Abstract—Innovation is necessary to ride the inevitable tide of change and one such hot recent area of research in Information Technology (IT) is cloud computing. Cloud computing is a distributed computing technology offering required software and hardware through Internet. It also provides storage, computational platform and infrastructure which are demanded by the user according to their requirement. Due to the growing need of infrastructure educational institutes, organizations have to spend a large amount on their infrastructure to fulfill the needs and demands of the users. Cloud computing is a next generation platform that allows institutions and organizations with a dynamic pools of resource and to reduce cost through improved utilization. In the present scenario, many education institutions are facing the problems with the growing need of IT and infrastructure. Cloud computing which is an emerging technology and which relies on existing technology such as Internet, virtualization, grid computing etc. can be a solution to such problems by providing required infrastructure, software and storage. In this paper a basic research has been carried out to show how cloud computing can be introduced in the education to improve teaching, agility and have a cost-effective infrastructure which can bring a revolution in the field of education. It also tries to bring out its benefits and limitations.
Index Terms—Information technology, cloud computing, educational institutes, infrastructure, teaching, revolution.
Saju Mathew is with the Department of Information Technology, Troy University USA, Sharjah Campus, Sharjah, U. A. E (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Saju Mathew, "Implementation of Cloud Computing in Education - A Revolution," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 473-475, 2012.