Higher goals get dragged down by Tech: The NPO story

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If you are a smaller Not-for-Profit, it is likely that your organization has been driven from its inception by individuals strongly motivated with a passion for their cause or humanitarian goal. As a result, it is also possible that the leadership has little interest in developing the administrative technology infrastructure that is necessary for any organization to function in the …

Password basics people still ignore

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You can have all the locks on your data center and have all the network security available, but nothing will keep your data safe if your employees are careless with passwords. 1. Change Passwords – Most security experts recommend that companies change out all passwords every 30 to 90 days. 2. Require passwords that mix upper and lowercase, number, and …

The Cloud: Are there security issues?

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For many, the idea of offloading their data to another physical/virtual location can seem like a security risk. It seems counter intuitive that moving data away from “ home” is safer. But is that really true? Any server stored at your location is probably more physically vulnerable than one protected in a large server farm. If you had a fire, …

How the cloud saves smaller firms money

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OK. You pay someone to store all of your data in the cloud, as opposed to keeping it on your own server and backing it up. And you pay on an ongoing basis. How is that possibly going to be cheaper than just making a one-time investment and keeping it your self? Let’s count the ways: (1) You lose the …