Meeting Archive:
Into the Cloud

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Meeting Description:
If you were to turn off all the electricity to your organization's offices, what would happen? Could you still operate your nonprofit or library? Join our webinar for a discussion about taking your organization virtual and what you can do to become less dependent on internal IT and in-house systems.
We'll discuss how hosted services and platforms, such as hosted phone systems (VoIP), virtual servers, and software as a service can ensure that your phones are still ringing, your data is still accessible, email is still flowing and your business applications are functioning if you lose power. Learn how to fully function from any location even if your organization is dark.
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Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM PDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Stephanie Gerding


•  Recording: Into the Cloud
 Presenter Information
Linda Widdop
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As Director of Technology Services at Tech Impact, Linda manages all aspects of client relations including providing nonprofits with project plan and budget development, implementation oversight and resource allocation to projects. In addition, Linda works with local, regional and national partners to provide the nonprofit community with increased knowledge of technology through speaking engagements. With recent advances in cloud computing, Linda is focusing on moving nonprofits to leverage cloud solutions to lower IT costs while gaining access to best of breed technology.

Linda is uniquely qualified to lead Tech Impact's technology services. She has been in the computer field since 1983, starting with assembling PCs. During these 20-plus years, she has worked in manufacturing, corporate and retail environments on her way to the non-profit world.  She has trained thousands, and provided IT consulting and implementation services to hundreds, of individuals and organizations.

Stephanie Gerding
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Moderator Stephanie Gerding is a librarian, author, and trainer with over 15 years of professional experience in grants, technology, train-the-trainer, digital literacy, planning, advocacy, and online training topics. She has managed statewide training programs at New Mexico and Arizona State Libraries, worked as a trainer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, taught graduate-level online courses, and is a certified trainer for the Public Library Association.
She is the Training and Outreach consultant for TechSoup for Libraries. Stephanie is an author of three books, including Winning Grants and The Accidental Technology Trainer.  She lives in Seattle, WA with her husband and charming five year old daughter. 

Antonio Palumbo
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Antonio is a well-rounded, hands-on IT professional with over 12 years of national and global experience. He has held senior roles in startups, non-profits, private and Fortune 500 companies. Supported by an MBA in Information Systems with certificates in Business Continuity and Risk Management, Palumbo is results-driven with demonstrated success designing, engineering, and implementing enterprise-wide solutions, serving mission-critical systems. He has led day-to-day IT operations and built superior IT teams to better manage growth and control costs while meeting all performance and compliance goals. He is an integral member of the NDC executive team, with the ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical audiences, ensuring technology initiatives align with overall company strategy. NDC is the oldest national non-profit community development organization in the U.S.