With the introduction of free, unlimited storage on Google Apps for Education, school districts are looking into the idea of cloud storage in the classroom. Many corporations such as Microsoft, Google and Apple, to name a few, are using cloud applications in order to benefit its user.
Microsoft Office 365 offers unlimited storage at free or minimal cost for education. You can access this from anywhere, and use your Microsoft package on the cloud. Many Apple users have Airdrop on Mac devices, as well as Icloud. Google recently introduced Drive for Work- which appeals to all businesses needing to share documents; and they now have free unlimited storage for Educators and their students, called Classroom.
Why do we encourage Cloud Storage?
We spoke with Pine Cove President and CEO Rick Vancleeve, and here are some main insights as to why we encourage cloud storage:
1. Cost savings
Although at Pine Cove, we can install your storage software easily so you don’t have the hassle, you can save money by using unlimited storage on cloud devices.
2. Access from Anywhere
You can access data from school, home, or wherever- and most applications don’t need you to be online in order to do so.
3. Data is Stored Online
You don’t have to buy backup devices and software for your data, because it’s stored and backed up online for you. Most all cloud storage has a strong focus on keeping your files secure, as they are aware that this is the biggest concern for cloud storage.
Unlimited Storage – Education’s new backpack
Many of our clients use cloud because of the little-to-no-cost, unlimited storage it offers. Whether they are using Office 365 or Google Drive, Montana and Wyoming schools have been moving with technology changes faster than you might think. Some clients have inferred that Google Drive for Education still has some progress to make, but they are excited about the idea of the new feature. And they are certainly not running away from the idea of unlimited cloud storage- especially when it comes with security and a price tag of free.