Category Archives: Resources

Posts about books, apps, videos, publications, and associations of interest to nonprofits.

3 “Techie” Reasons To Be Thankful

  1. Cyber Thieves Keep A-Knockin’ But They Can’t Come In. A study presented at the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks showed that small-business networks are attacked every 39 seconds by some type of hacker or malicious software. Thankfully, having the proper firewall and office network security tools can prevent even the most determined cyber hacker from getting his hands on your network. Are your systems covered?
  2. Downtime Should Be A Thing Of The Past. Thanks to monitoring and maintenance tools that are openly available, any reputable computer company can now actually notice when things go awry and prevent your computers from having issues. Hot fixes, patches and security updates are generally items that, when maintained on a regular basis, keep a network healthy and up and running. If, for some reason, your network still has some kind of downtime, cloud-based remote management tools allow your IT professional to access your system from anywhere, getting you up and running more quickly than ever before
  3. If Disaster Strikes, You Can Be Back Up & Running In Minutes Instead Of Days. In addition to lost data, many businesses’ operations would be completely down for days or weeks if a major disaster like fire, flood, theft, or even “human error” occurred. Here’s where Backup & Disaster Recovery solutions (BDR) can help you feel very thankful indeed. Most of today’s BDR solutions include a “virtualization” component, which means an exact “picture” of your server and computers is taken throughout the day and stored elsewhere. If you ever need to get back up and running, your IT company simply restores that image…and you’re back in business.

Abe Madyun is a business continuity specialist and IT consultant for small businesses and nonprofits. Contact him at abe@stillpointsystems.com and check out his services at http://www.stillpointsystems.com

5 Easy Things You Should Do To Protect Your Business Today

Abe Madyun of StillPoint Systems helps nonprofits keep their technology running and ensures cybersafety. Contact Abe at abe@stillpointsystems.com or visit their website at www.stillpointsystems.com Let’s face it – no one likes to think about bad things happening to them, much less plan for them. But since September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, we wanted to… Read more

The 2% (non)Solution

The workshop was good. The presenter, dynamic and on point. The audience seemed engaged. And yet, I couldn’t help but think it all felt a bit stale. A bit too familiar. For all the years I’ve been in and around fundraising, we’ve been doing the same things. Oh sure, tools change, but the techniques do… Read more