Cancer Research UK, one of Britain's leading cancer charities, has started moving its systems to cloud computing in an effort to become more efficient and have savings that will enable more funds for its research. The charity's new solution will look to provide a multimedia experience for the end users and simplify IT management, energy efficiency and security.

"We've had two units on loan for the past two months and the reaction from the end users has been really positive because the processing of video content is absolutely phenomenal," said Jane Swindle the IS Service Manager at Cancer Research UK. "The greater efficiencies of a successful, reliable virtual desktop infrastructure means that Cancer Research UK can put IS operational costs back into its lifesaving work."

This new cloud computing solution will mean end users will have better security and protection against malware due to the system having no published APIs that will be vulnerable to hackers. All data will be centrally stored for further protection.

TechSoup said cloud computing should have a big future for nonprofits, as it could help drive down IT hardware, software and staffing costs down. This is a positive for any company in the field of raising and donating money.