10 Disruptive Technologies You Need to Think About

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Every Wednesday, Gartner does a free webinar on a variety of topics. According to Gartner, the average server uses 65% of its power just sitting idle. Gartner noted that client virtualization is still pretty new, though, and there are kinks to work out. . Gartner agrees.

Crystal Ball: Cloud Computing and SaaS

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Enter Gartner. According to Gartner (and they do consider themselves the authority here), Cloud computing is: A style of computing where scalable and elastic IT-related capabilities are provided as a service to external customers using Internet technologies. The analogy the Gartner analyst used was electricity: As consumers, we don't worry about how electricity gets to our light switch, we just worry about flipping the switch effectively.

IT Budget Cuts: How to Do it Right

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That was the theme of a webinar I attended with the folks from Gartner called "Emergency IT Cost Cutting." Tags: budget gartner itstaff NPTech NTEN Flickr Photo: Steve Wampler I know that -- if you haven't had to already -- many of you are right in the middle of figuring out how to cut your IT budget for the next fiscal year. It stinks, but you have to do what you have to do.

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What is Green IT?

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

For a couple of years now we've been seeing talk of Green IT, and as early as 2007 management consulting giants Gartner and McKinsey were addressing Green issues as a major issue facing IT managers. Tags: nptech greenit

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Devising a Print Management Strategy

Tech Soup Blog

First, the scary stats in the white paper: According to the Gartner Group, an average of 1% to 3% of a company’s annual revenues is consumed by document production. Tags: GreenTech

First Ever Capitol Hill Electronics Collection Day

Tech Soup Blog

As a major asset recovery company, Redemtech readily champions electronics reuse, often citing recent Gartner statistics on the topic: read more.

Technology Trends for Nonprofits in 2011

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1] And not just that, according to Gartner Research, by 2013 mobile phones will take over PC’s as the most common web access device. [2] 2] Gartner Research: ‘Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users, 2010 and Beyond; A New Balance’, Jan 2010. [3] Tags: NPTech NTEN

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Four Great Resources for Foundation Technology

Tech Soup Blog

As someone interested in online communities, I’ve been following the work of the Technology Affinity Group (TAG) for some years. Here’s the way TAG describes itself: "TAG is a membership organization of foundations that promotes the understanding of how information and communications technology can help its members further their philanthropic goals." Get free Gartner research. Find out more about what TAG offers on their members benefits page.

How Carnegie Corporation of New York Got Microsoft Donations Through TechSoup

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She is also on the board of the Technology Affinity Group (TAG). TAG is a membership organization composed of foundation techies who share information about their work in the philanthropy sector. It has great discussion boards, hosts webinars, provides Gartner IT research, and organizes a big annual conference. Loretta actually found out about the new Microsoft donation eligibility rules for foundations through a TAG webinar in January.

Avoiding technology project failure

Idealware

While success rates vary by project size, company size, project nature and so on, technology researchers at Gartner still figure that about half of corporate technology initiatives fail. Tags: CRM Project Management tech planning Usually, we’re all so focused on the good stuff we want to do, it’s hard to step back and consider when and why Information Technology projects go wrong.

Great Resources for Foundation Technology

Tech Soup Blog

As someone interested in online communities, I’ve been following the work of the Technology Affinity Group (TAG) for some years. Here’s the way TAG describes itself: "TAG is a membership organization of foundations that promotes the understanding of how information and communications technology can help its members further their philanthropic goals." Get free Gartner research. Find out more about what TAG offers on their members benefits page.

Virtual Platforms for Good: Empowering Individuals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The flickr stream - photos tagged with macfoundsl and snapzilla stream. Photo UgoTrade Blog. I wanted to highlight a couple of observations that Lucy Bernholz makes in her analysis of yesterday's discussion about philanthropy in Second Life by the MacArthur Foundation.

Has Your Organization Thought Through its Social Media Policy?

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"As the use of virtual environments for business purposes grows, enterprises need to understand how employees are using avatars in ways that might affect the enterprise or the enterprise's reputation," said James Lundy , managing vice president at Gartner, Inc. Tags: dee albritton Leadership Newsletter NPTech NTEN Social Media Dee Albritton, Fast Forward.

Making Smarter Decisions: Five Business Intelligence Myths

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Here's the second problem: As Gartner put it in a webinar I attended, "managers want to dance with their data." Tags: bi business intelligence dashboards data IT Staff NPTech NTEN Flickr Photo: bredgar If you're a frequent reader of this blog, you know that if I could do it all over again, I would have paid more attention in math class.