School Imitates Life: New State of the Cloud Report

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Seems that today’s school employees bring more to work than their lunch. A new report from technology solutions provider CDW-G finds that information technology professionals’ and end users’ attitudes about cloud computing at work are shaped positively by their personal use of consumer cloud services, and in turn, cloud computing adoption is accelerating in schools across the country.

According to CDW-G’s 2013 State of the Cloud Report:

  • 76% of IT professionals in K-12 schools acknowledged that their use of cloud at home has influenced their recommendations at work about moving to the cloud
  • 56% of IT professionals believe school employees’ personal use of cloud applications or mobile devices is making their school move faster to the cloud
  • 42% of K12 schools are implementing or maintaining cloud computing, up from 27% in 2011
  • Storage, conferencing and collaboration, and office and productivity suites are the top applications moving to the cloud in K12

Beyond personal use, K12 initiatives including bring your own device (BYOD), one-to-one computing, and online testing (required by 2014 for states adopting the Common Core State Standards), present compelling use cases for a shift to the cloud. 

For a full copy of the report, or to speak with a CDW-G expert about the findings and cloud solutions contact 703-883-9000 ext. 157, or kanderson@okco.com.