Cloud computing is impacting libraries in many ways. You might already be using the cloud on a basic level, if you have an email account such as Gmail or Hotmail, or if you use Dropbox or Flickr. Cloud computing is a term used for applications and other IT services available over the Internet and can enable your library to save money, but are there risks?
All this month, join TechSoup.org and the TechSoup Global Network for our Cloud Computing Worldwide campaign. We'll have blog posts, webinars, and dispatches from around the world on cloud computing for libraries, nonprofits, and NGOs.
- Learn why your library should be interested in cloud computing and understand the basics.
- Find out some of the pros and cons of cloud computing.
- Read how cloud-based software can reduce some of the hidden costs of IT.
- Watch this archived webinar or this short Common Craft video to find out more about using cloud computing.