How the Cloud is Changing the Security and Risk Management Conversation at Schools

Everyone seems to be talking about “the cloud,” yet for many this elusive term is something they know very little about or why it is important for their school.

The cloud refers to software and services accessed via the Internet, instead of locally on your computer. Some examples of cloud services that you might be familiar with include Gmail, Netflix, and Dropbox. Companies that provide school software use different cloud providers to host their services – Amazon Web Service, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform.

The advantage of the cloud is that you can access your information on any device with an internet connection. The disadvantage, however, is without an internet connection you can’t access your data or cloud-based services. The same applies if your school software has technical issues or server outages. So, how do you prepare for these instances?

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