Happy New Year! We took a break in January and are back to our monthly Bagels & Bytes meetings!
This month, we met at Rodef Shalom in Shadyside. Our starter topic was “ways to save money on (and with) IT.” Here are the resources and issues we discussed during the meeting:
Discounted hardware and software
- Techsoup (http://www.techsoup.org) – runs a great software donation program and has a nice “Learning Center” resource
- Consistent Computer Bargains (http://www.ccbnonprofits.com/) – sells discounted equipment and software to nonprofits
- Dell’s auction site (http://www.dellauction.com/) – just like the name says, Dell auctions off its hardware on this site – sometimes for super cheap!
Giveawayoftheday.com (http://www.giveawayoftheday.com) – can download a different full version piece of software every 24 hours
Comodo (http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/) – free anti-virus/firewall software
Vendors Used by Meeting Attendees
Ideal Integrations (http://www.idealintegrations.net/)
Red Square (http://www.redsquaresystems.com/)
Innovative Technologies Plus (http://www.innotechplus.com/)
3 Rivers Connect (http://www.3rc.org/)
DonorPro Software by TowerCare Technologies – (http://www.towercare.com/)
- Our next meeting is March 4at Rodef Shalom in Shadyside. Our topic for March will be Web 2.0/Social Networking. The meeting is, as usual, from 8 am – 9:30 am.