How Often Should We Replace Computers?

My laptop has been giving me some trouble lately. It seems like it’s running more slowly, and has a hard time connecting to the printer and the headset. Because I’m always telling people they should replace their laptops every three years, and mine is three and a half years old, this is the part ...
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Locking Down Your Email With Encryption

I met Matt Eshleman, Chief Technology Officer at Community IT, at NTC 2018 in New Orleans. After sitting through his session, I asked if he'd be willing to answer a few questions for our blog, and he graciously agreed. Thanks for taking the time to respond to our questions, Matt!
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Measuring a Return on Investment that Matters: The Key to Winning Technology Funding

Funders are increasingly focused on measurable results, and technology initiatives are not exempt from this expectation. To prove an investment is worthwhile, nonprofits must show that the net gain will be more than the cost. But in our attempts to calculate return on investment, nonprofit leaders ...
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How Microsoft Azure can Work for your Nonprofit

  It takes a lot to run a successful nonprofit. Being dedicated to the cause, willingness to work long hours, available to talk to anyone and everyone about your objectives on an endless quest for networking opportunities; and having a creative approach to fundraising and resource management are ...
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For Privacy’s Sake: What to Know About VPNs

It’s kind of amazing how you can use a device every day for years and still find something new. When I moved to my last apartment it took more than six months before I realized that I could actually control the temperature—not a fun lesson to not learn in northern New England.
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How Can Technology Help Nonprofits Run More Efficiently?

How can technology help nonprofits run more efficiently?
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What’s the Deal with Net Neutrality?

Net neutrality is in the news again. If you’re not sure what it is, here’s a brief explanation and some links where you can learn more.
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Best of the Web: May 2017

Summer Fun It’s unofficially officially summer. That means afternoons at the beach, a cold drink in your hand, days filled with sun and fun, and not a care in the world. Unless you work at a nonprofit.
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IT Security Case Study: Prospect Park Alliance

Central Park gets all the attention, but Prospect Park in Brooklyn is its equal in urban landscape architecture and as a center of activity for its borough. Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux 150 years ago, today Prospect Park receives more than 10 million visits per year.
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