North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society is a nonprofit, multi-service organization that responds to local needs, serving members of the community at all ages and stages. Their programs and services range from activities for kids to parent support, outreach and counselling, a food cupboard and an emergency call button for elderly or ill people living alone. For the Society, keeping technology up to date is more than a matter of efficiency; it’s an important part of protecting their clients.
There are many reasons why we need to format a hard drive. For example, you may have bought a new computer and would like to give your old hard drive to a friend or colleague, and as a result, you need to format the hard drive to protect your privacy. Or perhaps your PC got infected with malware or a virus, rendering your hard drive inaccessible, and Windows says it needs formatting to access. Or, you installed a new drive, it needs to be formatted before we can use it. The reasons to format are plenty!
On April 11th, 2017 Microsoft ended support for Windows Vista, as well as Microsoft Office Suite 2007. This means Vista and Office 2007 products will no longer receive updated security patches or receive online content updates from Microsoft, but will still be able to function. If your organization is currently using Vista and/or Office 2007, we highly recommend that you upgrade your Windows operating system and Office products in order to stay protected!
How Providing Access to Technology Helps the John Howard Society of Durham Region Connect with their Community
It’s easy to assume everyone has access to the Internet in a first-world country like Canada, but in reality 17 per cent of Canadian households don’t have internet at home – including 58 per cent of households with incomes of $30 000 or less.
That’s millions of Canadians falling behind in the digital age where almost every aspect of our lives is tied to the Internet, including a vital one: employment.
Looking for a leaner, faster, and more modern-looking operating system? Try the latest version of Windows. Windows 8.1 bridges the gap between touchscreen and keyboard, making the operating system more versatile across all devices.
I feel like I should upgrade to Windows 8. I hear it is faster, has better performance and those tiles look so pretty! I also want the latest version of Microsoft Office. The ability to edit PDF’s in MS Word is exactly what I need. But... I don’t like change. I don’t want to learn a whole new operating system or interface. I am also not sure where to start with the upgrade process. And did I mention I don’t have time for this?!Despite all that, I am going to give it a try and blog about the whole process. Hopefully you can learn from my own mistakes and evaluate if upgrading to Windows 8 is the right move for you.
offers some new features that may help your staff's productivity as
well as the performance and longevity of your organization's computers.
To help you decide whether Windows 8.1 is a good fit for your
nonprofit's or library, we've come up with four questions for you to
One of the most common questions I run into is "will this program run on my system?" I thought I'd take a minute to explain how to check what kind of system you have, and explain how the 32-bit and 64-bit systems are different.
First of all, let's find out what kind of system you have!
Practical ways to deploy and use open-source software
August 16, 2006
By: Colin McGregor