Securing productivity, collaboration and enterprise data is critically important as organizations digitally transform. Today’s cloud and mobile technology is enabling companies to reshape their business and capitalize on the digital transformation impacting us all.
On stage Tuesday at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, Facebook Chief Information Officer Tim Campos announced that the social network chose to buy Microsoft Office 365 for its employees because “Microsoft got cool again.”
Big data and business intelligence (BI) use to be only for enterprise companies. Now, however, thanks to Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint, small businesses and nonprofit's can afford to track and tap into a wealth of information.
Cloud computing is one of the most advanced, and simplest forms of technology we utilize every day. The days of complicated, convoluted descriptions of the cloud are over as its become more engrained in our every day lives.
But cloud computing has a new secret. Its one of the best ways for nonprofits to complete their missions. From sharing of files and information, to the security of having all of your organization’s data backed up in case of a disaster, the cloud is serving the nonprofit sector in more ways than one.
The funny thing is, there are a lot of nonprofits that have already incorporated the cloud into their repertoire of of tools they use on a daily basis when at work. Everything from SharePoint to Software as a Service platforms rely on cloud computing.
Here are some of the basics every nonprofit should be aware of when it comes to cloud computing.
A Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system makes storing and maintaining your nonprofit’s contact database a breeze. While most traditional CRMs have confusing pricing models, most cloud CRM systems are billed on a simple to understand, per-user pricing model. This makes the incorporation of a CRM easier and in most cases less expensive. The advantages of keeping your CRM in the cloud is easier maintenance of contacts, having access to your complete database anywhere, any time.
If you’re still managing your nonprofit’s database in an Excel spreadsheet, you might want to start looking for a CRM that fits your needs.
2. Email and scheduling
Through sophisticated tools like Office 365, keeping your email and calendar system in the cloud is a cinch. Your staff can access their email messages, email attachments and have each other’s calendars available anytime, anywhere.
3. Day-to-day operations
Creating and sharing documents in online applications like OneDrive, creating and sharing documents that are exclusively in the cloud makes it easier to share documents and collaborate on projects.
Tech Impact continues to lead in the field of nonprofit technology by providing organizations with the services needed to efficiently run day-to-day operations.
As recently reported in Nonprofit Technology News, Tech Impact’s npCloud services are making a big impression in the world of nonprofits. The service helps nonprofit organizations have access to the critical services they need to stay up to date with technology while operating within their limited budgets.
The npCloud service allows nonprofits to have access to virtual servers and desktops for a flat monthly fee. The service provides them with software access, email systems, and even VoIP phone services. npCloud is also totally customizable, allowing organizations of any size to take advantage of the package.
Check out Nonprofit Technology News’ recent post to learn more about how Tech Impact’s npCloud services can help your nonprofit stay up to date with the latest technology.