IPAD - EDUCATION - CLOUD COMPUTING
Over the last ten months I have converted 3 different applications for different schools to the cloud. Most of the apps software developers provide a hosted version and the organizations decided to move offsite. I can't say I blame them :)
This strange new technology in schools is changing faster than people notice. Teaching today in the classroom no longer requires laptops for students.
The Ipad or products coming out like it make sense in schools. As schools go more towards hosted apps the need for local computing power drops. After "playing around" with an ipad I realized that it worth it for an educator just change their way of using technology in school to work with this type of product.
No more waiting 15 minutes for every kids computer to be on the same website. Forget the IT guys having to rebuild laptops due to infections.
In walks ClearOS... The reality is that servers in a school are required less and less. A strong firewall with bandwidth shaping and protocol filtration/web filtration is sometimes all that is needed...
Check out the following CloudBased school applications. Yes these used to be onsite:
1. Powerschool (School Administration & Grading App) - Pearson Publishing
2. Destiny Library Software (Hosted Version) - Follett
3. Senior Systems (Hosted Version) - Finanical & Development App
4. Raisers Edge (Hosted Version) - Development App
5. Accelerated Reader (Hosted Version) - Renaissance Software
If you are school or school district looking at the ClearOS there really is no better way to go. Especially if your critical software apps have moved up into the clouds.