July 19, 2010

Cloud Helps Universities Cut Costs By 74%

Nicole Hemsoth

Universities are seeking to save money on in-house infrastructure, especially for use with software that can now be accessed using the cloud SaaS model. This, coupled with the lessened overhead of maintenance of systems has led to dramatic IT cost cuts.

Queensland University of Australia was among the first of a host of institutions to provide enterprise software to the university system via the cloud in the region. According to officials at the institution, this has allowed all of the universities that took part in their program to extend software beyond the in-house machines in a scalable fashion while cutting costs across the board. Since universities typically need to invest in everything required to keep IT running for students, including software licenses, hardware (including servers and backup) and a large staff to maintain these systems, making the switch to the cloud is a worthwhile investment of time and effort on the part of universities.

Full story at FutureGov

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