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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...
Learn How TechSoup Can Help Your Organization: Webinar May 21
Next Thursday, I, along with a fantastic group of smarty-pants co-workers, will be hosting a webinar called Learn How TechSoup Can Help Your Organization . This one-hour online event will take you on a tour of all the things TechSoup does to help nonprofits and libraries around the country (and world...
Recycle Your Phone
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. The New York Times is covering the EPA's new campaign...
How to Get Out of Color Printing Jams
There are a lot of duties that fall onto a nonprofit employee's plate and unfortunately, printer repair is often one of them. Fortunately, there are many online resources that can help you out of color printing "jam," so to speak. DocJams sells color printer parts and offers limited phone and...
Flip Video Is Now a Donation Program
Cisco has launched a new Flip Video donation program with TechSoup. Eligible nonprofits and libraries can now each request up to five bundles of video cameras. About the Cameras With Flip Video cameras, you can take up to one hour of high-quality digital, high-definition video anywhere. These...
Hands-On with the Google Cr-48 Notebook
Last month, I blogged about the Google Chrome notebook , evaluating its potential applicability to the nonprofit and library sectors. As most media outlets have moved on to the next latest tablet or possible Apple hardware, most discussions have moved to developer forums and groups. Thanks to our webinar...
Talking High-Tech Trash
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. National Geographic's new feature on High Tech Trash...
Webinar Recap: Endpoint-Level Security at Your Library or Nonprofit
Last week, I had the pleasure of facilitating the webinar Endpoint-Level Security at Your Library or Nonprofit . During this webinar, Symantec 's Andy Singer provided some great information on security threats potentially facing your organization. He went on to describe ways in which Symantec products...
Chromebook for Nonprofits: Are Web Apps All You Need?
IT consultant Bryan Beaty volunteers at a small nonprofit. Like most nonprofits, his organization is always struggling to make ends meet, and lacks the resources to support its technology as well as it would like to. After trying Google's Chromebook for his personal use, Beaty suggested that the...
Flip Video Now Available in TechSoup Stock
This post originally appeared on the TechSoupforLibraries.org blog and was written by Stephanie Gerding. Flip Video has partnered with TechSoup to make its pocket-sized digital camcorders available to 501(c)(3) libraries and nonprofits in the United States. Flip Video's simple camcorders can be used...
Will Low-Cost PCs Kill the Refurbished PC Market?
TechSoup has for a long time been a fervent advocate for refurbished PCs. They're low-cost, they work well for most purposes, and there's a brilliant environmental case for electronics reuse in that it is roughly 20 times more beneficial environmentally to reuse computers than to recycle them at 3 to...