Last year alone Microsoft donated more than US$800,000 worth of software to more than 62,000 nonprofits worldwide. Microsoft also provides free web-based solutions. Read on to find out more about our donation program and what else is out there on the web.

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According to research firm IDC, every 20 - 25 years the information and communication technology (ICT) industry shifts to a new technology platform for growth and innovation. IDC believes that the latest shift will be built on mobile devices and apps, cloud services, mobile broadband networks, big data analytics and social technologies. If there ever was a time to plan your use of technology and align it to your nonprofit's organisational goals, that time is now. Happy planning.

Technology Planning

Technical people or "techies" are renowned for using language that nobody understands other than technical people. Given that most nonprofits don't have professional IT staff and your organisation's tech planning might be up to you, the non-techie, it's helpful to understand commonly used "tech terms". Then you can speak with authority when you discuss your tech plan with your colleagues, management, and board.

Glossary of Information Communication Technology (ICT) Terms

Tips and Tools for Technology Planning

Your Nonprofit Needs a Technology Plan

50 NGOs to Benefit form Technology Initiative

Assessing a Move to the Cloud

The technology solutions available in the market span different devices, are on premises or in the cloud. You might feel that moving to the cloud is the right thing for your nonprofit, but you're not sure what to consider before making the move. Planning a move is a big change, so educate yourself on what to consider before moving to the cloud and some of the solutions available to you.

Nonprofits & Cloud Computing: A Guide to Navigating the Nonprofit Cloud

Cloud Computing for Nonprofits: What’s Microsoft Got?

TechSoup Global NGO Cloud Survey: What We Found Out and What to Do About It Part Two

Free Webinar on Cloud Computing

Don't Forget the Basics…

The tech industry moves quickly and we're constantly reading about new software solutions, cool apps and sleek hardware. Sometimes it's easy to forget the basics. When was the last time you backed up your data? And is your data protected?

How to Backup Files and Recover Data

Backup and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

5 Steps to Prevent Data Loss When Disaster Hits

Protect Your PC

Software Donations and Free Web-based Tools

Last year alone Microsoft donated more than US$800,000 worth of software to more than 62,000 nonprofits worldwide. Microsoft also provides free web-based solutions. Read on to find out more about our donation program and what else is out there on the web.

Microsoft Donations through the TechSoup Program – Find your Country’s Program

Do More with Free Programs for Windows

 

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June 3rd, 2013
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May 15th 2013
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May 29th 2013
Hanoi, Viet Nam


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