K-12 Cloud Possibilities: The Journey Continues

CDW-G K-12 Cloud Possibilities Newsroom ImageLast year, CDW issued its “Cloud 401: Navigating Advanced Topics in Cloud Computing” report to examine where organizations, including K-12 schools and districts, stood on their cloud journeys. Now, CDW-G has launched a new survey to examine schools’ cloud innovation.

Cloud usage is on the rise. In CDW’s previous report, schools delivered only 42 percent of their IT solutions fully or partially via cloud. In just two years, that number jumped to 67 percent and in three years, K-12 IT pros expect that number to reach 74 percent.

Schools and districts have made great strides in moving foundational systems and applications – like email, collaboration suites and traditional business apps – to the cloud. K-12 IT professionals are now focused on the next evolution – using cloud to improve student performance and instructional time quality.

Released today at ISTE, the following CDW-G K-12 Cloud Possibilities infographic illustrates schools’ cloud progress.

To learn more about how CDW-G supports its K-12 customers on their cloud journeys, visit


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In May 2016, CDW-G surveyed 400 K-12 IT professionals to uncover where schools are on their cloud journey, the barriers they face to more comprehensive adoption, and how some more forward-thinking schools are using cloud to drive engagement and improve classroom innovation. The margin of error for this survey is ±4.85% at a 95% confidence level.