The Connections Between Social Networks and Cloud Computing. Everyone is talking about “the cloud.”
But what does it mean? Business applications are moving to the cloud. It’s not just a fad—the shift from traditional software models to the Internet has steadily gained momentum over the last 10 years. Looking ahead, the next decade of cloud computing promises new ways to collaborate everywhere, through mobile devices. Life before cloud computing Traditional business applications have always been very complicated and expensive. When you multiply this effort across dozens or hundreds of apps, it’s easy to see why the biggest companies with the best IT departments aren’t getting the apps they need. Cloud computing: a better way With cloud computing, you eliminate those headaches because you’re not managing hardware and software—that’s the responsibility of an experienced vendor like salesforce.com. Glass. ActiveRain Real Estate Network.
Web Portals. Myspace. Shozu. Give your scores a social life. Log in! Social Bookmarks. Technorati. MultiMedia Sharing. Social Gaming. Beemood- my mood. aNobii. Social Blogging. Gowalla. Social Media Resources. Social Source Commons. Problem Statement A great range of resources exist to inform software selection, use and support in NPOs and NGOs, but they are not well connected, and rarely share common formats or metadata.
To date, there is no place for comprehensively mapping the full range of "what's out there" and "who's using what", and in turn aggregating relevant information for tools and categories of tools. There is also no general platform for sharing collective software knowledge in geographic, subsector and other specialized contexts. Anecdotal inquiry and formal research both indicate that software selection in the NPO/NGO sector is usually done by "asking friends what they use". Such "social network" methodology has the built-in advantage of establishing de facto support networks, as those same friends and allies who recommend tools are only a phone call or email away for questions.
Aggregating Software Knowledge for the NPO/NGO Sector. Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware - Social Source Commons. Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a full-featured, web-based, multilingual (35+ languages), tightly integrated, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware, Free Source Software (GNU/LGPL), using PHP, MySQL, Zend Framework, jQuery and Smarty.
It is actively developed by a very large international community. Tiki can be used to create all kinds of Web applications, sites, portals, knowledge base, intranets, and extranets. Tiki offers a very large number of features "out-of-the-box", arguably more than any other Open Source Web Application. Kirtsy / Popular. Google. Orkut by Google. Get an OpenID® Surprise!
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