Using the Cloud: When Is It Practical?

Wednesday, October 26 | 3:40PM–4:30PM | Meeting Room 207D, Level Two
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Discussion Session
Some institutions are actively pursuing cloud-first strategies when making sourcing decisions due to cost, agility, scalability, and innovation. While cloud services have many benefits, are they right for every initiative, and are these benefits the same for all institutions? This session will provide perspectives from different institutions on the need to align academic and IT requirements when considering the addition of cloud service models.

Outcomes: Learn about the multiple paths to a successful cloud strategy * Understand when it's practical to use cloud services * Identify factors that may be barriers to cloud solutions


  • Kathy Lang

    CIO, Salve Regina University
  • Donna Liss

    Chief Information Officer, Truman State University
  • Joe Shelley

    VP for Libraries and IT, Hamilton College