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Visually Engage Your Constituents with InFocus
TechSoup is proud to announce our newest donor partner, InFocus. InFocus innovates collaboration solutions that drive successful, visual teamwork in video walls, control rooms, conference rooms, classrooms, and workstations throughout the world. InFocus' end-to-end, system-level, in-room, and...
More Dell Desktops and Bundles Now Available
We've added more refurbished desktop and bundle options to our catalog! Be sure to check out these great offers. Desktops and Bundles from InterConnection Dell OptiPlex desktop, $178.00 admin fee Get the Dell OptiPlex desktop Dell OptiPlex bundle, $235.00 admin fee Get...
Our Refurbished Laptop Catalog Is Growing
Check out all of the recent additions to our collection of refurbished laptops in the Refurbished Computer Initiative (RCI) program. Laptops from InterConnection We've just added refurbished laptops from Lenovo and Dell to our catalog thanks to our refurbisher partner InterConnection. ...
New Microsoft Surface Pro Tablets Now in Stock
Our Refurbished Computer Initiative (RCI) program is offering brand new Microsoft Surface Pro tablets! Microsoft Surface Pro Microsoft Surface Pro, $580.00 admin fee Check out our new Microsoft Surface Pro tablets, complete with Intel Core i5 processors, 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB of internal storage...
Refurbished MacBook Air Laptops Now Available
The Refurbished Computer Initiative (RCI) at TechSoup now offers refurbished MacBook Air laptops along with other refurbished laptops to fit any budget. MacBook Air Apple MacBook Air, $615.00 admin fee We're very excited to expand our selection of Apple laptops! The MacBook Air weighs...
Refurbished Computers for Any Budget
The Refurbished Computer Initiative (RCI) at TechSoup is proud to offer additions to our catalog with admin fees for every need and budget. Recertified Dell Computers TechSoup now offers three premium, recertified Dell computers from our refurbisher partner CDI. Dell has recertified these computers...
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Refurbished MacBooks, Desktops, and More Now Available
The Refurbished Computer Initiative (RCI) at TechSoup is now offering refurbished desktops, laptops, and tablets, including MacBooks from Apple and Latitude E6400 laptops and OptiPlex 980 desktops from Dell. Laptop Computers PCRR has added two refurbished laptops to our catalog (Condition B means...
The Tech Nonprofits Need to Know About from CES 2015
It's that time of year again! I'm not talking about resolutions (though those are great too!). Last week, companies, journalists, and enthusiasts convened in Las Vegas to showcase what's to come in technology. From new connected cars to "smart" baby pacifiers, CES (Consumer Electronics...
News by the Spoonful: TechSoup's 2015 Tech Predictions
Every now and then, we like to predict what's on the tech horizon. We recently polled our TechSoup employees and NetSquared community on what they see as looming large in 2015. What they said may surprise you. Here's what they think will be worth paying attention to in the coming year. ...
Microsoft's Ecohero: How Sean Nicholson Is Saving the Earth
You've heard of the Incredible Hulk and Green Lantern. But you've probably never heard of this green superhero. Each year the International Computer Refurbisher Summit awards a lifetime achievement award in my name (it's a long story on how that came to be). This year the award went...
New to TechSoup: Refurbished Desktop Computers with Solid-State Drives
TechSoup is proud to announce new desktops, bundles, and laptops in our Refurbished Computer Initiative catalog. For the first time, we are offering computers with solid-state drives (SSDs). Desktops Our refurbisher partners PCRR and InterConnection have expanded our desktop collection by offering...
Raspberry Pi for Educators
Raspberry Pi Model B Last week, the UK-based nonprofit Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the latest version of their popular Raspberry Pi computer. Dubbed "Model B+," it's the third model the organization has released to the public since Model A went on sale in 2012. Raspberry...
Upcoming Webinar on July 10: Mobile Tech for Offices & People
Interested in learning how to pick wireless devices, make your office more mobile, and implement good mobile strategies at your nonprofit or library? Then Mobile Impact 401: Mobile Tech for Offices & People is the webinar for you! Join experts Matthew Bauer and Brent Muckridge on Thursday, July...
How Virtual PBX Can Save You Some Green While Going Greener
I don't know about you, but I have always found the terminology around telephone systems a little complex and unnecessarily confusing and I come from an IT background. PBX, POTS, PSTN, Trunk Lines. What does all that mean? Wikipedia can help you decipher some of it. Our recent article, Unified Communications...
The Disposable Computer
Your computer will be disposable. It can be today, and it definitely will be tomorrow. You may have recognized the trend: computing (crunching numbers and running programs) is moving away from your computer and is now being delivered as a service over the Internet. Programs that we never thought...
What's Involved in Technology Planning: Tech Planning for Your Mission Part 1/3
Welcome to the first of three blog posts in our technology planning series. We’ll discuss how to maximize your resources with a well-thought-out plan, how to conduct a technology assessment , and technology planning for disaster preparedness . What’s Involved in Technology Planning...
Cloud Computing: Why Should Nonprofits and Libraries Care?
Last year, I wrote a post about Why Nonprofits Should Care About Cloud Computing . Well, it is time for a deeper look into the subject. Cloud computing is not going away and small and medium-sized nonprofits and libraries need to begin to understand it. IDC forecasts that IT spending on cloud computing...
New! Develop and Expand Wireless Networks with Brocade Hardware
Now available at TechSoup: Wirelessly connect desktops, laptops, and printers to your network with hardware from the Brocade donation program . These donated access points and controllers offer a number of benefits to your nonprofit, library, or foundation. With a secure wireless network, you can...
Do Environmental Rankings Affect Consumer Choices?
Find additional tools and tips for greening your nonprofit through TechSoup's GreenTech Initiative , where social benefit organizations can share and learn more about technology choices that can help to reduce our overall impact on the environment. Greenpeace recently released the sixth issue of its...
Consider a Laptop Instead of a Desktop
Climate Savers Computing reports that laptops typically consume less power than desktops and are usually powerful enough for most users. This is backed up by research performed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory . The average desktop consumed 74 watts while on, but idle, where as the average...
Free Event: "My First Server" TweetChat with TechSoup and Dell
With an overwhelming amount of information and technology to manage these days, there comes the point when organizations and small to medium size businesses should ask, when does it make sense to have an on-site server? On Monday, April 25 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time, we are excited to join Dell...
5 Things You Can Do in 5 Minutes to Reduce Your Power Use - Part 1
Welcome to TechSoup GreenTech's Unpower Yourself! campaign. For this campaign, we have compiled a variety of information about IT energy reduction on our web pages . Global warming is happening because of a buildup of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, most of them produced by power plants that...
Computer Refurbishment and Accessibility
The first time I really "got" the power of accessible technology (AT) to improve the lives of people with disabilities was when I saw the PBS documentary Freedom Machines . Of all the wonderful things that computers and other smart machines do to enhance our lives, I can't think of...
Faces of the TechSoup Community
TechSoup's YouTube channel has now grown to several playlists, which feature our members that we meet at the various conferences we attend. Here are TechSoup members from HollabackDC talking about Flip Video cameras that they received from a donation through TechSoup (a new Flip bundle will be coming...