All About Computers, Internet and Web

Assembled by Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD

The following topics are listed in the order in which a person might learn about and buy a new computer system, then connect it to the Internet and Web, and then develop and market a website.

Sections of This Topic Include

Planning and Buying a Small Computer System
Software for Small Computer Systems
Learning About Small Computer Systems
Basic, Technical Support and Maintenance of Small Computer Systems
Computer and Network Security
All About the Internet
Intranets (Computer Networks Internal to the Organization)
Getting Connected to the Internet
Building, Managing and Promoting Your Website (including for disabilities & various browsers)
Computer and Network Security (including worms, viruses, hoaxes and spam)
E-Commerce -- Doing Business on the Web
Polices about Using Computers and Networks
Cloud Computing

Additional Information Focused on Nonprofits

LINCProject: Low Income Networking and Communications Project
The Nonprofit Technology Gap – Really? New Report Sheds Light on the Issue

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The Accidental Techie - Book Cover The Accidental Techie: Supporting, Managing, and Maximizing Your Nonprofit's Technology
by Carter McNamara, published by Authenticity Consulting, LLC. This hands-on guide walks you through five projects that, when completed, will give you a comprehensive and usable support system, including for 1) conducting a technology inventory, 2) assessing and supporting staff, 3) assessing and buying technology, 4) protecting your organization from disasters and data loss, and 5) managing your role. Includes ready-to-use templates, worksheets and sample policies, and also 135 resources on topics such as funding, discussion groups, application service providers, web site development, donor management software, and a security policy checklist. Also explains steps for creating a database that gives you the reports you need. Includes a glossary of terms every techie should know.

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