Not-for-profits and cloud computing seem to be made for one another.
The cloud IT delivery model is well suited to not-for-profits (NFPs) for a
number of reasons, according to an article on CMO.com. There are little to no
upfront costs with cloud services and consumption is usually billed on a
monthly subscription basis, allowing for predictable budgeting.
There are also fewer IT staff requirements; this is ideal for NFPs who might
not have the resources to hire skilled technical staff. In the specific case
of server hardware, no servers need to be purchased, maintained, or recycled
with a cloud service.
Other tangible benefits of the cloud for NFPs include rapid deployment of
services, and the convenience of being able to use the service from any
location - ideal for staff and volunteers.
Technology information resource for NFPs and libraries, Techsoup.org, makes a ... (more)
With cloud computing, more users and an increase in data bring with it the
challenges associated with disaster recovery and business continuity. All
distributed systems have to be checked and the data points must all be
monitored. In working with these more complex data centers, many
administrators are turning to the cloud and virtualization to help them
create a more robust DR plan, according to an article on
A well-planned out cloud and virtualization solution can truly help any
organization create a more agile environment. There are inherent benefits ... (more)
Hewlett-Packard doesn't shy away from taking a few cheap shots every now and
again, and its latest line of servers, called Moonshot, proves it.
HP has introduced a new line of servers that could be considered a major game
changer in terms of power consumption and the cloud.
HP's new servers consume 89 percent less power and cost 77 percent less to
purchase than comparable HP servers. The new line of servers, called
Moonshoot, could help CIOs uncover greater savings from cloud computing,
according to an article on PCMag.com.
"Finding more cost-efficient servers is key and vital to ... (more)
Few things in this world are guaranteed, but when it comes to the health of a
small business, guaranteeing you're backed up in the event of a disaster is
of the utmost importance.
There are so many ways that cloud computing can streamline a business, yet
one real advantage often goes overlooked until it's too late, according to an
article on BDaily.co.
It would be difficult to think of many organizations that could stay afloat
for long periods of time where crucial information and technology was
unattainable, especially for small businesses.
Following the increasing impact of na... (more)
It seems it's in the best interest of the U.S. government to have its
employees hit the road.
A recent study uncovered how a mobile federal workforce is one that is more
productive and cost-effective. But getting from here to there, however,
Federal agencies and taxpayers benefit from a mobile federal workforce, but
outdated infrastructure restricts mobile potential and productivity gains,
according to a survey by MeriTalk, a public-private partnership focused on
improving the outcomes of government IT.
The study indicated federal employees are taking advanta... (more)