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Microsoft Dynamics 365 & Power Platform 101 for nonprofits

Different nonprofit organizations (NPOs) have different advocacies OR causes, but they do have some functions in common. These functions include:

Fundraising – Get grants and donations that will fund the activities of the organization
Volunteer recruitment and training – Enroll like-minded individuals to one’s cause and instill skills such as community engagement or counseling
Operations management – Oversee and direct staff on the ground to accomplish project objectives
Research and monitoring – Determine the needs of beneficiaries and track the impact of the NPO’s interventions
Finance management – Allocate funds appropriately across the entire organization and regularly provide audits for transparency and accountability

Given these particularities, Microsoft built tools that cater to the needs of NPOs and housed these under the Microsoft Dynamics and Power Platform.

The best IT tools to facilitate remote learning

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools were forced to have their students attend online classes instead of in-person ones. For areas with poor or no connectivity and families that can’t afford internet service and computers, local communities and governments have had to step in to help.

Blockchain: How it can be used to improve education

Most widely known as the technology that makes cryptocurrency transactions secure, verifiable, and irreversible, blockchain actually has many other use cases outside of finance. This is because blockchains, in essence, are distributed ledgers.

In accounting, ledgers are records of accounts.

5 Tech trends retailers can’t ignore

Large-scale shifts in market behavior mean that businesses must adjust or suffer biting the dust of their competitors. Lately, adjusting to market shifts means adopting tech that brick-and-mortar shops never had to use before. Let’s look at some of the most recent tech trends to date.

How can IT improve your retail business?

With COVID-19 vaccinations being rolled out across the country, people are hoping for lockdowns to be lifted and for state economies to reopen completely. Brick-and-mortar retailers, in particular, are eager for foot traffic in their stores to return to pre-COVID levels.

Improve cybersecurity by going passwordless

Despite being widely used for authentication, passwords are by far the weakest link in cybersecurity today. With easy-to-remember and reused passwords especially vulnerable to a wide range of attacks, passwords alone do not provide adequate security for sensitive information and systems.

How to tell if your VoIP system has been hacked

Businesses of all sizes are increasingly relying on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology because of its merits as a communication solution. It’s flexible, scalable, and highly efficient, enabling businesses to connect and collaborate with their employees, partners, and clients in a more convenient and less expensive way than traditional phone services.

3 Crucial tips for defending against ever-evolving cyberthreats

Maintaining and bolstering one’s cybersecurity strategy and infrastructure is critical for any business operating in the digital age. This becomes more important as business processes are migrated to digital platforms. The ease, flexibility, and convenience such platforms provide comes at the cost of unique security vulnerabilities that must be addressed, particularly if a business wants to take advantage of these benefits.

Why phishing scams are more effective on mobile devices

Phishing scams are one of the most common and insidious cyberattacks. They involve the use of deceptive messages to get victims to volunteer information to the attacker or click on malware-laced links. To increase the effectiveness of their attacks, cybercriminals will often assume the identity of a trustworthy individual or entity like a bank manager or a well-known organization.

Should your business use Google My Business?

Google My Business is one of the many tools you can use to promote your business online. To get started, you can work with your managed IT services provider (MSP) to set up an account. But if you don't have an MSP, don't fret. Setting up Google My Business is easy, and this guide will give you an overview of its functions, features, and benefits.

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