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.
We've recently worked with, or are currently working with, multiple clients who are confused about the differences (and respective unique features available) in routers, switches and firewalls. Each kind of device has advantages and disadvantages over the others, and each have different purposes. In this blog post, we will identify the key uses for each device and explain why you typically need all three devices in a single network!
According to Moore's Law, computer hardware is improving at an exponential rate. Many argue that Moore's law also applies to how technology and technology-related websites & services have changed over time. Not only are these things improving as a whole, but they are also changing at an exponential rate. What would have taken years to make possible in 2000 is now possible to create in mere weeks, days or even hours!
As many of our readers know, we are located in Chattanooga, TN, the first city in the Western Hemisphere (and one of the only cities in the world) to have gigabit-speed internet available to all homes and businesses in the region. With high-speed internet come many potential advantages.
Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) is a category of software that is developed by a community of software engineers (or their bosses) who donate their resources to create better software for the greater good. It is, as the name implies, free to use by anyone. But more importantly, it is developed in such a way that it is also easy to modify in order to suit a particular organization's particular needs.