How nonprofits use big data to change the world

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Foundation Center has the world's largest database of grant and fundraising information. Learn how the organization uses big data to create apps that encourage transparency and innovation

Newly Nonprofit Vancouver Internet Exchange Moves Into Cologix Data Center

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The colocation deal is part of the process of restructuring VANIX as a nonprofit member-governed Internet exchange. Read More. colocation Cologix Connectivity Peering

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Analysis Big Data Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security DoD and IC Mobile Social Media Startup News cio CISO ctovision Education Nonprofit organization By Bob Gourley. If you are an independent technologist or student with a goal of making positive contributions to the enterprise technology community or work in a non-profit organization we would love to sponsor you for free access to our subscription only research and advisory service CTOvision Pro.

Microsoft partners with OpenAI to advance AI research with Azure

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Nonprofit research organization OpenAI recently chose Microsoft Azure as its primary cloud platform, to further support their research and innovations in the space

9 biggest information security threats through 2019

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To help you navigate the terrain, each year the Information Security Forum (ISF) — a nonprofit association that researches and analyzes security and risk management issues on behalf of its members — puts out its Threat Horizon report to provide members with a forward-looking view of the biggest security threats over a two-year period. The information security threat landscape is constantly evolving.

Burning Man's tech director brings full-scale IT to Black Rock City

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Additionally, she oversees the Burning Man nonprofit organization's year-round IT needs, where a team of more than 20 full-time staffers and contractors support the group's community- and art-focused efforts around the globe. Most IT executives inherit an existing technology environment; Heather Gallagher gets to build her own every year.

IDG Contributor Network: Preparing for a Salesforce implementation

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I have learned that it does not matter if you are a small nonprofit or a Fortune 100 enterprise company -- one of the best investments you can make in your Salesforce implementation process is to have a clear plan. Over the past decade, I have seen more than 1,000 Salesforce implementations deployed to a wide variety of organizations.

Author and Tech Strategist Melvin Greer Profiled by WashingtonExec

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Mel also leads The Greer Institute , a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. Congratulations to my NCOIC colleague and dear friend Melvin Greer on his impressive WashingtonExec interview.

Events of Interest To The Enterprise Technologist

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Amazon Web Services will host our complimentary seventh annual Public Sector Summit for government, education and nonprofit organizations on June 20-21, 2016 in Washington, DC. Bob Gourley. The following are some of the events we are tracking in our CTO Events Calendar.

Industry leaders set cloud computing security benchmarks

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Both nonprofits, their individual missions and goals are synergistic: CSA: To promote best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing and provide education on the uses of cloud computing to help secure all other forms of computing. Security has long been the No.

Virginia Announces Research Commercialization Awards

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During this round, applications were invited under six programs -- Commercialization, Eminent Researcher Recruitment, Facilities Enhancement, Matching Funds, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Matching Funds and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Matching Funds -- to support the private sector, academia and nonprofit research institutes across the state. Since 1985, CIT, a nonprofit corporation, has been a driver of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Government 'box huggers' avoid the cloud for a reason

David Linthicum

The Cloud Computing Caucus Advisory Group -- a nonprofit that has two U.S. Congressmen as co-chairs -- has released its first report, " Don't Be a Box Hugger ," which assesses the state of cloud computing in the federal government. The report is not unbiased. It was underwritten by Amazon Web Services, Booz Allen Hamilton, Dell, MeriTalk, and Microsoft, so the sponsors have dogs in this hunt. And that bias affects the findings.

4th Annual SAP NS2 Solutions Summit

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The anticipation is that the 700+ attendees from government, business, research, media, and nonprofits will gain fresh insights from an all-star roster of speakers – as well as exclusive opportunities to see SAP's solutions in action, and to give back to U.S. SAP's annual Solutions Summit is an opportunity to engage and lead the dialogue that is grounded in perspectives from national security leaders such as yourself, on critical issues facing the U.S. national security community.

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What It Means To Be A Leader — EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS

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ECQ #5 – BUILDING COALITIONS : This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Angry about Oracle licensing? The cloud lets you change the game

David Linthicum

So says the Campaign for Clear Licensing , a Belgian nonprofit advocacy group that conducted a survey showing that enterprises consider their relationship with Oracle to be " hostile." Can enterprises trust Oracle to avoid vendor lock-in for its cloud offerings? Fears that it will lock in and abuse customers via burdensome licensing arrangements, as it is often accused of doing for its enterprise software, could lock Oracle out of the growing cloud computing market.

Fed Tech Roundup August 20

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Federal CTO Megan Smith to Receive Nonprofit Org’s ‘Charging Buffalo’ Award Sept. The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from FedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com ): Fed Tech Ticker. How to Get Ahead of 2016: Ensuring Federal IT Can Adapt to Leadership Transitions - Nextgov. Homeland Security Today: Invincea Addresses Billion Dollar Malvertising Problem. OPM: CDM will offer baseline security - FCW.com.

The Data Impact Awards: This is the “academy awards” of data solutions

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Government, Nonprofit, & NGO. ? Editor’s note: Last night Cloudera held the 2014 Data Impact Awards. I was very proud to be a judge and honored to be a presenter. The most interesting part for me was reviewing the many impactful nominations, especially those that are directly tied to saving lives, curing disease, finding fraud, and helping the department of defense and the intelligence community support national security missions. There were many many great nominations.

The Unprofessionals

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A small nonprofit in Connecticut wanted a new Director. The last few months I have been interviewing with firms for the top IT spot. it has been difficult. I have come across several organizations with an interview process that is very unprofessional.

Reset the Net Campaign

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Fight for the Future , a nonprofit that advocates for digital rights and Internet freedom, is spearheading an anti- National Security Agency protest on June 5 th to Reset the Net. By ShannonPerry.

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Phishing test results in a barely-passing grade for users

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The global nonprofit Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) recorded more unique phishing campaigns in the first quarter of 2016 than in any other three-month span since it began tracking data more than a decade ago, and the U.S. Perhaps hundreds of emails cross your screen every day. The day can drag on and in the monotony of your daily routine, you just keep clicking on links without a care in the world.

How to track and report polling place problems on Election Day

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Election-tracking nonprofit Ushahidi will use SMS, social media, and email to connect citizens with vetted volunteers and lawyers to monitor the upcoming US election

What is MANRS and does your network have it?

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The Internet Society (ISOC) , a cause-driven nonprofit organization that seeks to promote the open development, evolution and use of the Internet and the parent organization of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards body, is moving to change that. While the internet itself was first envisioned as a way of enabling robust, fault-tolerant communication, the global routing infrastructure that underlies it is relatively fragile.

MACH37 Cyber Accelerator (@MACH37Cyber) Launches 17 New Cyber Security Startups

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Since 1985, CIT, a nonprofit corporation, has been Virginia’s primary driver of innovation and entrepreneurship. By Bob Gourley. Editor’s note: I have been very excited to have the opportunity to observe the MACH37 team up close as one of their team of mentors. It is great being associated with Rick Gordon , Dan Woolley , Robert Stratton and Ledger West and the many virtuous firms they help accelerate into the market. For an update see their release below. – bg.

What is a Digital Disruptor?

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He employs a combination of for-profit and nonprofit business models, minimizes the cost of technology, production and distribution, and gives competitors little option but to lower their prices to meet his new normal.

Government Employees and Contractors: Attend 10 Apr Dialog With @LorenSiebert on Open Source DigitalGov Search Tech

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Here are some details and instructions on how to register: Open source search technology has improved rapidly in recent years just as private companies, government agencies, and the nonprofit sector are realizing they have a search problem. By Bob Gourley. Loren Siebert is someone I really admire. He is known for delivering real world solutions that work in enterprises, and he has a track record of doing that in ways that help everyone around him.

CDH Users: If you have done impactful things with data please share how what and why

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GOVERNMENT, NONPROFIT, & NGO. By Bob Gourley. The 2014 Data Impact award, presented by Cloudera, is a great way of helping the community learn best practices by highlighting mission-focused solutions. This year there is a special category for government, non-profits and NGOs.

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Expanding the AWS Cloud: Introducing the AWS Canada (Central) Region

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Earlier this year, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced it would launch a new AWS infrastructure region in Montreal, Quebec. Today, I'm happy to share that the Canada (Central) Region is available for use by customers worldwide.

NJVC® Introduces Cloudcuity? AppDeployer to Create and Sell

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government and commercial and academic organizations to build apps for a wide variety of functions, including catalog management, nonprofit management, team management and collaboration and long-term care logistics. Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson. Personal comments and insight on cloud computing related technologies and their use in the public sector to support net-centric operations. Pages. Cloud Musings on Forbes. NJVC Cloud Computing. GovCloud Daily. GovCloud Presentations.

Which Government, Non-Profit and NGO Have Big Data/CDH Lessons Learned To Share?

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GOVERNMENT, NONPROFIT, & NGO. By Bob Gourley. If you are in or know people in government, non-profits or NGO’s that have leveraged Hadoop in service to missions please nominate them for recognition as part of the 2014 Data Impact Awards presented by Cloudera.

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5 Awesome Tips For Getting More Instagram Followers

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Each time a person shared a picture of their outdoor adventures along with the #MeetTheMoment hashtag, CLIF Bar donated a dollar to one of its nonprofit partners. Getting a greater number of Instagram followers places a brand in front of many more people and in turn is a great investment.

CIT Announces Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) FY2014 Fall Solicitation Awards and Upcoming Solicitation

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These programs will be available to the private sector and political subdivisions, as well as academia and nonprofit research institutions in Virginia; specific eligibility requirements and other program information will be released with the RFP next month. By Bob Gourley.

8 March 2014 @WashingtonExec STEM Symposium Needs Your Support

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Students (first grade and above), parents, educators, nonprofit leaders, corporate leaders and federal leaders with a vested interest in the National Capital Region (NCR) STEM pipeline. By Bob Gourley The WashingtonExec Inaugural K-12 STEM Symposium will held on March 8th in Herndon VA. The event is open and free for the public. This event is expected to bring together 500 parents, students, teachers, corporate/government executives, and non-profit representatives.

David Bray of FCC @FCC_CIO Discusses Public Service and Data Analytics at 2014 Analyst Forum 

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In his experience serving the public, Mr. Bray has observed the increasing blurring of the lines differentiating the public sector, the private sector, academia, and nonprofits. By Shannon Perry. On July 30 th in northern Virginia, some of the greatest minds in analytics for business, outcomes, and mission impact gathered to share their lessons learned and experiences with data analytics.