In a recent post, we discussed cloud readiness strategies and the need to first have a cohesive understanding of the benefits desirable to the school. In this post we explore those benefits from a business perspective. As with other innovations, Cloud computing requires both a cognitive and operational shift in order to reap the benefits, not to mention a strategic plan put in place. It actually changes the way technology is consumed resulting in great economies of scale. Benefits are as follows
Last year in an initiative to help schools stretch their IT budgets we partnered with HP to form the ReNew Club to offer schools exclusive access to re-manufactured HP Networking Gear. One year on, we have seen countless schools relishing the opportunity to save money and do more with their IT budgets, because the prices are below K-12 pricing and up to 50% less than brand new. Due to the success of the ReNew Club, we are excited to announce that we have expanded to include re-manufactured HP Servers and Storage equipment in the product portfolio.