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The Cloud Tipping Point in Higher Education

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Why Read This Research

We are living through a fundamental shift in how we manage technology, moving from the management of data centers to the consumption of services. The ability to configure cloud-native services to your needs is a critical attribute for many complex cloud services. They can also be assembled into complex, composable sets of services. The tipping point comes when a critical mass of an institution’s technology is made up of cloud services. If done well, it brings with it a new way of operating for IT and the institution.

Key Questions Answered

  • How has our concept of the cloud evolved over time?
  • What skills are required for functioning effectively with cloud technology?
  • What changes in IT can be expected when passing the cloud tipping point?
  • How will a move to the cloud affect faculty, staff, and students?


  • Software Category in Focus: Cloud Platforms
  • Author: Dave Kieffer, Vice President, Research, Large Enterprise Systems, The Tambellini Group
  • Research Availability: January 2021

Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
  2. What Is “The Cloud Tipping Point”?
  3. What Is Required to Move to the Cloud?
  4. What Are the Impacts of Passing the Cloud Tipping Point?
  5. Conclusion & Methodology

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