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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)

Leveraging Cloud and Virtualization for Disaster Recovery

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 DataCenterKnowledge.com. A well-planned out cloud and virtualization solution can truly help any organization create a more agile environment. There are inherent benefits ... (more)

HP’s Moonshot Could Lower Cloud Computing Costs

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)

Cloud Computing and Disaster Readiness

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)

Mobility, BYOD Expected to Benefit Federal Workforce

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, proves challenging. 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)