This is not the digital land of the 1990’s when software came on CDs in the mail, we were limited to software options between only a couple of digital giants, and updates were seemingly non-existent. Now computing is making a huge shift from your local machine to this thing we call “the cloud”.
So what does this mean for churches?
Should we be looking at investing more of our time in cloud computing?
Here are three tips about cloud computing from the infographic below:
- 75% of people use cloud computing for email, photos, music streaming, or calendars.
- In the next five years, more than 50% of information will be in the cloud, hybrid clouds will make up 43% of the public and private market, and Asia-Pacific will account for 1.5Zb (or 1,500,000,000,000 Gb) of global cloud computing usage.
- Most common file type stored on the cloud? Photos (75%), email (70%), and business docs (66%)
So, short answer to if churches should invest? Yes!
What cloud computing options do you use?
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