In This Issue…Computing power and artificial intelligence have become so advanced that we have the ability to analyse huge amounts of data - called "big data" - to help derive insight, project trends and solve important issues. Now nonprofits have access to the computing power and applications that can be used to store, share, analyse and present data in a meaningful way.
Big DataResearch firm Gartner reports that we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data daily, which means that 90 percent of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. The data comes from social media posts, uploaded videos, the collection of traffic and weather information, and online shopping. The question is how can it be used by the nonprofit sector and used for good?The Big Bang: How the Big Data Explosion is Changing the World
Nonprofits: Master “Medium Data” Before Tackling Big Data
Let’s Talk Big Data for Good
Bono Embraces ‘Inner Nerd’ at TED: Big Data Will Solve Extreme PovertyData: Store & Share ItStoring and sharing data in a way that's accessible and meaningful makes the difference between working efficiently and wasting time. Cloud computing enables nonprofits to store and share data so that it's accessible from anywhere, with any device.
Cloud Basics for Nonprofits
Access Office documents anywhere with Office 365
Overview of Sharing and Collaboration on Excel Data
Carbon Disclosure ProjectData: Analyse ITMost nonprofits have large amounts of data but have not had the time nor the means to analyse it. The analysis can unlock insight and efficiencies, and unveil real outcomes and impact.
Training: What’s so Great about Pivot Table Reports
Pivot, Swivel and Roll: Data Management with the Stars
Video: Creating better Spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel
Use Excel Templates to Manage Data
Hong Kong’s Crossroads Foundation Enhances Operations with Microsoft SoftwareData: Present ItGood graphical displays of data communicate ideas clearly, precisely and efficiently. Done well, they will convey your ideas and help make your point almost without saying a word.
Excel 2013: Create Professional-Looking Spreadsheets, Faster
Video: Foundation & Practice in Data Visualisation
Infographic Tools for Nonprofits
10 Fascinating Data Visualisation Projects
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AttendNGO Connection DaysGet together with nonprofits to learn about the latest and greatest technology for the sector.15 May 2013Jakarta, Indonesia23 May 2013Kaohsiung, Taiwan29 May 2013Hanoi, Vietnam3 June 2013Taipei, TaiwanWebinar SeriesWebinar: What Nonprofit Executive Staff Need to Know About Social Media2 May 20139:00 AM SGTRegister for the What Nonprofit Executive Staff Need to Know About Social Media webinar now!Topic: Cloud Computing29 May 201312:00 PM - 1:15 PMSGT
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