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Jonathan Smith
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Director of Technology for Faith Ministries, traveler, space nut, foodie, professional geek.
Director of Technology for Faith Ministries, traveler, space nut, foodie, professional geek.

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The Apple and the Fall
My latest article is now live at ministrytech.com . The recent developments with the FBI demanding that Apple help them gain access to the iPhone of a terrorist has really got a lot of people thinking.  Terrorists are deplorable and we should do all we can ...

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Happy 1st Birthday, Windows 10!
It’s hard to believe that we’ve been in the Windows 10 era for a year now. It seems like just yesterday we were anxiously awaiting the final release, after two years of testing and development. (Of course, technology years are like dog years with things mov...

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Should Churches and Ministries Embrace the Cloud?
To embrace the cloud, or not to embrace the cloud, that is the question. Pardon the Shakespearean paraphrase, but there are a lot of questions swirling around churches and ministries as they consider using cloud services for everything from email and file s...

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How Tech & Accounting Can Live Happily Ever After
Preparing an Information Technology (I.T.) budget can often be a dreaded task. Tech people seem to always want to spend more money and accounting people want to make sure funds are spent wisely. Both parties are striving to be good stewards of God’s resourc...

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Keeping Your Family Safe this Summer
Who doesn’t love summer time?  The sunshine and warmer temperatures, the family vacations, the lack of school homework, and of course, an evening on the porch sipping a refreshing iced beverage.  You’d think we would find ourselves outdoors more enjoying cr...

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Protecting the Soft Underbelly of the Church
My latest article, Protecting the Soft Underbelly of the Church is now live at ministrytech.com . Last month we talked about the cyber challenges churches face.  This month we will look at some simple ways the church can protect itself from those bad actors...

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The Soft Underbelly of the Church
My latest article,  The Soft Underbelly of the Church  is now live at  ministrytech.com . If I was to someday turn to the dark side, and for the sake
of argument let’s say I haven’t yet, I’m convinced that I could retire hacking
churches.  Churches are trea...

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The Apple and the Fall
My latest article, The Apple and the Fall is now live at ministrytech.com . The recent developments with the FBI demanding that Apple help them gain access to the iPhone of a terrorist has really gotten a lot of people thinking. Terrorists are deplorable an...

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Don't Go It Alone this Year
My latest article,  Don't Go It Alone this Year  is now live at  ministrytech.com .  Can I ask you a question? How many of your new year’s resolutions  have you already broken? Some of them are probably career  oriented—things like network more, learn more,...

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Stress in IT
My latest article, Stress in IT  is now live at ministrytech.com . As I travel around the country talking with IT professionals who work for churches, ministries and non-profits, I’ve noticed that many of us are struggling with similar challenges. While cha...
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