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.
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.
The cloud alleviates safety concerns that have historically haunted nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. The physical loss of data, documents and information through fires, burglary, or incidental destruction of hard drives is completely eliminated with the use of the cloud.
Cloud technology, since its inception, has done nothing but grow and become more reliable. Put very plainly, the cloud is an internet based computing system that uses the internet to service your organizations computing needs on the fly.
The cloud continues to impact nonprofits in unimaginable ways. Whether enabling employees to collaborate across the world, or streamlining an organizations file management system, the cloud has forever impacted the way we work.
Here are 5 ways the cloud can not only help your nonprofit, but feel like it is working for your nonprofit.
How has the cloud helped your nonprofit? Let us know in the comment section below.
You know you need to invest in technology. Everyone knows an organization of any size runs more efficiently when their computers are up to date with current software, and hardware.
Despite this, many in the nonprofit sector are hesitant to heavily invest in their technology. Many nonprofits allow the paralyzing fear of not effectively utilizing the technology permanently delay the investment. Often citing their ROI is difficult to understand to deliver upon.
Here is the only 4 step guide to a successful nonprofit tech implementation you’ll ever need. How did your nonprofit handle its last tech implementation? Let us know in the comment section below.
Cloud technology has been a point of anxiety for nonprofit executives and IT managers since the term hit the main stream with SalesForce's launch in 1999. The anxiety, however, typically has stemmed from a fear of the effectiveness of the cloud’s security. What everyone is beginning to realize is that their anxiety has been entirely misappropriated.