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I found it a fascinating study of the connection between the “cloud” we use all around us all day, demand be available everywhere, and instantly whine at any slowness – and the physical locations where fiberoptic cables and cell towers live.  And he shares some beautiful photos of typically gritty urban infrastructure. 
If you are having any trouble explaining what this "cloud" thing is or how it works, this article may help - or it may just complicate things farther. However, if you are interested in urban infrastructure, economics, and policy decisions on where data centers are located, read on.
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There are still some computers running the older versions of Internet Explorer on the networks we manage for clients.

We will be upgrading all managed clients to Internet Explorer 11 to take advantage of the most modern version of Internet Explorer so that computers will receive critical security updates to help protect against the steady stream of viruses, spyware and other malicious software.
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2016 is going to be the year of security, and we’d like to share some research with you from one of our security partners OpenDNS about the ways any computer network can be compromised. Join us for our first free webinar of 2016!
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Happy Holidays and Farewell to 2015!  It remains a great honor and privilege for us to be able to support organizations doing such positive work in our community and world. 
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The proposed rule would require nonprofit organizations that opt in to this reporting to store and transmit donor Social Security Numbers (SSNs) to the IRS. This would serve to simplify filing for donors, because their donation of over $250 would already be linked to their SSN and would automatically become part of their online file. It’s gratifying that the nonprofit community is taking security to heart, and doesn’t underestimate the difficulties of linking personal data with SSNs throughout the life of these transactions. 
IRS Donation Reporting rule may require social security numbers SSNs to be stored by nonprofits and IRS for donations over $250 has many security concerns
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In the slides and recording of this free webinar we share some research with you from one of our security partners OpenDNS about the ways any computer network can be compromised.

The good news is, you don’t need to just wait passively for the worst and hope for the best.  Matt Eshleman and Steve Longenecker share what we’ve learned about risks, and present ways you can protect yourself by implementing a managed network environment.
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Is your organization doing enough to secure its most important data? In the new report from Idealware, we cut through the fear and uncertainty to provide clear guidance. We’ll show you how to assess your risk, explain the basic protections, and discuss building a culture that values security. We’ll show you how to develop policies to guide staff and present case studies of how two nonprofits chose to deal with their particular security issues. We’ll also provide a one-page security checklist that you can print and distribute to your entire staff.

Produced by Community IT and Sinu, this report is free to download from the Idealware site. 
What nonprofits need to know about security - download free report from Community IT Innovators and Idealware about nonprofit technology nptech IT security
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Here's a nifty list from our friends at TechSoup of four major trends of 2015 that will undoubtedly continue to influence our community in 2016. 
Four major 2015 Nonprofit Technology trends and predictions with reliable sources and further resources from Jim Lynch at Techsoup
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Happy New Year!  Our Help Desk team ended 2015 on a very high note by receiving the Help Desk Institute team certification award.  HDI is an international professional association and certification body for the technical service and support industry.  For support teams possessing four or more members, at least 80 percent of team members must hold an HDI certification to qualify for the team award. We are so proud to congratulate our Help Desk team on this achievement, and we are committed to continuing to provide outstanding customer service and maintaining our level of certifications. 
Community IT received Help Desk Institute team certification award from HDI international professional association - technical service and support industry
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Many comparisons of the two services pay a lot of attention to price, but for qualified non-profit organizations the price question is removed because both services are available at very little cost.
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While Community IT Innovators participates in #givingtuesday      primarily as donors, we like to keep abreast of the technology innovations that empower secure mobile giving, the growth of international #cybermonday  and #GivingTuesday, and other IT support issues our clients may encounter on the biggest giving day of the year.

This year we are interested to see how the new real-time dashboard streaming donation data Blackbaud and Microsoft are promising to present tomorrow turns out.
Blackbaud and Microsoft real time data for #GivingTuesday, cyber Monday nonprofit technology, Case Foundation 2014 report, Community IT Innovators blog
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Community IT Innovators is a Washington, D.C. based IT consultancy providing technical staff and strategic technology support to nonprofit organizations. We commit to long-term, collaborative partnerships with our customers. This enables us to be the “in-house” expertise, building and maintaining appropriate IT infrastructure to meet current and future goals.

We have focused exclusively on nonprofit technology since 1993, and our staff of about 40 provide the depth and expertise needed for the broad range of technologies in use at nonprofits today.  To our knowledge, we are the only company from among the top 200 managed IT services providers in North America that is focused exclusively on nonprofit technology support.  We have certifications in all of the major (and some less common) technologies in use at nonprofit organizations today.

We serve customers primarily in the DC and Baltimore areas and take on select engagements across the United States, with customers ranging in size from a few staff to several hundred.  

Community IT is 100% employee owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, leaving us free to make decisions based on the long-term best interests of both employees and customers.
We have a strong commitment to a triple bottom line of financial, social, and environmental results.  This commitment has been recognized by groups like Greater DC Cares, the Sustainable Business Network of Washington, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and other organizations, publications, and media outlets.