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Core versus Context: Delivering needed Web Services through the portal

by Rose Hessmiller last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:47 AM
Description of how the RM Portal can delivering needed Web Services through the portal

Providing Web Services to USAID Mission Partner's Through the Portal


Allieviate need for NGOs to have to purchase, install, configure, maintain, support, upgrade IT hardware and software (contextual activities) so that can concentrate on Core organization goals.*

    • Cost-effective workflow/meetings  online across time and distance
    • Reduces paper and travel costs
    • Allows smaller NGOs with less operating budgets to take a collaborative leadership role
    • Report creation, storage, distribution: Content Management System (CMS) re-use knowledge
    • Authoring and Publishing System for funding, marketing
    • Means of creating, posting to the web, sharing, adapting, and re-using emerging multi media content/messages (videos, audio files, slides, pdfs)
    • Web-based interactive Calendaring system
    • E-learning, training tools, marketing, management
    • Mechanism for News feeds
    • Newsletter
    • Collaboration tools: Discussion, Commenting, Forum tools

Core:  directly related to organizations survival

Contextual: Often extraneous and not directly related to mission survival

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