Christmas is a wonderful time of year. It is a time to be with family and friends, and to celebrate life. In Protestant Christianity, it is also a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, and his sacrifice of coming to earth. Regardless of your religious convictions, we at Develop CENTS sincerely hope all of our clients, friends, families, and you, our readers, have a wonderful Christmas holiday season.
One of the biggest mistakes individuals and small nonprofit organizations make is that they buy an internet router from the store (or online), set it up, plug in their computers (or connect to it wirelessly), and forget to implement (or change) any of the security settings on the router.
This is dangerous! In this blog post, I will discuss the basics of why you should secure your computer network, and how (if you have home-grade network routers).
In one of my previous blog posts, I wrote about the different types of web hosting, and why making the right choice matters for both nonprofit organizations and businesses of any size. But a question I get asked quite often (including this morning), is the question, "What is web hosting?" In this blog post, I will briefly explain what it is, and why it is a crucial part of your presence on the web.
It is Thanksgiving Week here in the States, and I would like to take a moment to write about some of the things I am thankful for related to our first year of doing business! Normally, our blog posts consist of helpful information (especially for nonprofit organizations) as they relate to technology, security, websites, and social media.
Social media is one of the proverbial methods of communication for all sorts of organizations, thanks to the internet and the growing use of mobile technology. Facebook has over 1 billion users, Twitter has over 500 million users, and there are dozens of other social media platforms which your organization could take advantage of.
In this blog post, I will introduce a few social media concepts, as well as briefly discuss a few of the major social media networks your nonprofit should most strongly consider being a part of.
DNS. Just another acronym thrown about by information technology professionals that doesn't mean anything to the "average Joe." But what is it, and why should you be concerned about it? This, among other related questions, are ones that I will answer in this blog post.
[Note to programmers and systems engineers: This blog post will focus on public DNS and the resolving of public services like websites, rather than internal (or private) DNS, which resolves internal network host names.]
Update: Develop CENTS and Enzo's Market to Host Chattanooga Cyber Security Mixer...
On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, we will be hosting the first ever Chattanooga Cyber Security Mixer, at Enzo's Market in Downtown Chattanooga. To learn more about this event or to RSVP (not required), please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/710494895644551/
Original Blog Post Below:
Recently, we have had several conversations with several nonprofit organizations in need of a new CRM (Constituent Relationship Management) system. One of the ways in which nonprofits are unique to businesses is that they rely on donors, and these donors are often times not the same people being served by the nonprofit. For this reason, a whole category of CRM software, known is Donor Management Systems (DMS), have evolved over time.
Yesterday, Amazon.com, arguably one of the world's most popular websites (and one of the websites with the most traffic) on the internet today, went down for a period of time. While Amazon.com went down for about 30 minutes, there are no indications (yet) that other websites were affected.