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Children England and partners funded webinar on cloud tools for CYP organisations.

Children England and partners funded webinar on cloud tools for CYP organisations.

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  • Welcome and Introductions> NEXT SLIDE > About these webinars
  • About Children England and this webinar seriesThank you to our funders, DfE via Children England, who are enabling us to present these webinars to you free of charge. Children England are the government’s strategic partner for children, youth and families organisations in the non-profit sector. You can find out more by following the link at the bottom of this presentation: www.childrenengland.org.uk/overview/1584This project is about capacity building ICT knowledge in the CYP sector and, Lasa as Children England’s technical partner, is delivering a series of 6 workshops * 3 in the summer – managing ict, data protection and social media on the ICT Knowledgebase * and 3 from mid-September onwards with cloud tools, websites and e-safety And the link to find out more about that is http://lasa.eventbrite.co.uk
  • 3. Orientation (MM)HANDOVER CHAIR TO STONYMM – MUTE WHEN YOURSELF ON HANDOVER TO STONY
  • ----- Meeting Notes (9/24/12 17:29) -----Cost: predictable subscription, cancel any time, non-capital cost. One off high cost vs. lower monthly cost. Ability to scale up or down. With cloud computer you know exactly how much each person costs, flexible, scalable, elastic: pay as you go.
  • JUST LAUNCHED TODAYThe Lasa Cloud Toolbox is aimed at helping organisations decide on which cloud tools work for them. The Cloud Toolbox has been split in to useful categories based on areas of work that third sector organisations will undertake, such as audio, video, online meetings, accounts and finance, social media and so on.It’s a work in progress, but we’ve categorised hundreds of tools for you to explore, so do let us know if this is useful to your organisation.
  • END PRESENTATIONTHANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR TIME TODAY, WE HOPE IT WAS USEFUL. BEFORE YOU GO WE HAVE A COUPLE OF ANNOUNCEMENTS TO MAKE:WE WILL MAKE THIS PRESENTATION AND THE AUDIO RECORDING AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD VERY SHORTLY, WE’LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN ITS AVAILABLE.FORTHCOMING WEBINARSPLEASE COMPLETE THE WEBINAR EVALUATIONTHANK YOU TO STONY + THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO ATTENDED

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  • 1. Cloud ToolsMiles Maier @LasaICTLasaStony Grunow @ThirdsectorITThird sector IT
  • 2. • Funded by DfE via Children England• Capacity building CYP knowledge of ICT• Series of 6 webinars on technology – http://lasa.eventbrite.co.uk – www.childrenengland.org.uk/overview/1584
  • 3. About Lasa• 25+ years in the sector• Technology leadership, publications, events and consultancy –www.lasa.org.uk/ict• Welfare Rights –www.rightsnet.org.uk
  • 4. Poll Questions• Tell us about yourself!
  • 5. CLOUD COMPUTING for Children &Young People Organisations / Charities What is Cloud computing?
  • 6. Definition• Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are delivered as a service over the internet.
  • 7. Analogy• Old-School / Non-cloud: An electricity generator, with its requirements for space, hardware, petrol, etc., is old- school, or non-cloud.• Cloud: Plugging something into the mains, and paying a monthly electricity bill only for what you use, is the ‘cloud’ way of getting your electricity.
  • 8. What that means for you• Old-School / Non-cloud: A giant server rack humming away in your kitchen• Cloud: Your IT Server Room fits into an Ikea wicker basket
  • 9. Poll Questions• Barriers to cloud adoption
  • 10. KEY FEATURES OF CLOUDCOMPUTING, RELEVANT TO SMALLER CHARITIES• Cost • Accessibility• Scalable • Device independence• Security • No required hardware
  • 11. WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU• Costs lower, spread out, and scheduled• Increased Reliability• Less dependence on old & slow computers
  • 12. SYSTEMS YOU USE WHICH COULD BE ON THE CLOUD
  • 13. Poll Question• Which systems are you considering or planning to move onto the cloud?
  • 14. EMAIL / CALENDAR / CONTACTS• Server in the kitchen / data centre that is your problem – Hardware, maintenance, security is either your responsibility or an additional cost through a support company• Cloud Solutions – Microsoft Office 365 / Microsoft Live – Google Apps – They are in theory responsible for all the problems, but read the small print to see what that is!
  • 15. FILES• Old School approach is a server in the kitchen or under your desk – Often have to be physically in the office, or – Require special connectivity software to work from home• Dropbox, Amazon, Google Drive (docs), Office 365, Box.net• Best options depend – organisation size and needs – existing hardware – quality of internet connection
  • 16. COLLABORATION• Best of breed for single document collaboration: Google drive, Office 365• Best of breed for conversations and discussion: Yammer, Chatter & Chatter Groups• Best of Breed Project Management: Huddle• Wikis, Sharepoint, LinkedIn
  • 17. Databases• Salesforce CRM – Replaces Access / SQL / Expensive databases – Free for first 10 licenses, discounted 75% for additional
  • 18. Accounting• Xero (25% discount)• Kashflow• Quickbooks Online• Sage Online
  • 19. BYOD• Sadly, not BYOB…• Staff ask to Bring Your Own Device• Agreement needed between organisation and individual on acceptable use policy (AUP)• Lower cost, Low maintenance, possible with cloud
  • 20. Final Questions?• Questions about: – Pros / cons – Still not convinced…
  • 21. Cloud ToolboxHelps charities decide which cloud tools workfor themwww.ictknowledgebase.org.uk/cloudtoolboxPublishing:https://socialsourcecommons.org/toolbox/show/3249
  • 22. • 10 Oct – E-Safety (Sangeet Bhullar)• 17 Oct – Websites (Jason King)Sign up at: http://lasa.eventbrite.co.uk/ us at: @LasaICT and @childrenengland