Cost-cutting, social media, cloud hosting: All in a day's work for Amnesty International's IT dept

Silicon interviews Head of IT Kamesh Patel on how technology is supporting the cause of global human rights. The emphasis on growing digital engagement with contributors, members and partners has driven the organisation to look at how it can improve its ability to call people to action and generate income via its online presence. This has meant putting a secure platform in place, with Claranet's private cloud infrastructure, and the organisation plans to build on this foundation with a new Amnesty International website to go live by the end of 2011.

The move to Claranet has increased uptime and improved security... [we can] better cope with spikes in demand for the website during popular campaigns... This [private cloud] platform with Claranet is really the underpinning piece which will enable that to happen well. Kamesh Patel, Head of IT, Amnesty International

Article: Cost-cutting, social media, cloud hosting: All in a day's work for Amnesty Internatonal's IT dept

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