Cloud Computing: Both the applications delivered as services over Internet and the hardware and systems software in datacenters that provide those services. Cloud: The datacenter hardware and software.
We are looking at migrating specific applications to the cloud starting with our Billing applications and potentially the GL as we see greater adoption within the market: Coupa- cloud-based spend management system Workday- HR/Financial system?
Technology Innovation Award Oct 29
Admin Operations from the Cloud
Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Inc.
Technology Innovation award presentation
October 29th 2010
Volunteers of AmericaChesapeake
Faith-based, non-profit organization founded in 1896
Geographic area: Mid-Atlantic region, from Baltimore, through
Maryland, Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, Virginia
Employ: more than 600 full and part-time staff members.
Serve: more than 8,000 people each year.
Operate: 26 programs for individuals and families serving the:
homeless, mentally ill, intellectually disabled, elderly, those in
need of affordable housing, those recovering from substance
abuse and community corrections.
“A Break in the Clouds: Towards a Cloud Definition”, 2009; Vaquero, Rodero-Merino, Caceres, Linder
"Above the Clouds: A Berkley View of Cloud Computing", 2009; UC Berkley Reliable Adaptive Distributed Systems Laboratory
“Clearing the air on cloud computing”, 2009; McKinsey & Company
Accounting AP, Invoices, cash receipts, document storage and
Hosted on Amazon Webservices
Eliminated 2 audit findings related to document management
with this $4000/year solution (20 users/100 GB capacity)
Improved workflow with contract billing and timely cost
Collaboration is finally happening!!
Expanded to HR, Development BU’s and program services