Cloud technology is all pervasive.

Cloud has recently paved its path into one of the noblest human pursuit -Education. Stability, safety and ease of use associated with cloud technology has led to its adoption across the educational institutions of all shapes and sizes.

This newly coined phrase helps to curtail IT expenses and streamline the content management processes for schools and educational systems. A recent survey conducted in the education field reveals that cloud computing plays a significant role in the classrooms of tomorrow.

Cloud computing addresses most of the insufficient infrastructure problems that daunts the current educational institutions such as understaffed manpower, lack of teachers and small classrooms.

For support staff, cloud facilitates a disseminated management system that helps to significantly reduce their workload and at the same time leverage efficacies across the entire school network.

Small classroom issues can be overcome with virtual classrooms, where students are imparted education in their own homes, on own computers and with the assistance of teachers present thousands of miles away. It also provides an easy solution to the problem of shorthanded staff.

Why store on cloud?

Enumerated below are a few pointers that unravel the significant advantages of cloud computing in education:

No more storage on carrying around devices: There is no longer a need to store spreadsheets or files on thumb drives or CD ROM disks. The backup of the data stored on cloud is automatically generated which reduces the possibilities of data loss due to breakage of CD or data loading issues.

Easy access: Cloud facilitates an easy access to data wherein lesson plans, notes, power point slides, grades and all other teaching material can be easily stored and accessed anytime and anywhere. Students can easily access the online assignments, complete them and save them on cloud

Utmost security: Cloud service providers ensure robust safety mechanism for content and data stored on cloud. In case, a data loss occurs due to a technology failure in the school premises, the content will still be available on cloud for teachers and students to access.

Collaboration: Since cloud permits several users to work and edit documents at the same time, it provides effortless sharing and transmission of ideas. With it, group projects and collaborative assignments can be optimized for both staff and students.

In nutshell, it is apt for education sector to embrace this future technology as it helps to erase institutional boundaries and democratize education.