With the majority of organizations and businesses presently utilizing some type of cloud-based application, it’s clear that its benefits are recognized across the board. It’s no surprise that this also goes for the education industry. Certainly, the advantages of cloud computing are evident from a business perspective, but these applications are opening up new possibilities and creating potential to impact education and the way it works.
Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a type of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) in which the VDI is outsourced and managed by a third party. It is also known as hosted desktop services, and is most often delivered as a cloud service along with the applications needed for use on virtual desktop.
It was just a few years ago that your choices for a smart device were: phone, tablet, or laptop. There wasn’t much in between if you wanted to stay on top of your business and personal demands. But thanks to Chromebooks, and the Chrome OS ecosystem they have created, there are massive changes happening in the tech industry.
Some may argue that education is one of society's most important functions. Yet, most classrooms are still operating as they did a decade ago. The education industry should be able to take advantage of our world's technological progress, such as cloud technology. Shouldn't they reap the same benefits of cloud computing as the communication sector does?
Mergers and acquisitions may not have started with Adam and Eve, but they’ve been with us for a very long time, and as with any successful relationship, they require planning, preparation and hard work. In Part I of our look at M&As, we discussed some of the reasons for M&As, the due diligence required, and some of the human resource implications.
You say “potato”; they say “pot-ah-to”. You say VDI; they say DaaS. Okay, so the comparison may be a bit crude (and carbohydrate-laden), but the differences between Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Desktop as a Service sometimes can be as seemingly subtle as varying pronunciations. Subtle that is, save for one striking difference.
For millions of businesses across the country, QuickBooks plays a central role in day-to-day operations. However, now that cloud use is widespread, there’s an easier way to leverage the software within your company. Hosting QuickBooks in the cloud allows you to make more efficient use of the platform, quickly and easily deploying it to your accounting staff, regardless of where they may be located.
As mergers and acquisitions are a more frequently observed business transaction in today’s landscape, many cite the financial and strategic benefits. A less frequently cited but often observed benefit can be achieved in the tech department.