When you’re a nonprofit organization, every day, you’re working tirelessly to change lives. And you probably depend on volunteers and employees in the field to meet your mission objectives. Those people need the right tools to be successful and get the job done.
Many directors think that all they need to be mobile is hook up tablet and set up email. But it’s not that simple. To build a mobile force in the community that’s collaborative and productive, it takes technological expertise from an experienced partner. Successful remote teams don’t have to deal with the hassle of using complex virtual network software to access files.
And they don’t rely on non-compliant, unsecure consumer-based cloud solutions like DropBox either. Because security in the field can’t be overlooked. Your data is one of your most important assets, and keeping it private and secure needs to be a high priority. According to the National Council of Nonprofits, “90 percent of data breaches are preventable.” The right IT provider can correctly set things in motion the first time and proactively avoid the most common threats. As a nonprofit organization, you may be entitled to steeply reduced costs on secure and reliable Microsoft cloud solutions. Enable your team to be more mobile, seamlessly moving from field to office and across office locations.
These 3 affordable Microsoft solutions can make your team more functional in the field:
1) Office365 – This online version of Microsoft Office offers greater remote access and mobility, with full functionality no matter what device your team is operating on. It also shifts the expense to an operational expense instead of the typical capital expenses that come with purchasing Microsoft Office for the team.
2) Azure – Azure offers a suite of scalable, affordable cloud tools for your nonprofit, like network storage and real time connectivity for your applications that lack a Cloud offering. There is also a built-in disaster recovery plan that most non-profits couldn’t afford as a stand-alone product. That way, when disaster strikes you’re ready to serve the people who most need you.
3) Enterprise Mobility & Security Suite (EMS) – EMS makes it easy to manage mobility for both employees and volunteers and keep your data and apps secure. With security built in, EMS handles technology threats, protects private client information and allows you to stay compliant with government regulations. You get to stay focused on your mission without worrying about threats and compliance.
Applied Tech recently helped a nonprofit client in the healthcare industry power their mobility and increase collaboration. As a statewide organization with more than 1500 people, a merger left them with multiple domains and unorganized email. The team at Applied Tech helped migrate all their mail systems into one, provided consistent email address across the same domain name and deployed and implemented Enterprise Mobility Suite.
We are always on the look out for innovative ways to help nonprofit organizations succeed. These innovative Microsoft cloud platforms can be implemented for a fraction of the cost that was once required to do the same work.
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