Cloud for digital inclusion, skills and employability
We have just developed Skillage (http://skillage.eu) an elastic, cloud-based service on Microsoft Azure. Its aimed at helping people to understand their ICT employability skills, and is available in 20 languages(and a few more in the pipeline). Its also on Facebook and formatted for web enabled smartphones. Its now had well over 11,000 uses in first couple of months.
The key point for us (http://www.telecentre-europe.org) as a digital inclusion organisation is that we have been able to create this system quickly, very cost effectively, and with a really high level of functionality. Would this have really been possible before the cloud? An issue for me is that other NGOs haven't really grasped how the cloud could transform their services. NGOs need to have guidance on how the cloud can transform opportunities for them.