If you missed this week's webinar on Identifying IT Risks, you can check out the slides and recording here. Eva Townsend and Nura Aboki perform routine Technology Assessments on existing and new clients several times a month and share our best practices for reviewing IT risks and putting safeguards in place.
This article from the Nonprofit Quarterly is about periodic risk assessment for nonprofits, from a broad management view point. It's a good philosophical starting point to think about the types of threats out there, your organizational culture, and the budgeting and processes you need for monitoring and avoiding risks.
Community IT Innovators is proud to sponsor the newest report from Idealware: Moving IT Infrastructure Into the Cloud. Between marketing hype and high-profile data breaches, some nonprofits remain skeptical of making the move. How can you make sense of the benefits and risks? In this report Idealware looks at Cloud-based solutions for online backup and file storage and office and productivity suites.
If you missed our presentation on our pointers for managing an office move from the IT perspective, you can find the slides and recording here. In this webinar Community IT Innovators office move experts William Maxwell and Rick Alloway present with humor and wit the best practices to pursue, and pitfalls to avoid.
Here's an oldie but hopefully a goody from the folks at Cisco in 2010 - a basic checklist of 8 items to consider from the IT point of view when you move. Join us next week when William Maxwell and Rick Alloway share many more than 8 points from our considerable experience in making the IT portion of the move go smoothly and keeping your staff productive through the stress of the move. A move can be the time for your IT to shine!
I'm sure for all the sob stories on horrible movers on this thread there are hundreds of happy customers out there whose moves went right on schedule and whose movers broke nothing. But those are not these stories.
In the North America Top 200 Community IT Innovators ranked #163, which makes us the highest ranked MSP in Washington DC. On the Global Top 501, we ranked 191 globally. Congratulations to our team! This ranking makes us determined to keep and increase our level of customer service and satisfaction.
If you missed our presentation on our methodology for nonprofit managers who need to manage an IT project, you can find the slides and recording here. This webinar talks about discovering your business needs and linking them to IT initiatives, and how to plan to gather metrics and demonstrate ROI. We address roles and responsibilities, planning, implementation, follow up, and tips for success. We touch on how to hire consultants and vet vendors.
How does my organization recognize the many tangible, financial, and intangible benefits to better justify IT projects that often seem to be costly both in time and budget? Can we use ROI projections to help our decision making process on those investments up front? Is ROI more than just an educated guess? This article by Peter Campbell addresses these questions and can help guide your IT project management.
The recording of this online panel is available free to NTEN members. Community IT Innovators' own Johanny Torrico participated in an NTEN online panel discussion in August 2016 on security threats you may be overlooking at your organization.
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