Winds of Change: Libraries and Cloud Computing

Matthew R. Goldner
2010 BIBLIOTHEK Forschung und Praxis  
Cloud computing is a new technology model for IT services that many businesses and organizations are adopting. It allows them to avoid locally hosting multiple servers and equipment and constantly dealing with hardware failure, software installs, upgrades and compatibility issues. For many organizations, cloud computing can simplify processes and save time and money. This article defines cloud computing and shows how it is different from other types of computing. It also discusses how cloud
more » ... usses how cloud computing solutions could be beneficial to libraries in three basic areas: technology, data and community.
doi:10.1515/bfup.2010.042 fatcat:rrnl2em7yfhqpopx6rvcqwryuu