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Cloud Computing: Benefits and Barriers

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TechSoup Global recently released the findings from our 2012 Global NGO Cloud Survey, which collected more than 10,500 responses from nonprofits, libraries, and NGOs from 88 countries around the world. This is the first technology survey of NGOs and libraries worldwide and provides a baseline for their readiness to take advantage of new cloud-based technologies.

This webinar featured Patrick Callihan, Executive Director of Tech Impact. He discusses the primary motivations and barriers that nonprofits, libraries, and NGOs have for moving their IT to the cloud.

The survey's surprising results will enable the NGO sector to make more informed decisions about cloud computing adoption. It will also help capacity-building organizations, funders, corporate donors, and partners develop programs that maximize the potential of these technologies.

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Patrick Calihan is currently the executive director of Tech Impact. His background includes over 25 years of operations management and technology leadership. During his tenure at NPower PA, Patrick grew the organization by expanding services and adding programs that directly impact the community.

Anna Jaeger, the Director of Microsoft Program and Special Projects, was also the co-founder of the GreenTech Initiative at TechSoup Global. GreenTech’s mission is to help nonprofits and libraries reduce their environmental impact through the effective use of technology, including cloud technologies. Prior to her work on the Cloud Survey, she lead TechSoup Global's IT Applications Department, which implemented and maintained all enterprise software and websites.

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