Archive for February, 2010

OFT: Outward facing technology for a school and organization

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Regional schools and not-for-profit organizations often experience problems when it comes to outward facing technology (OFT). One aspect that most share in common is time vs. money. If you have enough time, you do not have enough money and vice-versa. Deploying inexpensive software can save your organization thousands of dollars in the short and long term.

Many organizations and schools hire professional consulting companies when it comes to website design and implementation. Why? Website design is not difficult and you need to consider the return on investment (ROI). However, for organizations that are still challenged in regard to website design, there is open source software.

Open source software is supported by the open source software community. The software is also designed to get the organization up and running within a very short period of time, like one hour. All you need to do is add content (articles) and you have your website looking like a million dollar consulting job.

Attached is a paper I wrote outlining the cost comparisons and software recommendations for creating an inexpensive website. Inexpensive if you consider your time to be free and are paying $3.99 a month for a Linux hosting plan. Jamida will provide great details about what is provided in each tier other their hosting.

The paper will outline how using: Joomla, Moodle, Google Docs , and Gallery can provide your organization with a world class website for pennies a day.

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Regional School Outward Facing Technology any questions or concerns please feel free to email me at . Also feel free to leave comments about this information and if it was helpful to your school or organization.

Thank You,

Mike Kniaziewicz, MIS