By Rachel Burley
9th Nov 2018
Konica Minolta produced a report highlighted how cloud computing remains a key technology trend across UK education and the wider public sector as a whole. When it comes to print solutions, cloud technology offers greater flexibility and better experiences for schools regardless of what their print management environments look like today.
Although cloud-based technologies have been present for a number of years, it is only now that we’re beginning to see a shift in attitudes within the education market. With an ever increasing number of institutions making the transition to cloud solutions, in fact when surveyed, 96% of universities and 35% of schools implemented some sort of cloud technology in 2017.*
Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) has been one of the largest educational institutions to adopt cloud-based technologies and long-term cost savings of the move are in excess of £7million. AET are not alone in reaping the rewards from an effective cloud computing solution, Staffordshire University saved an estimated £6.4m on an 11-month project that saw them transition to cloud technologies.
IT cloud services are available via Lot 3 of the Multifunctional Devices and Associated Print Services and Supplies (MFD) framework. Should you wish to review a selection of case studies and leaflets which include detailed information about the framework suppliers visit: http://nationaleducationmfdframework.org
Cost savings are a key driver for the adoption of cloud-based solutions in education, see a copy of the full report on cloud computing in education.
*Source: University of York, 2017; C-Learning, 2017.
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