Cloud computing has becomes a popular topic in the nonprofit sector. Maintaining out-of-date technology is both costly and time consuming. More and more nonprofits have been adopting a cloud first strategy to reduce costs and increase productivity.
A spate of high-profile public and private cloud security breaches is helping to push advancements in security such as encryption. Here's a look at 7 ways the cloud may be the largest driver of IT security today.
Adopting cloud computing doesn't necessarily improve the bottom line. But cloud computing promotes greater profitability when corporate leaders trust the technology, according to a Google-sponsored report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
The Muscular Dystrophy Association has jettisoned several manual business processes and legacy technologies in favor of cloud software as the nonprofit organization seeks greater operational efficiencies at a lower cost. The IT modernization, which includes email, CRM, human resources and several other business functions, has galvanized the organization's nearly 800 employees, says CIO Jeannine Houlihan, who joined MDA from Motorola Mobility in 2014.
Computers and technology have enabled humans to work faster than ever before. Their ability to centralize and organize information, files, and data imperative to your nonprofit is essential to the success of your mission.
Can your nonprofit even measure its return on investments (ROI)? Putting together an ROI report can be time consuming, but can also lead to great data and help you find ways to trim costs without shirking quality.
In this modern age of consumerism, it’s been left to popular culture to try and explain complex and controversial ideas. However, this has perhaps never failed us more than in the recent film starring Jason Segal and Cameron Diaz.
While it’s the protagonist’s ignorance to what the cloud actually is that causes the calamity, and ultimately lends the film its charm, but its portrayal of what the cloud actually is couldn’t be more wrong and detrimental to the service. It’s this portrayal of the cloud as an abstract, impossible to fathom entity that causes people to be weary of the cloud.
What nonprofits should understand is that the cloud is not only helpful, it can be organization altering. It has the power to connect departments of an organization and empower employees to work from anywhere.
Here are more specifics on exactly why you should stop paying attention to pop culture, and start warming up to the cloud.