The cloud: You may be asking yourself, “What the heck is it, and why does it matter to me?” Simply put, cloud computing is software that is delivered over the internet without the need for in-house servers or maintenance. So rather than having a clunky server and access to your recreation system from just the front desk computers, you can get into the system securely from any computer with the internet without hardware.
Thousands of P&R agencies have moved to the cloud for the benefits:
- You get immediate access from anywhere, even on a soccer field using your iPad.
- IT saves hours managing database servers and installing new software versions.
- Finance saves money on computer hardware, maintenance costs, and PCI compliance.
- Customers can register on mobile devices, increasing accessibility and registrations.
In this infographic, you’ll see the who, what, when, where and why of the move to the cloud within parks and recreation.