Standards – A Vision Gavin Clabaugh C.S. Mott Foundation
Standards <ul><li>The great thing about  standards  is there are so many to choose from  … </li></ul>
Standards - Defined <ul><li>Formal / External Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>802.11b  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul...
Standards - Importance <ul><li>Standards: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve and Support Decision-making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Standards - Examples <ul><li>Wiring best practices </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Two cables are better than one </li></ul></ul...
Standards – Today’s Tasks <ul><li>What standards are already available? </li></ul><ul><li>What standards need to be develo...
Goal: Perennial Standards <ul><li>Are they needed? </li></ul><ul><li>Are they workable for the sector? </li></ul><ul><li>D...
Standards – Possible Wish List <ul><li>Hardware Lifecycle </li></ul><ul><li>Application Lifecycle </li></ul><ul><li>Remote...
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Presentation on technolgy and data standards for nonprofit entities. Presented at the NTEN NTC, Chicago 2005.

From my archives - Gavin Clabaugh

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  • Standards, Standards, Standards

    1. 1. Standards – A Vision Gavin Clabaugh C.S. Mott Foundation
    2. 2. Standards <ul><li>The great thing about standards is there are so many to choose from … </li></ul>
    3. 3. Standards - Defined <ul><li>Formal / External Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>802.11b </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RFC821 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>vCard & iCAL </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>XML DTDs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HIPAA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Best Current Practices </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FAQs & Primers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Guidelines and Rules of Thumb </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Decision Guides & Frameworks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lessons Learned (School of Hard knocks) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Standards - Importance <ul><li>Standards: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve and Support Decision-making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplify Budgeting and Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help Justify Expenditures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help Set Priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide External Validation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease Policy Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save time and money and heartache </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make thing easier… </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Standards - Examples <ul><li>Wiring best practices </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Two cables are better than one </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Hardware Lifecycle </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rolling 3 by 3 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Software lifecycle </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strive for 60% / Replace at 40% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Disaster Recovery </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>21 Tape Tower of Hanoi </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Standards – Today’s Tasks <ul><li>What standards are already available? </li></ul><ul><li>What standards need to be developed? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the development process? </li></ul><ul><li>Who should be responsible for the process? </li></ul><ul><li>Who should maintain & update those standards? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the role of NTEN? </li></ul>
    7. 7. Goal: Perennial Standards <ul><li>Are they needed? </li></ul><ul><li>Are they workable for the sector? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they constrain innovation? </li></ul><ul><li>How are they affected by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization size / budget </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Standards – Possible Wish List <ul><li>Hardware Lifecycle </li></ul><ul><li>Application Lifecycle </li></ul><ul><li>Remote Access </li></ul><ul><li>Data Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>CRM/List Management </li></ul><ul><li>CMS / Knowledge Management </li></ul><ul><li>Patching & Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Preventative Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>SLAs & Contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Application Development </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop Standard </li></ul><ul><li>Server Standard </li></ul><ul><li>Notebook Standard </li></ul><ul><li>Network Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul><ul><li>User Support/Helpdesk </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster Recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Business Continuity </li></ul><ul><li>Security (AV/SPAM) </li></ul>

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