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    Welcome to the Roger Williams University rCloud Computing Site

    Aligning with the RWU Goal of Affordable Excellence
    Accessibility - Flexibility – Connectivity

    What is rCloud?

    Cloud computing is a strategy to provide collaboration, storage and access to applications from  a centralized server. rCloud allows for virtual desktops so students can log in to the server from their own computer 24/7 and pull down a desktop that is customized to their needs and just start working.  No need to go to a lab computer to work!

    Some of the benefits of this approach include:

    • Access to the software you need 24/7 right from your own computer or even a mobile device
    • Every space becomes a collaborative learning/work space
    • Consistent desktop environment regardless of local hardware/software – everyone has the same applications in the same versions
    • Ability to supply software updates throughout the year
    • Easier backup and recovery of full desktops and personalized settings
    • Failover and redundancy capability avoids loss of student files
    • Ability to stream to peripherals on the network such as printers, copiers, scanners etc.