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.
Charity Cloud - http://www.thecharitycloud.co.ukWorkplace Live - http://www.workplacelive.com/
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Using cloud tools to make an impact
in the cloud:using online tools to run yourorganisationIan Goodman@
We will cover What do we mean by the cloud How to move to the cloud What are the benefits of cloud tools What cloud tools are out there Where to get further support/information
Cloud ComputingWhat is it?Cloud computing is the use ofcomputing resources (hardware andsoftware) that are delivered as aservice over the internet.Demystifying the Cloud:What is the Cloud?
• Old-School / Non-cloud: Anelectricity generator, with itsrequirements for space,hardware, petrol, etc., is old-school, or non-cloud.• Cloud: Plugging something intothe mains, and paying a monthlyelectricity bill only for what youuse, is the „cloud‟ way of gettingyour electricity.Simple analogy
Cloud ComputingWhat is it?Two broad categories1. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)- Hostedservers/storage. Can be dedicated or sharedExample Providers• Rackspace, 1& 1• Rise, BT, Think Grid2. Software as a Service (SaaS)– hostedsoftware/applications. Usually shared platformExample Providers• Google Apps – Online Office Tools• SalesForce - Customer RelationshipManagement• Microsoft – Online Services (365)Hardware/Software hosted externally anddelivered via the internet
Reasons for moving to the cloud…Drivers Technological Advances. Hardware more powerful,software more capable, Cloud emerges Economic Climate - More for your money Flexibility - Organisations need to be agile Technically savvy staff/ „social networking‟generation A highly competitive industry e.g.HP/Dell/IBMMS/Google/CiscoApple/Blackberry/Microsoft/AndroidConsequences More new products and “ways of doing things”than at any other time New set of challenges – Decision making,implementation, support & maintenance
What are the key (claimed) advantages?Reduction of on premise hardwareCan prolong the life of the client machinesCentralised managementProvides better Disaster RecoveryMost providers offer a guaranteed up time ofmore than 99%Flexibility – can scale up & downLower cost of ownership??Environmentally Friendly??
• Cost• Scalable• Security• Accessibility• Deviceindependence• No requiredhardwareKey Features
#5Finding the right tool:Lasa Cloud Toolboxwww.ictknowledgebase.org.uk/cloudtoolbox
Finding Cloud tools by function Back Office – including databases, accounting, file management etc Publishing – social media, audio/video, web tools Collaboration – document sharing, project management Events and Meetings – planning, booking, online meetings Big bang approach – move everything to the cloud Charity Cloud Microsoft 365
Further reading… Cloud – what every charity leader should know -http://www.slideshare.net/LasaCharity/cloudsourcing2013 Cloud computing choices for charities -http://www.charitiesmanagement.com/charity-it.html Guardian Voluntary Sector Network- http://www.guardian.co.uk/voluntary-sector-network/2013/feb/11/cloud-future-charities Charity Tech News - http://www.charitytechnews.co.uk/tag/cloud/ ICT Knowledgebase -http://www.ictknowledgebase.org.uk/internetbasedsoftware Moving Your Database to the Cloud: Key Considerations to Prepare Your Move -http://www.nten.org/articles/2013/moving-your-database-to-the-cloud-key-considerations-to-prepare-your-move?