February 23, 2021

Higher education embraces cloud computing just in time

According to Absolute Markets Insights, cloud computing in higher education is expected to grow 25.4% by 2027. This is expected to increase due to implementations of cloud-based solutions to reduce costs and improve productivity and efficiency. Oh yeah, to pivot just in time.

Those of you in higher ed or who track it perhaps have noted a few causes for concern lately.

First, there does not seem to be a significant discount for online remote learning compared to tuition that includes supporting classrooms and other structures that cater to in-person learning. Harvard University announced last year that when the first semester of the school year began, all course instruction would be done online. However, tuition for the full year would remain the same at $49,653. That could mean a $200K tuition bill that will likely be paid by a student loan that will take years to pay back—perhaps by a student who never set foot on the campus.

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