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Nortel Pullout Hits Laptop-for-Poor-Nations Program Hard | Embassy - Canada's Foreign Policy Newspaper: "owever, Nortel was forced to file for bankruptcy protection in January and, according to officials, has ceased its involvement in the OLPC program.'As

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Share Your Green Tech Story and Win a Laptop or Tablet!

Tech Soup Blog

Interested in winning a free refurbished laptop or tablet? Dell Core Windows 7 Laptop from InterConnection. HP EliteBook 8440p Core i5 Windows 7 Laptop from PCRR. Both laptops come preloaded with Microsoft Office 2010, a Windows operating system, and Microsoft Security Essentials. Are you … A U.S. organization doing innovative and inspiring work in the social sector? Using TechSoup products or educational resources to stay GREEN ?

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Share Your Green Tech Story and Win a Laptop or Tablet!

Tech Soup Blog

Interested in winning a free refurbished laptop or tablet? Dell Core Windows 7 Laptop from InterConnection. HP EliteBook 8440p Core i5 Windows 7 Laptop from PCRR. Both laptops come preloaded with Microsoft Office 2010, a Windows operating system, and Microsoft Security Essentials. Are you … A U.S. organization doing innovative and inspiring work in the social sector? Using TechSoup products or educational resources to stay GREEN ?

4 Tech Solutions To Better Collaboration For Nonprofits

TechImpact

Adopting an all-in-one cloud service solution can enable mobile access to work materials, team conversations, and shared calendars from a tablet, smartphone, or laptop. General Tech application apps cloud collaboration conferencing file sharing mobile smartphone tablet technology Image courtesy of The Journal. A connected nonprofit is a successful nonprofit when it comes to collaborating and working in teams.

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Computerless February 20, 2007 My laptop is in the shop. It’s a lucky thing my partner has a laptop I can beg and borrow (stealing might cause issues.) It might even arrive before the laptop gets out of the shop. If my house is clean, my filing done, and my laundry folded, you can bet the ‘net is down and I’m grumpy about it.

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Goodbye Microsoft…

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Goodbye Microsoft… March 29, 2007 Just today, I received in the mail some Sony Vaio Picturebook laptops, courtesy of Gavin’s regular potlatch program. They have a site, with the URL: [link] which is a link to a windows.exe file, which is a simple, sweet Debian installer. That install got borked when the laptop shutdown accidentally.

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Wiki Syntax madness

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I have become a complete devotee of Dokuwiki , which I use locally on my laptop, for my to do lists, notes, etc. I love it because it’s really easy to set up and back up (it’s all files, not in a database,) and it’s has draft autosaves (yay!). Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Wiki Syntax madness November 26, 2007 As most people deeply imbedded in Web 2.0,

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Cloud Integration Solutions – What’s the Deal?

Connection Cafe

Finally, using those APIs discussed above, an integration solution is able to actually connect the source system to the destination system so that data can be exchanged directly – and bidirectionally – eliminating the need for data files.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Portecting IP of Appexchange Packages Portecting IP of Appexchange Packages Last Updated on Saturday, 15 September 2007 11:30 Written by Steve Saturday, 15 September 2007 08:18 I was just getting my laptop ready for Dreamforce and noticed changes to the Eclipse Apex plugin. This entry was posted on Saturday, September 15th, 2007 at 8:18 am and is filed under CRM , Technology.

Digital Asset Management (DAM) Software for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Storing/organizing digital assets : you most likely do on your laptop(s), SharePoint, Google Drive, DropBox, etc. Meaning, there is not one single source of truth, no one person knows exactly where all files are stored, what the latest version is, if an asset is 100% on brand, who created it, etc. . Sharing digital assets : you most likely do by sharing a DropBox link, sending files via WeTransfer or email, etc. Digital Asset Management (DAM) Software for Nonprofits.

Benefits of ERP Agency Software

Vertex Systems

They can upload notes and case files via a tablet or laptop while still in the field. We’ve talked in the past about the benefits that you should look for in ERP agency software. Rehab agencies are a lot more complex than they were just 20 short years ago.

4 Ways To Optimize Your Nonprofit’s Donation Page

TechImpact

Your donation page should offer a donation suggestions, and a filed for “other” and a secure way for that person to complete that transaction. You want individuals to donate now, not wait until they get back to their laptop or desktop computers! Image courtesy of Generation X Financial. Most, if not all, nonprofit organizations have donation pages. They are the crux of your nonprofit’s fundraising campaigns. The end of the journey for potential donors.

The Changing Landscape of Nonprofit Technology (and What It Means for Your Org)

Connection Cafe

A recent report from TechSoup found that beyond email and file storage, most nonprofits are reluctant to embrace the cloud for their other organizational needs. In today’s environment, most applications can now be accessed immediately with only an Internet connection from your laptop, smartphone or tablet The complex and time consuming installation process has been replaced with a simple login that allows us instant access to the tools we need to do our jobs.

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4 Digestible Cloud Computing Facts

TechImpact

A great example of an IaaS is Amazon Web Services which provides users the ability to store, backup, and access files and information. An older laptop or tablet can access a cloud just as quickly as the latest and greatest laptop can. Image courtesy of pixavi. With the advent of cloud computing, gobs of information is undoubtedly thrown your way daily.

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iPhone owners: Anyone solved the multi-Mac dilemma?

Judi Sohn

I use Spanning Sync to keep iCal and Address Book on the laptop in sync with iCal and Address Book on the Mac (and in sync with Google Calendar and Gmail). I use DropBox to make sure I have important files with me (and to hold my 1Password keychain file s o my login passwords are automatically synced ). I’ll meet folks on my trip, enter their contact info into my phone and have no way of transferring that info to my laptop until I get home.

Looks like it's time for a new iMac

Judi Sohn

My most important work files are copied to an Amazon S3 disk via JungleDisk. I save files to DropBox now out of habit. And I have my laptop and iPhone. Yesterday and last night, we had some nasty storms. Woke up this morning to blinking clocks, which means we had a short power failure at some point. I don't shut my iMac down at night because that's when backup jobs run. The not even 2 year old iMac is connected to a UPS battery backup.

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Looks like it's time for a new iMac

Judi Sohn

My most important work files are copied to an Amazon S3 disk via JungleDisk. I save files to DropBox now out of habit. And I have my laptop and iPhone. Yesterday and last night, we had some nasty storms. Woke up this morning to blinking clocks, which means we had a short power failure at some point. I don't shut my iMac down at night because that's when backup jobs run. The not even 2 year old iMac is connected to a UPS battery backup.

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Why Google Might Be the Answer to Your Problems

NonProfit Hub

That means you can access any of your files anywhere, whether you’re on your work computer, phone, laptop or tablet—as long as you have your login info and an internet connection, you’re set. At Nonprofit Hub, we use Google for everything—and I mean everything. From our calendars, to our email accounts, to important documents and spreadsheets, Google is our best friend. And why wouldn’t it be?

The Ins and Outs of Remote Work for Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

Get your employees set up with an encrypted laptop and make sure they sign into a secure VPN to help protect extremely sensitive IPs. Leverage email and collaboration tools that allow users to securely access office applications and share files using computers and mobile devices. You never thought remote work would be the new norm for today’s workforce. But in the last ten years, telecommuting has grown by 140 percent. Nonprofits have joined the trend.

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Securing USB drives

Robert Weiner

Last month I posted a list of best practices for managing a database and discussed, among other things, protecting data on USB drives and laptops. Else encrypted files may be lost when someone leaves the organization (or dies, for instance). I think the best solution is to take steps to keep sensitive data off laptops and desktops.

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Cake vs. Symfony

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I set up both on my laptop, and tried out some really simply app development. In Cake, the database build is separate from the application building (you do it yourself), whereas in Symfony, you use Symfony to build the database with schema files written in YAML. In my new explorations of PHP web application development, it seemed a good idea to get a look at both CakePHP and Symfony. Both of them seem to be PHP’s answer to Ruby on Rails.

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Design a Fundraising Appeal that Raises More this December

Connection Cafe

Responsive design automatically detects the device being used (mobile phone, tablet, laptop) and reformats the email. Use smaller image file sizes so they don’t take long to download on mobile devices. Email is one of the most important communication channels for your nonprofit. It also happens to be the top driver of online donations , generating 35% of gifts. However, designing an email campaign or appeal today is very different than it was even five years ago.

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6 Device Security Tips to Keep Your Data Safe

Tech Soup Blog

After all, it doesn't matter how good your antivirus is if someone can get hold of your computer and snoop through your files (or load it up with cat pictures). A cable lock, like this one from Kensington , is an easy, affordable way to keep your laptop from becoming a target of theft. Kensington sells a variety of keyed and combination locks , but many require your laptop to have a Kensington Security Slot.

The world gets smaller with digital magazines

Judi Sohn

For example, if I download a magazine to my iMac, I can’t read the same file from my laptop. I’ve long been a fan of digital magazines. No clutter, no waiting until the mailman decides to deliver the latest issue. Most of my personal subscriptions are through Zinio if it’s an available option. The big downside to Zinio is their ridiculously draconian DRM. I have to re-download the issue, even if I used the same login/account from both computers.

The continuing saga of the new T400S

Robert Weiner

The continuing story of my new Thinkpad T400S laptop. After transferring my data and software using Laplink (and after figuring out that I had to decrypt my files first) I found that everything was owned by some mystery account. I couldn't access my files or apps from my account or the Administrator account. Once I got my stuff moved over I started playing with the laptop and found that it had no sound.

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Once Just Isn???t Enough| How to Keep Constituents Engaged Beyond their First Visit

Connection Cafe

Make sure you have a signup sheet, flyer, tablet, or laptop at the event. The Online Marketing Benchmark Study released by Blackbaud in 2013 found that the median amount raised per email address on file is $13. How many of your constituents fit into this category? They visitedwhether through an event, your website, or by going to your actual organizationand had a positive experience, but they just haven’t gotten around to coming back to donate or volunteer.

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Come Rain, Sleet, or Snow: How Does Your Nonprofit Work When Mother Nature Acts Up?

Idealware

While some of Idealware''s staff have laptops that can easily be taken home when a storm hits, many of us (myself included) can''t say we''d want to do the same with our desktop computers, and that can complicate matters. This is also a time to think about how your data is stored -- can staff members access the files they need when they''re at home?

Should Nonprofits Focus on Email or Facebook?

Connection Cafe

Almost everyone in this country who uses the internet at all has an email account, whether they access it by phone, tablet or laptop. . When you set up a Facebook ad campaign, you have the option to upload a set of email addresses as a “custom audience” Facebook will then match your list with the email addresses it has on file, letting you target content directly at those specific people. A question I have often heard: should nonprofits focus on email or Facebook?

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The Best Tablet for Business Use

Connection Cafe

Five years ago, it was the laptop. It doesn’t replace my laptop, but I sure get a lot of use out of it. –Tom Dropbox - managing files across devices, access to documents when on the road, or quickly sharing files with others. Twenty years ago, everyone brought pen and paper to meetings. Now, look around the conference table and you’ll see smartphones and tablets.

The case of the missing (project) manager.

Idealware

My face was bathed in the blue glow from the laptop's screen. I think the hope is that by hiring a consultant or firm to run and manage a project (donor database, file storage system, etc), the nonprofit won't take up valuable staff time, the consultant will work their technical voodoo, and come back with a system that is perfectly configured, easy to use, and ready to be used by all staff with a bit of training. It was a dark and stormy night.

Keep Your Data Safe: The Joy of Locking Your Computer

Tech Soup Blog

Let's say you're working remotely at your favorite café down the street from your apartment and you get up to put in an order for a late breakfast, forgetting to lock your laptop. During that brief moment, a low-key cybervillian could easily stick a USB drive into your computer and copy any sensitive files about you — or your organization — and leave undetected. On an external keyboard or older laptops, press Ctrl+Shift+Eject.

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Technology for the Location Agnostic

Connection Cafe

Your files could only be found in massive file cabinets. Actually the first laptops hit the market 20 years ago and cell phones started shrinking in the early 1990s. The Internet and options for storing files outside of standard onsite servers became available around the same. Laptops. Author: Cheryl Black. A couple years ago I learned about some crazy happenings at the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio : they didn't go to work. WHAT!? Awesome.

3 Superhuman Ways Donor Management Software Can Improve Your Organization’s Fundraising Efforts

NonProfit Hub

Right, of course that data is in an Excel file on the Invisible Man’s laptop, wherever he is. Gretchen Barry is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and the Director of Marketing of NonProfitEasy. She has been a leader in corporate communications and marketing for 20+ years. Gretchen has published numerous articles related to charitable giving and is a passionate advocate for public schools.

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Five Tech Tips for Every Executive Director

NTEN

Evernote lets me organize files, web sites, pictures, audio, and notes, from any device. I can retrieve these items from my phone, my tablet, my laptop, or any computer with a browser. Another resource that lets you work on the files you want, when you want, is Dropbox. I can also email a link to the file to anyone else, like a collaborator on the document or a staff member that needs a copy.

Be a Tech Road Warrior: Gadgets and Tools for Working While Traveling

Tech Soup Blog

But then, your coworker calls and informs you that your donation page is broken, your organization's CRM just ate half of its entries, and the kitchen dishwasher is flooding… Guess you probably should pack along your laptop. Services that let you create or share documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and other files can help you stay productive while you're on the road. Luckily, I backed it up before I left on my laptop, but I lost all the photos I took on my trip.

The Bring Your Own Device Nightmare

Idealware

Many organisations allow their workers to bring their own PCs, USB hard drives, memory sticks, laptops and, more recently, smartphones and tablets. a USB device, laptop or CD) should be encrypted. This can be achieved through configuring a Windows Group Policy Object with a.ADM file on your server, dedicated software or end point removable media software. This option permits devices and allows data to be copied out but forcibly encrypts files (or folders) automatically.

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Your Online Account Has Been Compromised — Now What?

Tech Soup Blog

It contained a link to a file that presumably downloads more malware, hosted on a compromised website. Although I was not able to immediately pinpoint how the breach occurred, I speculated it was via a laptop I had used earlier that day. Knowing that, I made sure the laptop was no longer online by disconnecting the laptop's network cable and shutting off its WiFi. I made sure that the laptop had updated definitions, which I loaded from another computer.

Infographic: How Tech Changed The Way We Work

TechImpact

Americans used to dread the sound of the the a rattling filing cabinet. Smart phones, tablets, laptop computers, and desktop computers are synonymous with work. Now, it’s the sound of computer fans revving up and our operating system beeping on that has has us cringing some mornings. There’s no denying the fact that technology has changed the way Americans work. The internet, too, has made work possible. Have you ever been in an office when the internet goes down?

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Mobile Workers and Data Loss Prevention

Tech Soup Blog

Lifehacker , a popuplar blog on technology and productivity, had a post last week on lessons learned from a stolen laptop. As someone who travels frequently, often alone to crowded places where one must exercise a high level of caution, losing my laptop or phone is something I think about a lot. These are basically files that act as containers, that are mounted and dismounted using a passphrase, and would look like separate drives to which you save your data.

Favorite Software and Hardware for Museums and History Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's hardware programs offer both new and factory-refurbished commercial-grade laptop and desktop computers to our members. Our f actory-refurbished laptop and desktop computers provide high-quality IT equipment at less than half the price of equivalent new equipment. Get the tech you need to realize your mission! TechSoup offers many donated and discounted products for nonprofit museums and history organizations, such as historical sites and societies, of every type.

Office Greening for the Holidays: Closing Up Shop

Tech Soup Blog

Obviously, you can't shut down the server running your website or email, but do you need the file server or the print server running? According to Green Home Huddle "Your cell phone charger, iPod charger, laptop charger, etc. keep drawing electricity even if your phone/iPod/laptop/etc isn't charging. If your organization is like many others in the U.S., your office may be closed for several days during the upcoming weeks.

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Three Work Habits to Break in the New Year

Beaconfire Wire

Put down your laptop or phone in meetings, and try closing your email for periods of time during the day while you focus on other tasks. Start by opening up a file that you need to work on and spending five minutes on it. A new year is upon us and we would be remiss to not use this new beginning as an opportunity to break free of some of our unhealthy and inefficient work habits. Read on for some some simple tips on how to have a more productive year. Stop Multitasking.

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Learning and Development: The Presidential Debate Edition

Gyrus

” With this in mind, and my trusty laptop timer working as a moderator, I will now begin. Establish the time commitment your organization needs to ready your data for the impending change, collect together your SCORM files and exterior learning objects, extract a first round export of your company’s HRIS, and by all means identify all the components in any legacy LMS software you may be using. Learning and Development: The Presidential Debate Edition.