Topic: Latest Nonprofit Cloud Strategies
Date: Wednesday June 21st 2017
Community IT has held many webinars on moving to the cloud and posted many resources on cloud solutions over the years. This month, President and CEO Johan Hammerstrom catches us up to date on the improvements, fads, and hiccups in this fast moving area of technology.
Johan discusses the costs and design concerns for cloud hosting and software options, including Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) and Software as a service (SAAS). His focus is on costs for migration, support, hosting, and hidden costs even for “free” cloud platforms for nonprofits; functionality and usability issues; and especially security.
If you’ve moved to the cloud and want to know the upgrades available, if you’ve partially moved to the cloud and want to know your next steps, if you’ve moved to the cloud and you’re unhappy with what you are getting, Johan will walk you through the options, costs, and benefits. Community IT Innovators has developed extensive experience supporting our large and medium sized clients in adopting cloud solutions, and you can use what we’ve learned.
Johan Hammerstrom has always been interested in using technology as a force for good that can improve our world. He studied Chemistry, Physics and Biology at Stanford University and went on to study Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University and received a Masters Degree.
He left academic science and pursued a career in Information Technology with the express goal of improving our communities and our world. He started at Community IT in 1999 as a Network Administrator, and has been a Network Engineer, a Team Lead, the Director of Services, Vice President of Services, Chief Operating Officer, President, and beginning July 2015 President and CEO.
Working directly with over 200 nonprofit organizations, to help them plan around and use technology to accomplish their missions, has been one of the most positive and rewarding experiences of his life.