ERIC Number: EJ915462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Move It or Lose It: Cloud-Based Data Storage
Waters, John K.
T.H.E. Journal, v37 n8 p20-22, 24, 26, 28 Sep 2010
There was a time when school districts showed little interest in storing or backing up their data to remote servers. Nothing seemed less secure than handing off data to someone else. But in the last few years the buzz around cloud storage has grown louder, and the idea that data backup could be provided as a service has begun to gain traction in K-12 environments. The vulnerability and inefficiency of backing up data on-site is prompting school districts to switch to more secure, less troublesome cloud-based options. But even if their interest in cloud-based data services is limited to backup systems, K-12 districts face a daunting challenge: deciding which one to adopt. Recent years have brought a veritable stampede from storage vendors to provide cloud services. Tips for choosing the right provider are offered.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts, Data, Information Storage, Information Retrieval, Selection, Decision Making, Information Management, Metadata, Programming, Computer Security
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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