Microsoft's Ecohero: How Sean Nicholson Is Saving the Earth

Tech Soup Blog

Last year, Sean's programs supplied a million low-cost licenses for Microsoft Windows, Office, and other applications to 5,000 commercial and noncommercial refurbishers. Access to the Internet and computers is still a serious issue for most people in the developing world and even the U.S. This interest may have been kindled when he was an ICT advisor to the government of Namibia before he came to Microsoft. You've heard of the Incredible Hulk and Green Lantern.

Nonprofit Technology News: 2013 Year in Review

Tech Soup Blog

This virtual desktop solution connects to a nonprofit or school’s existing computer system very quickly and allows older computers to run Windows 7 and Windows applications as well as new PCs. It allows charities to get to your applications and files from virtually anywhere there is Internet on many kinds of devices - PCs, Macs, and mobile devices of various kinds. Big Data and the Internet of Things.

Why Building Resilient Networks Matter

Beth Kanter

They had no internet access and – most distressingly for me – no phone service at all. Then, one of his cousins texted directions based on a new smartphone application called “Waze,” which crowdsources data from nearby drivers to create real-time traffic and road reports and find the best routes. This puts New York City’s economic disparity on par with places like Sierra Leone or Namibia.