Title: Economic benefits of implementing cloud in higher education institutions: a reflection

Authors: Anjum Zameer Bhat; Baldev Singh; Bilal Ahmed Pandow

Addresses: Department of Computing, Middle East College, Knowledge Oasis Muscat, Sultanate of Oman ' Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India ' Centre for Career Planning and Counselling, University of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Abstract: Most of the organisations have deployed communication and information systems that provide them seamless connectivity with partners and branches, and control on the resources, resulting in efficiency, easy management, time saving and enhanced productivity. As information and communication systems are becoming part and parcel of organisations without which modern enterprises cannot even think of existence, their reliability, security and cost effectiveness are some major concerns for enterprises to deal with. The adoption of cloud computing had been a revolutionary milestone in this regard. Higher education institutions have also benefited from cloud implementations. The cloud implementations in higher education in Sultanate of Oman although being abysmally low has a gradual shift towards cloud hosting and implementation of clouds in higher education institutions. This research is a mere effort to highlight the economic benefits that higher education establishments can achieve by the implementation of cloud computing.

Keywords: benefits of cloud; cloud computing; cloud advantages; cloud in HEI's; cloud and higher education; economic benefits.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2021.120201

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2021 Vol.18 No.4, pp.391 - 398

Accepted: 10 Mar 2020
Published online: 11 Jan 2022 *

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