Cloud Computing for Non governmental organisations

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shams khan

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Feb 20, 2012, 10:06:20 AM2/20/12
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Hi guys,

I am currently working on my dissertation where I aim to investigate
how cloud computing can empower NGO's.I would appreciate if anyone
could provide me academic papers, studies and/or research that could
help me in relation to this?

Thanks

Akira Akira

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Feb 23, 2012, 7:53:11 AM2/23/12
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Interesting topic. But are you sure Cloud Computing can help NGOs? It seems that the industry is working hard towards not letting Cloud Computing become free, in any sense of freedom.

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David Thai Trung King

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Feb 27, 2012, 7:59:43 AM2/27/12
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From my perspective, empower NGO mean how NGO can utilise Cloud computing resources at minimal cost compare to the traditional approach. Am I right in thinking that what you meant?
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venkat gattamaneni

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Feb 27, 2012, 8:55:10 AM2/27/12
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Hi All,

Yes, Could computing will go with minimal cost, immediate return on investment and with better efficiency then other traditional approaches.

For some NGO's, Salesforce.com is giving free licenses. 1% of their licenses they are giving for NGO's.
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shams khan

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Feb 27, 2012, 9:13:39 AM2/27/12
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Hi thanks for responding to this thread.
And yes david you got it right.
So far what I have gathered is that there are lot me promises/offer for ngo to move on to cloud but still we don't find ngo (small-medium) adopting it.

Patrick Anderson

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Feb 27, 2012, 9:44:09 AM2/27/12
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Akira Akira wrote:
> the industry is working hard towards not letting Cloud Computing
> become free, in any sense of freedom.

NGOs can group together to form a massive Federated Cloud,
but working alone, they cannot achieve the Economy of scale.

A Federated Cloud will allow the "at cost" access because it will
be co-owned by those consumers.

See here for a more thorough analysis:
http://SocialSufficiencyCoalition.BlogSpot.com/2012/02/free-as-in-freedom-production.html


Sincerely,
Patrick Anderson
http://ImputedProduction.BlogSpot.com

David Thai Trung King

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Feb 27, 2012, 9:49:51 AM2/27/12
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Perhap its just a matter of educating the NGO about what it can do with cloud computing, what they can save with it, give examples of what NGO is currently doing with the traditional approach with a comparison to the cloud computing approach. Well if you can find one NGO doing it that would be a good start to showcase to others the benefits, also keep in mind to include the drawbacks depending on the Cloud service provider.

Patrick Anderson

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Feb 27, 2012, 12:44:40 PM2/27/12
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David Thai Trung King wrote:
> the drawbacks depending on the Cloud service provider.

Yes, but what if the NGO *is* the provider?

What are the drawbacks of the provider and the consumer being one-and-the-same?

One I can see is a lack of scale would keep efficiency too low.

But if hundreds of NGOs were to co-own a NGO cloud, then the service
would be under their full control, and they would provide and receive that
service for no more than the real costs of production.

Profit is undefined when Product is ROI.

Consumers, as Investors, can fund the creation of a cloud, and then
accept Product (the services themselves) as payment for that risk.

This perfects competition and eliminates vendor relationship management
since the vendor and customer are the very same group.

Annie Shebano

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Feb 28, 2012, 1:35:36 PM2/28/12
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Shams,
I have compiled 78 references on cloud computing that you could use in your dissertation. I got some of them from my dissertation. My research is about cloud computing resource utilization. The attached file should save you many weeks of research on the topic.

Good luck with your dissertation.
Annie.

references-cloud computing.docx

Ravindra Dastikop

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Feb 28, 2012, 10:20:50 PM2/28/12
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Hello Annie Shebano

Thanks for sharing a good collection of Cloud computing references.

Here in India I teach a cloud computing course in an engineering college. May I share your references with my students and others on my course/home blog

http://cloudcomputingcourse.blogspot.com

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He Rongyu

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Feb 29, 2012, 10:37:05 AM2/29/12
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Hi, Annie
Would you send this references to me ?
Sincerely,
Rongyu He

Annie Shebanow

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Feb 29, 2012, 2:01:50 PM2/29/12
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Please, share the file. It would be great if it helps others in their research projects.

Annie.

shams khan

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Mar 3, 2012, 8:38:02 PM3/3/12
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Thanks Annie for the references

Patrick- Good suggestion , is there anyone currently looking to
explore that option?


On Feb 28, 6:35 pm, Annie Shebano <asheb...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Shams,
> I have compiled 78 references on cloud computing that you could use in your
> dissertation. I got some of them from my dissertation. My research is about
> cloud computing resource utilization. The attached file should save you
> many weeks of research on the topic.
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> Good luck with your dissertation.
> Annie.
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> > how cloud computing can empower NGO's.I would appreciate if anyone
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> > help me in relation to this?
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Manibala Sinha

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Mar 9, 2012, 9:18:50 AM3/9/12
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Hi
Is there anyone is working on Cloud User Role. I need some references, to work over.
Thank you for your help in advance. 

With Best Regards,
Manibala Sinha
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