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Cloud Security & Privacy

A Nonprofit's Guide to Cloud Storage for Security and Productivity

"The cloud" refers to a computer concept whereby groups of large computers specializing in storing and processing information (known as "servers") work together to share information and workloads towards completing a specific task.

The Cost of NOT Having Cloud Technology in Today’s World

Cloud technologies have become commonplace, and the benefits are tremendous. Organizations can spend less time managing internal computing systems and communications infrastructures, and more time focusing on their mission. This decrease in overhead is invaluable, and it significantly streamlines how an organization spends their resources. But what are the real costs of not having cloud technologies?

Why your nonprofit should consider Box for cloud storage

Box is a cloud-based file sharing and collaboration tool. Users drag and drop files or entire folder structures into Box and distribute them via a “Share” button. It's the most affordable option for nonprofits and has a number of useful features that differentiates it from other similar tools.

Canadian privacy law, cloud computing and how it applies to nonprofits

Cloud computing has many exciting benefits for nonprofits, but it also raises some questions about privacy. Since I often get asked about the privacy implications of the cloud for Canadian nonprofits and charities, I’ll share what I’ve learned so far in this blog. Most of what I'm sharing here is the legal context which is helpful for understanding the environment, but it might not be the detail you need to make a specific decision.

What Is A Hybrid Cloud and How Can It Help My Nonprofit Organization?

Often, when we first meet NPOs who are interested in migrating to the Cloud, the most common question we hear is, “where do I start?”. With so many options on the market, the choices can be overwhelming – should NPOs choose a Public Cloud, a Private Cloud or a combination of both? In this article, we will address this question as well as introduce the idea of a Hybrid Cloud for NPOs.

Why Are We So Scared of Cloud Security?

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Security: The Scary Part of Cloud Computing

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IT in the Cloud: Understanding the Risks

This post originally appeared on techsoup.org's blog and was written by Jim Lynch, the Co-Director of TechSoup's GreenTech program.

Security in the Cloud

What nonprofits and libraries need to know to secure their online data

This article was adapted from TechSoup.

Editor's note December 2010: another issue not discussed in this article is what happens when government asks for data in the cloud - see Lessons of Wikileaks for today's NPO

By: Richard S. Collins

Friday Feed - Great resources from the web - October 14, 2011

In order to stay up to date on what's going on in the world of technology - and nonprofit technology in particular - I follow quite a few blogs and twitter feeds. There's a lot of great content out there but if you don't have the time to stay on top of things (and even if you do!) it can be overwhelming. So, for those of you who have less time to do all this "listening" on nonprofit technology, I'm posting a blog each Friday with the top resources I found in the last week.