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CLOUD SERVICES FOR EDUCATION.
What is Cloud computing?
Very simply, Cloud services is an umbrella term for using IT systems over the internet. Rather than having a computer (server) in your premises, which you have to pay to buy, pay to replace, pay to upgrade etc, you use a part of somebody else’s server to do that job. This allows service providers to lower costs and keep all their clients up to date.
For example, lets look at a school library.
A school has a decently provisioned library and they use a computer system to keep track of the books. The computer stores this information, via an installed software application, on to the schools main server. From time to time, the developer of the library software sends out updates to the application – this could include an updated book list for example. The school needs an IT person to install the updates and keep the system running. They also need to ensure the server is regularly backed up otherwise they could lose the library system information and will have no way of knowing what books they have and who is borrowing them.
This is an ideal use for the cloud. Instead of needing a server and software, the school simply sign up to a cloud library system. All updates, fixes, patches and improvements are handled by the supplier. They also ensure the data is backed up and ready to use. Now the school simply need to use a computer with internet access to connect to the library system.
adaptable, scalable, flexible
There are several well-known Cloud platforms available for various uses. These include Microsoft (Azure/365), Google (Google Workspace/Google Classroom) and Amazon (AWS). The most common cloud services used every day is email. Both Microsoft and Google services have email as a core element.
If you are using Microsoft 365 email or Google Gmail you are already using a cloud service! Beebug have expertise in both Google and Microsoft cloud services.
We can work with you on your digital transformation journey. In a simple guided process, we first ascertain the right cloud service for your needs and build a solution that fits. Integration is key to a successful cloud solution, this may leverage one or more different cloud vendors to achieve your goals.
BENEFITS OF CLOUD SERVICES:
- Collaboration built in
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ADDITIONAL CLOUD SERVICES.
Cloud services aren’t just limited to email, video chat and documents. The cloud can be used for a host of applications. This could be a school MIS system (such as Bromcom and Arbor), a Nursery Placement system (such as NurseryIntake by Beebug), or an Online Backup Solution to comply with DfE recoomdations (3-2-1 backups). Beebug have a wide range of experience in this area, see what benefits you can take!
A quick note on backup. If you are already using a cloud (such as Microsoft 365 or Google) ensure you have a backup for these in place. Remember, with a cloud system, your data is still your data and therefore your responsibility. Beebug can provide you with the tools to keep your cloud safe and secure, with full Disaster Recovery.