In This Issue…
Computing power and artificial intelligence have become so advanced that we have the ability to analyse huge amounts of data – called “big data” – to help derive insight, project trends and solve important issues. Now nonprofits have access to the computing power and applications that can be used to store, share, analyse and present data in a meaningful way.
Research firm Gartner reports that we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data daily, which means that 90 percent of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. The data comes from social media posts, uploaded videos, the collection of traffic and weather information, and online shopping. The question is how can it be used by the nonprofit sector and used for good?
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Data: Store & Share It
Storing and sharing data in a way that’s accessible and meaningful makes the difference between working efficiently and wasting time. Cloud computing enables nonprofits to store and share data so that it’s accessible from anywhere, with any device.
Data: Analyse IT
Most nonprofits have large amounts of data but have not had the time nor the means to analyse it. The analysis can unlock insight and efficiencies, and unveil real outcomes and impact.
Data: Present It
Good graphical displays of data communicate ideas clearly, precisely and efficiently. Done well, they will convey your ideas and help make your point almost without saying a word.
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29 May 2013
3 June 2013
Webinar: What Nonprofit Executive Staff Need to Know About Social Media
2 May 2013
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Topic: Cloud Computing
29 May 2013
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