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ERIC Number: EJ867963
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1082-5754
Computing in the Clouds
Johnson, Doug
Learning & Leading with Technology, v37 n4 p16-20 Dec 2009-Jan 2010
Web-based applications offer teachers, students, and school districts a convenient way to accomplish a wide range of tasks, from accounting to word processing, for free. Cloud computing has the potential to offer staff and students better services at a lower cost than the technology deployment models they're using now. Saving money and improving efficiencies are two areas where schools can use all the help they can get. The term "cloud computing" originated from the cloud metaphor and graphic that often represent the Internet on network diagrams, because cloud computing relies on applications and file storage that reside on a network--either a local-area network, a district intranet, or the Internet itself. This article discusses several real advantages of cloud computing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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