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Are you considering using the Cloud at your nonprofit organization? What are some implications of the use of the Cloud for nonprofits and social justice movements?cckm524gkczf6jkqm1mc9yetedopr80t

(Hold up, if first you want to get caught up on “What is the Cloud?“? Read from Mashable or LearnFree.)cw8a57iz9svv3jdl5myziqtsgggekalm

Calling it “The Cloud” is misleadings6vbab3b0kncijrbzpxh1vpx58p3154j

The Cloud is sold as a nicely packaged solution to store your data in one secure place. The reality of our current Cloud use is different. Really, the Cloud is a densely fragmented patchwork of services, models, and tools that you use online to store, edit, and share information.nsxy5s8yzgxdlwhr5ts7i7hxjysail2w

As technology users and consumers, and as social justice workers, we like to think about how storing and sharing information online may effect our organization or the people we serve.es24a7uqukk7s4znz511zd8lxk9jij6m

We’ve put together a few thoughts over time. The following list is by no means all inclusive but hopefully presented as a path to start conversations. We are inspired to collaborate with you around the awareness of shared responsibility as activists using Cloud technologies.uhsermp8ouvcg828rdhukk86lxicbw2v

Aspiration’s Cloud Considerations Checklistiruty1x5s123zswge6uljnb4p1qs67wf

1. Follow the Hollywood Marriage Rulej12a0mz9kp7c30svxv1u1w5se8n0yli8

Technology relationships do not last forever. Technology changes. every. day. When selecting technology, think in terms of future seperations.7w0g5holjbcgt66caakyzds4vyvjoo0l

Questions to consider…uax4bdvx0xy1iukb5822ftwfd6mlvqjf

  • Can we get our data out?indayq29h0k5q0gs0ok6urjrcxcm2b1b
  • Is our data really our data, or did we give it over to someone else?60tx34rlym79gpusvm3rb86lu5kosfko
  • Is our data secure?zhysa9l5mnt7stra2ax86e423xl1wogl
  • Who else can see our data on this technology?ncwggnsh39gt00nsfqyu5vaemoc3mt0z

2. The Cloud offers real benefits, but much remains unsolvedb4fu4j0dof4jiiyy1iskkxba6qihg1sh

Benefits6ty54uft979hjscu9yozmzccmf5wt8iq Unresolvedc6wtsq4nrtel9h8c5wp3lg07m6whku2m
Makes new collaborations possible
Increases availability of info
Improves efficieny in communciation
Allows for mobility
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Maintaining unified online identity
Undetermined control of data
Unclear third party actors
Fuzzy open standards
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3. Most cloud solutions are uniquely unleveraged relationshipsz5nycpez47d046a82n90u9jhk3s5c532

Most cloud providers hold too many cards. They are uniquely leveraged in how much data they have and what they can do with it. Better checks and balances systems need to be put in place.26awqg1ibn19y1nj65jrly0bzqvzxzkq

4. Your DATA is your digital power8182vu7csrovnq10j22vje5myh30nkkl

Putting organizations files, contacts, and data in the cloud raises rather than lowers the stakes on protecting it. If it really matters, keep-up-to-date versions locally, along with Plan B.8ty1xfrgkfa4rxfgk99mj5gbn6iqfyod

5. The Cloud is in diaperse7wplsyajjx8imtfx7sqhm455xrsn18r

The idea of the cloud is still young. Don’t trailblaze or make big bets if you don’t have too. Rather, model on others’ success. Time will tell and teach.kkbvq6nninjupspea5sux2rhn5zuumq4

Nonprofit Brainstorm: What’s in Your Cloud?qy9jv1uhz8ogxhmw5lbgd1et5w8e289i

Before considering the Cloud or reviewing your current Cloud use, a good place to start is figuring out where you currenty put all your data as an organization. Start with these questions:g1l5tk4odltjusy82bejiem8s1ki0ql7

  • Where do you have accounts online?brnybe1mgdgydku4sssg4h6b98qgxguz
  • Where do you put files online or contact information?zm2lgr8gxy3k3qq347s21wa48gfzliub
  • What internet services are you using to house your data?0ebljcal7n8u7hmj7fiu276uy7e8ffh6

When you start by taking an inventory of where you are at, you can get a real sense of where you stand rather than getting paranoid (or nihilistic) about your cloud use ;).qin7zv2alidx4ahel53f7jwr4cqdwfcd

NptechReality

Thank you to Gunner for sharing his tips on the Cloud through many nonprofit technology trainings and inspiring the blog post. Thank you to Jessica Steimer for helping to get our data house in order.6g3zack430jucqt6dekc01jfrh0d22fz

Resources78cyvymrv7omhgq4elam1tenh7gnvhlt

What are other things to consider before putting your data in the cloud?8emwgqticebydf5e3brgwpi0wuj93id1

until next time,
misty
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(original) View Italiano translation

anothercloud

Are you considering using the Cloud at your nonprofit organization? What are some implications of the use of the Cloud for nonprofits and social justice movements?

(Hold up, if first you want to get caught up on “What is the Cloud?“? Read from Mashable or LearnFree.)

Calling it “The Cloud” is misleading

The Cloud is sold as a nicely packaged solution to store your data in one secure place. The reality of our current Cloud use is different. Really, the Cloud is a densely fragmented patchwork of services, models, and tools that you use online to store, edit, and share information.

As technology users and consumers, and as social justice workers, we like to think about how storing and sharing information online may effect our organization or the people we serve.

We’ve put together a few thoughts over time. The following list is by no means all inclusive but hopefully presented as a path to start conversations. We are inspired to collaborate with you around the awareness of shared responsibility as activists using Cloud technologies.

Aspiration’s Cloud Considerations Checklist

1. Follow the Hollywood Marriage Rule

Technology relationships do not last forever. Technology changes. every. day. When selecting technology, think in terms of future seperations.

Questions to consider…

  • Can we get our data out?
  • Is our data really our data, or did we give it over to someone else?
  • Is our data secure?
  • Who else can see our data on this technology?

2. The Cloud offers real benefits, but much remains unsolved

Benefits Unresolved
Makes new collaborations possible
Increases availability of info
Improves efficieny in communciation
Allows for mobility
Maintaining unified online identity
Undetermined control of data
Unclear third party actors
Fuzzy open standards

3. Most cloud solutions are uniquely unleveraged relationships

Most cloud providers hold too many cards. They are uniquely leveraged in how much data they have and what they can do with it. Better checks and balances systems need to be put in place.

4. Your DATA is your digital power

Putting organizations files, contacts, and data in the cloud raises rather than lowers the stakes on protecting it. If it really matters, keep-up-to-date versions locally, along with Plan B.

5. The Cloud is in diapers

The idea of the cloud is still young. Don’t trailblaze or make big bets if you don’t have too. Rather, model on others’ success. Time will tell and teach.

Nonprofit Brainstorm: What’s in Your Cloud?

Before considering the Cloud or reviewing your current Cloud use, a good place to start is figuring out where you currenty put all your data as an organization. Start with these questions:

  • Where do you have accounts online?
  • Where do you put files online or contact information?
  • What internet services are you using to house your data?

When you start by taking an inventory of where you are at, you can get a real sense of where you stand rather than getting paranoid (or nihilistic) about your cloud use ;).

NptechReality

Thank you to Gunner for sharing his tips on the Cloud through many nonprofit technology trainings and inspiring the blog post. Thank you to Jessica Steimer for helping to get our data house in order.

Resources

What are other things to consider before putting your data in the cloud?

until next time,
misty



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