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New Article on Taking Fulling Advantage of Technology Investments for Nonprofits Released

New Article on Taking Fulling Advantage of Technology Investments for Nonprofits Released










Williamsburg, Virginia (PRWEB) November 21, 2006

Cerulean Associates LLC announces its new article: "Five Steps to Extend Your Computer's Life" published on TechSoup (http://www.techsoup.org).

Drawn upon its author's fifteen years of experience in IT industry, from the trenches on up to CIO of a Fortune 50 subsidiary, this article provides a practical strategy with simple steps to improve the typical computer's lifespan from three to six years. Following the recommendations within this article, nonprofits should be able to quickly shift funds, time and resources to focus more on their mission than on fixing and upgrading their computers.

Amit Asaravala, the Manager of Editorial & Content Strategy for TechSoup, said, "Since August, we had discussed with Cerulean how to incorporate components of their workshop on cost-effective IT strategies for nonprofits into an article for our readership. Cerulean had previously published an article for small and midsized businesses on how to get more out of their computers, so we thought if Cerulean could take that article and revise it specifically for nonprofits, adding in ideas from their workshop, the end result would be a perfect fit for the TechSoup audience." About the author, John Avellanet, Mr. Asaravala noted, "In writing this article and allowing TechSoup to publish it to the nonprofit sector, John clearly shows that he understands the challenges that nonprofits face and that he cares about helping them overcome those challenges."

John Avellanet, the Managing Director of Cerulean, praised the efforts of TechSoup, "Amit and his team were simply superb. Obviously, when you're trying to capture essential knowledge and experience, and then re-state those in a way that's easily understood and adopted by others, the more eyes and ears, the better. There were several times when the TechSoup team caught a word or phrase that was typical in the business or the IT communities, but was not necessarily part of the lingo of some of their nonprofit readers. That makes the article and its value better, and that helps us provide even better service in our workshop and part-time CIO program."

In addition to the published version on TechSoup, Cerulean has made a downloadable PDF version of the article available on their website in their resource library.

TechSoup is one of the most comprehensive nonprofit technology resources in the world.

TechSoup (http://www.techsoup.org) is the nonprofit technology Web resource created by CompuMentor (http://www.compumentor.org). TechSoup's more than 350,000 unique monthly visitors from 190 countries look for nonprofit technology know-how to better achieve their missions. TechSoup offers for their perusal more than 400 how-to articles on 17 technology topics, 15 community discussion forums, a technology news section, and the TechFinder service provider directory.

Nonprofits also have access to TechSoup's technology product philanthropy service, TechSoup Stock (http://www.techsoup.org/stock). TechSoup Stock provides access to donated and discounted technology products from over 25 leading providers such as Cisco, Intuit and Microsoft for a small administrative fee. Since its inception in January 2002, the service has fulfilled over 83,000 requests from nonprofits in North America, Europe and Africa for technology products. More than 2.5 million products have been distributed, freeing up over $ 600 million for other uses.

TechSoup's weekly e-newsletter, TechSoup…By the Cup (http://www.techsoup.org/tools/newsletters.cfm), is distributed to more than 56,000 subscribers.

Find out more about TechSoup, its resources and programs for nonprofits at http://www.techsoup.org/

Cerulean (http://www.ceruleanllc.com) specializes in helping growing organizations simplify the information technology and regulatory compliance challenges they face into practical choices and realistic strategies. Cerulean's clients achieve more innovation and better financial results through independent, proactive advice, business-focused IT and cost-effective compliance strategies. Their work with nonprofits is an outgrowth of their commitment to improve the community and help clients make better use of the technology they already have.

Find out more about Cerulean Associates, its resources and consulting services at http://www.ceruleanllc.com/

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