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Intro to Cloud Computing

Information about the cloud for beginners.

What's Cloud Computing and How it's Different to a VPN

 Cloud Computing VS VPN Nonprofit organizations have many of the same needs as for-profit businesses, from data storage to digital security. However, because so many nonprofits are strapped for resources, such basic needs are often viewed as unaffordable luxury items. For example, for many nonprofits, the cost of paying an IT consultant to host their email servers and to manage their data encryption can be prohibitive.

Is My Data Safe? Managing your Nonprofit on the Cloud

ThumbnailYou’ve probably noticed the influx of SaaS (Software as a Service) cloud technology for nonprofit organizations - programs like Raiser’s Edge, DonorPerfect, Salesforce, and even Keela. These programs often use a cloud-based system to centrally store your data, allowing teams to access information wherever they are, as long as they have access to the internet. Put simply, cloud computing is a network of servers working to deliver a specific function, like storing your contact data or managing your projects. 

Clearing Up the Cloud at NTEN's Nonprofit Cloud Computing Summit

During the month of October, join TechSoup Canada and the TechSoup Global Network for our Cloud Computing Worldwide campaign. Check back throughout the month for blog posts, webinars, and dispatches from around the world on cloud computing for nonprofits, NGOs, and public libraries.

Why Should Nonprofits Care About Cloud Computing?

During the month of October, join TechSoup Canada and the TechSoup Global Network for our Cloud Computing Worldwide campaign. Check back throughout the month for blog posts, webinars, and dispatches from around the world on cloud computing for nonprofits, NGOs, and public libraries.

Cloud Basics for Nonprofits and Libraries

Considering the cloud? What organizations should know before making the plunge

By: Jim Lynch

November 2, 2010

A Walk in the Cloud - Is Cloud Computing Right for You?

Yesterday at the Canadian Council of Christian Charities’ annual conference I had the opportunity to share some thoughts on the trend towards cloud computing and what it means for Canadian nonprofits and churches. I’ll share some of the key ideas here.

Another walk in the cloud

Earlier this month, I did a webinar with Artez Interactive on cloud computing for nonprofits. In the webinar I covered:

Answers to Common Questions about the Cloud

At our recent webinar, A Walk in the Cloud, there were lots of great questions about the cloud in general and some specific cloud tools in particular. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions.