April 18, 2013
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
CSI Spadina, Connector Room, 215 Spadina Avenue
Innoweave (an initiative of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, SiG, and partners) and Sustainability Network are teaming-up to offer an in-depth workshop on Cloud Computing for Toronto-area non-profit organizations.
In this workshop, organizations will learn how to plan and budget for Cloud Computing and how to choose solutions that could increase the impact of their work while saving time and money. Intended for leadership teams of organizations, this workshop offers more than just information on cloud computing - it provides the space and support for teams to work through their first few stages of implementation. This workshop helps organizations determine what they need to achieve with their technology and how to decide among a range of technology solutions.
Cost: $300/organization (each organization should send 2-4 people)
To sign up, visit http://www.innoweave.ca/en/workshops/cloud-computing/511be597-0494-4e71-....
Applications are due March 22nd. Space is limited.
What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing refers to a new way of using the Internet to store data, run software, and access computing power. Cloud computing is revolutionizing the way the technology sector distributes products and services, and is dramatically changing the way organizations approach their information and communication technology. You may already be familiar with common cloud computing solutions such as web-based email, shared calendars, or cloud-based file management. This workshop will help you think strategically about implementing these types of solution and more.
What are the benefits of Cloud Computing?
Transitioning to cloud computing permits staff to access documents remotely, better track interactions with contacts, and manage email accounts and calendars from anywhere and with multiple devices. It can also save organizations time and money, as the cost of software upgrades, data storage, and network monitoring is often taken-on by cloud-based tool providers.
Participants in the workshop will also be eligible to apply for small Innoweave implementation grants (to be launched later this spring).