In the present situation, several educational organizations are concentrating on developing progressive infrastructure to offer best quality education. Making use of cloud computing within the educational domain makes this likely as it enables for additional expenditure in education. Further, it facilitates universities and schools to upgrade their infrastructure without raising capital expenditure and decreases staff expenses. The maintenance of such an infrastructure is carried out by a third-party that lessens the IT staff burden.
The factors expected to drive the growth of the global cloud computing in education market during the forecast period include the increasing infiltration of online learning resources and growing acceptance rate of combined learning across numerous educational organizations globally. In addition, rising requirement for execution of project- and experimental-based learning in significant subjects like mathematics, engineering, and science is also fueling the market growth. Further, major cloud computing service providers are trying to integrate cloud computing with budding technologies like virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and big data to enhance the students’ learning experience thereby boosting market growth.
The global cloud computing in education market can be segregated based on service model, deployment mode, user type, and region. By Service Model, the market is divided into software-as-a-service (SaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). By deployment model, the market is categorized into public cloud, private cloud, community cloud, and hybrid cloud. Among these, the community cloud segment is projected to witness considerable expansion during the forecast period as it provides extremely secure features at a reasonable cost. By user type, the market is classified into higher education and K-12.
Regionally, the global cloud computing in education market is expected to be governed by North America during the forecast period. This regional expansion is contributed by factors such as existence of prominent market players and developed IT infrastructure in North America. Further, Europe is expected to follow North America by witnessing substantial market growth. Even Middle East region is anticipated to observe considerable growth rate on account of huge budget allocation and expenditures by the regional governments to build their educational infrastructure by offering world class facilities.
The key players within the global cloud computing in education market comprise Cisco Systems, Adobe Systems, Oracle, IBM, NEC, Microsoft, VMware, NetApp, Ellucian, and Amazon Web Services, among others. To cite, in October 2020, Alef Education declared its collaboration with Amazon Web Services/AWS to offer cloud computing learning suites on Alef digital platform, apart from adding “Amazon Web Services” programs as fragment of plans of Alef Education to grow at global and regional levels.