White paper: Managing and protecting data: Considerations for higher education
If timing is everything, then now is the time for higher education to take advantage of cloud offerings. Colleges and universities are facing lower student enrolments and decreased state funding, according to a recent study by Wiley Education Services.
Cloud migration, along with the use of online solutions like Office 365, helps institutions achieve cost savings, greater efficiencies, and scalability. However, higher education institutions must take a holistic view of how data is managed and protected in the cloud – across all segments, including faculty, staff, students and alumni. Especially in light of the rapidly evolving security landscape, colleges and universities must consider:
- Recovering from unexpected data loss or disaster;
- Defending from malicious attack such as ransomware; and
- Protecting all their cloud-stored data.
This white paper offers considerations for managing and protecting data in the cloud, while still achieving cost savings and other benefits.