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Allen Gunn

Allen Gunn is executive director of Aspiration (aspirationtech.org) in San Francisco and works to help NGOs, activists, foundations, and software developers make more effective use of technology for social change.
Looking at Clouds from Many Sides

Looking at Clouds from Many Sides

I run a nonprofit called Aspiration that helps foundations and nonprofits use technology more effectively. Nonprofits ask questions about the cloud all the time: What is the cloud? Should we move to the cloud? Is the cloud right for us? Which is the best cloud platform? While the answers to such questions depend on many factors the central message we have to share with organizations is that the issue is not so much when and whether to move to the cloud, but how. Having not only a plan, but also a backup plan, are essential aspects of intentional migration. I