Common Goal Systems uses cloud computing to deliver software to customers.

This section explains cloud computing, its superiority in comparison to traditional software,
and how the Cloud is the best choice for K-12 education systems.

What is the Cloud?

This document introduces cloud computing and its many benefits.

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Cloud computing is less expensive than traditional installed software. This page compares the total cost of ownership for both types of systems and highlights key points when considering cost.

Impact on Customers

This page describes how the Cloud helps customers, and the benefits it provides.

Beware of Imitations

Some traditional software vendors offer "hosting" that seems like cloud computing. This page describes how to distinguish the Cloud from imitators.

Effect on Vendors

This document describes how "software-as-a-service" (SaaS) forges more stable, trustworthy, and responsive companies.

True Software Customers

Some customers are better suited for traditional software than the Cloud. This page discusses the characteristics of this small group.

The CGS Cloud

TeacherEase and SchoolInsight simply work for users. This document describes the technical details behind the Cloud at Common Goal Systems.