[Owasp-board] Microsoft Philanthropy

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Thu Feb 25 05:50:16 UTC 2016


Fantastic, Andrew. I'll take a careful look at this and let you know my 
thoughts next time we speak. Thanks so much for pointing this out to us. 
I do agree it's worth a careful look.

Aloha Andrew!,
  Jim

On 2/24/16 10:26 PM, Andrew van der Stock wrote:
> Hi folks
>
> Microsoft announced last month an expansion of their philanthropic 
> gifting for non-profits. I think we should seriously look into this as 
> part of our transformation. Hopefully, it will spur both Backspace and 
> Google to provide more competitive offerings.
>
> https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2016/01/19/why-we-need-a-public-cloud-for-the-public-good/
>
> Having a single place that can handle e-mail, IaaS, CRM, and provide 
> research spaces for our community is in my view a huge win over trying 
> to maintain at great expense our own effectively on premises solutions 
> in a rack at a provider.
>
> I think it’s time for us to really evaluate how OWASP uses and 
> maintains its IT infrastructure. Many of our firms are already heavy 
> cloud users, and we get good value from not having to maintain our stuff.
>
> thanks
> Andrew
>
>
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