Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending in July 23

July 22, 2014 by Megan Gish

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week. 

In recent years there’s more options for your cloud computing needs, between providers, additional services and the influence of SaaS, there’s a lot of information to digest to make sure you’re getting the best solution for your company and bang for your buck. That’s why in this week’s Cloud News Report, we’ve found articles with further insight on your cloud computing options, how cloud overcomes education technology challenges, and even how SMBs correlate cloud computing with increased revenue.

Read on for more information:

SMBs Tie Cloud Computing To Increased Revenue

In this InformationWeek article, Charles Babcock takes a closer look at survey findings from Oxford Economics for Windstream showcasing, “small and midsized businesses say cloud is key to customer service, expansion.” The survey found, “a strong correlation between those furthest along in adopting cloud computing and bottom line results.”

Read the stats that support cloud computing’s success for SMBs >>

Education Clouds: Three Things You Need to Know

Kevin Casey showcases how cloud computing can help address education technology challenges, including “frequently changing user populations, increasing demand for online learning and support services, and seasonal spikes in network traffic.” He goes on to say the use of cloud can “help IT teams serve their schools and organizations in an efficient, scalable, and cost-effective manner.”

Consider these guidelines when implementing cloud computing in education >>

Managing Cloud Computing Options

This Midsize Insider article addresses cloud options that are empowering midsize firms. Author, Marissa Tejada says the key to the best cloud solution is “one that achieves savings and delivers on the computing power and resources needed.” She goes on to say, “whether they are used to reduce operating costs, analyze workloads and data or increase processing power, cloud computing options all aim to boost productivity despite the platform.”

Know your options when tapping into the cloud >>

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