasingly leverage a multitude of cloud computing providers across the entire IT stack to enable a huge variety of use cases and meet the requirements of their business unit peers. Indeed, the tides are shifting toward a “cloud-first” or even “cloud-only” policy... 

Marc Wilczek

Cloud Computing and Why Educational Sectors Need to Modernize

Cloud Computing and Why Educational Sectors Need to Modernize

Cloud computing has been one of the hottest trends today. Basically, in the world of business, cloud computing has been seen as something that is highly beneficial. In fact, to say that it is beneficial is largely an underestimation. After all, modern day businesses will not be able to compete and they will not be able to keep up with the dynamism of the world if they do not make use of the latest in digital and internet technology which includes cloud computing.

The education sector is one of the sectors which have largely been overlooked. Basically, education is normally regarded as something which is less important than those sectors or areas of the government which actually produces income. For instance, the industrial and commercial sectors are those sectors which can rake in billions, the health sector takes care of the health of the population, while the armed forces is responsible for securing the people and the interests of the country. What about the education sector? What is its contribution to society?

The United States is probably the richest country in the world. As such, it has allotted huge percentage of its resources to these public service sectors. Of course, educational institutions are also getting a fair share of the budget. But there have been some questions if it should continue to be generously given the money. Furthermore, is there really a need to modernize education?

Basically, educational institutions are responsible for ‘educating’ the people. Some may look at this fact with little regard, but, the thing is, a well-civilized populace constitutes a progressive country and community. It is just impossible to create a well-rounded society of the people themselves are not well-rounded. As such, education is truly critical in any society. In fact, it is already accepted by the vast majority of the countries all over the world that investing in education is investing in the long-term future of the people.

Is there a need to modernize education? Of course, there is! Schools are, whether we like it or not, the second home of the learners. In fact, learners and young people spend more than 8 hours a day in school, while they spend their sleeping hours at home. What we are saying here is that schools, apart from the formal education they give, also influence the learners indirectly. Basically, if we want to produce quality learners, then we must have quality schools.

Cloud computing is, without doubt, one of the latest innovations that is of good use to the education sector. Cloud computing does not only allow school administrators to make work more efficient, it also allows learners to keep themselves updated. Through cloud computing, learners will be able to access most of the modern internet amenities that are out there. And, through it, they will be able to learn at a pace that we have not imagined possible before.

Basically, to assume that education can continue and prevail without modernizing it is, well, foolish. If we want our learners to learn, then we must make sure that our schools are at par with the technological breakthroughs in the real world.

By Cenon Gaytos