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FluidSurveys makes surveys faster and simpler

posted  by Anonymous -  Fri, 21/03/2014 - 17:07  


FluidSurveys, a web-based application for creating online surveys and collecting and analyzing survey data, is now available on the BigTech donations program for eligible non-profits, charities, and public libraries throughout India.

FluidSurveys is the leading provider of online survey, form & questionnaire software. With powerful yet easy to use data collection & analysis tools, 
FluidSurveys makes building, distributing and analyzing surveys easy, accessible and affordable. You can use FluidSurveys to quickly gather and analyze informal data through online surveys, forms, or polls.

In addition to all the standard online survey features, a few additional features of FluidSurveys include:
o   Drag and drop interface for creating surveys
o   Embed surveys and polls in a website or blog
o   Embed pictures and videos in your surveys
o   Customize the look and feel of your survey - including an option to use the template of a website you specify so that the look is consistent
o   Export your survey results to Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and advanced analytics software such as SPSS
With a one-year subscription to FluidSurveys Pro your organization can create an unlimited number of surveys with an unlimited number of questions in each and to collect an unlimited number of responses per Survey.

Other notable features of FluidSurveys Pro include:

o   Create surveys with a keystroke: The drag-and-drop interface lets you create and modify surveys and see a real-time preview of how it will actually appear. Your survey questions can be rearranged, copied and pasted, and moved from page to page or from one survey to another.

o   Build and edit polls: You and your team can create single-question polls and embed them on any website or blog. And, poll participants can see real-time poll results as animated graphics (or, not, if you prefer ' it's customizable!)

o   Give your survey the look you want: Your survey's color, font, and spacing can be customized as a whole or on a page-by-page basis. You can also upload logos, images, videos, or other rich media into a survey.

o   Choose from a variety of question types: Include everything from multiple choice and yes/no, to rankings, questions that allow a text response, and more.

o   Branching and skipping: You can direct survey participants to a specific question or page in your survey based on their responses to a previous question.

o   Straightforward results: You can view your survey results online in real time in table or graph form. Analysis tools allow you to filter results and create cross-tabulations to see how results compare. Both table and graph results can be exported as Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, Rich Text Format files, and Adobe PDF documents.

o   Multilanguage surveys: Survey creators can give participants the choice to fill out a survey in English, French, or Spanish.

Click here to view product details


Affordable refurbished computers through BigBridge- Stock clearance! (NGOs in India can request before 30th March!)

posted  by Anonymous -  Thu, 14/03/2013 - 11:06  

We are happy to announce stock clearance from the BiG Bridge computer donation programme!

With an aim to help NGOs with easy access to technology and reduce their IT budgets, BigBridge makes refurbished computers available to NGOs at affordable costs. BigBridge donations of over 6000+ computers have helped hundreds of NGOs across India

NGOs who want use computers in your offices and for your programs this is an excellent opportunity to avail affordable computers with licensed softwares.

We urge you to not miss this opportunity. To avail the donations –write to or call us at 11-64782655-62 (ext 25)

BigBridge’s end-of-life computers are donated by IT-BPO companies. These computers are refurbished with hardware and licensed softwares (operating systems and office), and made available for pickup in major metros in India. For more information visit


Donations of Office 2013 Are Now Available!

posted  by Anonymous -  Fri, 25/01/2013 - 12:19  

The latest version of Microsoft Office is here! Eligible NGOs, charities, and libraries can now request Office Standard and Professional editions through the Microsoft Software Donation Program at BiGTech Donation Program


Microsoft Office offers a number of new features and benefits over Office 2010, including direct integration with SkyDrive, new graphics options, the ability to open and edit PDFs in Word, and to sync across several devices. This means you can start working on a document on your desktop and then continue where you left off on another computer, laptop, or tablet because Office saves your work in the cloud as you go.

If you have received a donation of Microsoft Office through BiGTech Donations Program that included Software Assurance (and it is still current), you can upgrade to the latest version of Office at no additional cost. 


What’s New in Office?

One of the most interesting new features of Office is its integration with the cloud. Microsoft’s Office Web Apps let your staff and volunteers create, edit, and share documents online. For example, you can add comments to a Word document, and colleagues can respond to them directly within the document or via email or Skype. Plus: You can start working on a document on your desktop, then continue right where you left off on a different computer or tablet.


   One addition to Word that you’ll notice right away is its treatment of   PDFs. For the first time, you can open a PDF in Word, and its paragraphs, lists, tables, and other content will act just like Word content. 

Word includes new templates and design tools, plus it automatically remembers your location in the document as you work. This means you can close a document and come back to it later, continuing your work at the same spot, even on a different computer. And Word now includes the ability to reply to comments within a comment


  The latest version of Excel helps you explore    your organization’s data in a more intuitive and visual way. Excel recommends charts and graphs for you based on the data you’re trying to display, and it allows you to display selected workbooks collaboratively via Lync. Plus: Excel learns and recognizes your patterns and auto-completes your remaining data without macros.


    As you build your slideshows, PowerPoint  suggests variations on   your color scheme and  template while you are working and    includes new tools to help develop and align text, graphics, and imagery. This updated presentation tool also includes an improved Presenter View and a PowerPoint web app that allows coauthoring of presentations by several people inside and outside of your organization.


   Your OneNote notebooks are now built to move with you, thanks to the new cloud integration. The notes you take on your desktop or laptop will be accessible from any other computer, as well as your tablet and smartphone. You can use OneNote Mobile apps on Windows Phone, iOS, and Android phones. And if you are using a browser, just open the OneNote Web App. 

OneNote now also allows integration of pictures, video, and Excel spreadsheets into your notes. Plus: include links, webpages, maps, and sketches into your note taking as well.



   Outlook features new and improved ways to handle your email accounts, coordinate staff and volunteer schedules, manage your    social networks, and keep yourself organized through to-do lists. The new version of Outlook also includes “Peeks” — which let you take a quick glance at your schedule — as well as a calendar sharing function so others can see when you’re available.

Another neat new addition to Outlook is the weather bar, which lets you view the forecast right within Outlook, helping you plan your day and any upcoming travel.




Office is Optimized for Windows 8

    Eligible organizations can also request  donated upgrades of Windows 8 Professional and Windows 8 Enterprise. With a new mobile-friendly design that features sleek tiles in the place of conventional icons, Windows 8 is a complete rethinking of the Windows environment. It keeps some aspects of what we are all used to from Windows 7. But it drops the “Start” button in favor of a new app-integrated look and makes it easier to sync with cloud-based services. 

Learn more about Windows 8. 

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What we did for the 'Joy of Giving' week? giving back.. IT style!

posted  by Anonymous -  Mon, 08/10/2012 - 16:03   Father Adolf - encouraging volunteering as a must-do activity and not as an extra thing.

One thing we maintain at NASSCOM Foundation is that ‘giving back’ is most effective when it is the core competency of the volunteer that she provides to the beneficiary. So when we sat to design an event for the ‘Joy of Giving’ week, we concluded with the idea of ‘Find an IT Partner’ Event for NGOs wherein NGOs across Mumbai could team up with with IT volunteers. Our host and partner for this event held on 3rd Oct. 2012 was Don Bosco Institute of Technology (DBIT), Mumbai. This enabled the opportunity for IT students of DBIT to hone their professional skills in a live environment and to imbibe in them a culture of volunteering for social good. Prior to the event, about 20 NGOs had registered with us along with details of their IT needs which varied from being as simple as troubleshooting the website to as complex as creating an management information system for organizations spread across India.

After a brief introduction and welcome note, each NGO presented their project(s). FPAI, Sujaya Foundation, Salaam Baalak and Maharashtra Dyslexia Association were among the total 12 NGOs that were present.

Ms. Kate Currawala of Maharashtra Dyslexia Association wants a user-friendly website and ecommerce site for their publications. Ms. Zarine Gupta of Salaam Baalak Trust Mumbai Sujaya Foundation speaks about their program and need for online secured data transfer and multi-branch networking

The students zealously listened and then formed groups based on their interests to service the different projects. The student groups are to be mentored by the Comp Sci./IT faculty of DBIT with project timelines ranging from three to six months.

Yashbeer and group takes on the FPAI MIS projectProf. Imran & Deven Shah, Iris Business, taking stock of NGO projects and the students interest in themRahul, student of DBIT, forming a group for open source module customization for FPAI

By the end of the event, seven NGOs benefited from the event and in total eight projects found teams. DBIT student organizing team did a fantastic job of the logistics, etc. so that we could truly focus on the NGOs. A hearty thanks to them (Sydney, Elma, etc.)

As this was a pilot event for us, we hadn’t called in many IT corporates but had conveyed the idea to a few. Mr. Deven Shah from Iris Business was present for the entire time and will be contributing to two of the NGOs. Other corporates such as Cognizant, Mphasis, Mastek, etc. too have shown interest. So don’t be surprised if you see us organizing another one sooner than the next Joy of Giving week.

Next step for us is to work with the NGOs, DBIT faculty and students to scope the projects and plan towards deployment. Watch this space to know more about each project experience and results. Picture abhi baki hain!

12 NGOs brought their IT projects to the 30+ students of DBIT

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Some immediate feedback we got -

"Anyone with experience in the voluntary sector know that one of our biggest limitations is that our administrative systems don't always keep pace with our field activities. ..NASSCOM Foundation's 'Find an IT Partner for your NGO' Event yesterday hit the sweetspot exactly. .. Thank you for bringing us a JGW event that will continue to spread benefit and goodwill for way beyond this week, " says Kate Currawalla from Maharashtra Dyslexia Association.

Fresh from the ConnectIT workshop held from 26-28 Sep, Ms. Zarine Gupta Trustee, Salaam Baalak Trust said "Let me take this opportunity to thank Prashant Pandit who showed great leadership qualities in coordinating and networking with all partners and the NASSCOM Team for taking valuable time of their busy schedule and imparting the IT skills training for NGO's. It was a great learning opportunity for us and hope to put all that we have learnt into practice at Salaam Baalak Trust, Mumbai. This is a great achievement for all of us and I am sure a great CSR activity for NASSCOM ".

A hearty thanks to all who participated in the event either by bringing their projects or by volunteering to work on those projects.

We hope this small event shall scale up to the point where each IT professionals shall work hand in hand with the developmental sector of the country.



Just In: Donated Licenses of Microsoft Office 365 for Nonprofits!

posted  by Anonymous -  Tue, 25/09/2012 - 11:03  

Increase productivity, reduce costs, and simplify your NGO’s IT management with Microsoft Office 365. Available through Microsoft to qualifying organizations, Office 365 provides you and your staff with web-based access to Office applications and your documents from anywhere. Visit Microsoft Website for details Microsoft Office 365 for Nonprofits

Office 2016 is here!

Thu, 01/10/2015 - 09:54 - Anonymous

What's New in Office for Windows

Simplified sharing: Quickly and easily invite others to review or edit your document using the new Share button located on the Ribbon in Word, PowerPoint, or Excel doc.  With better integration in Office 2016, you can get more information and have more interactivity while working within documents.  Integration with Skype for Business incorporates instant messaging or live calls.


Real-time typing in Word: You can see where others are working and what they are typing as they type it in the Word desktop application. Just save a document to OneDrive for Business and invite your colleagues to join you in a simultaneous authoring session.



 Data analysis in Excel: New analysis capabilities are built into Excel, including one-click forecasting, so you can pull, map, analyze and visualize your data faster.



 Insights: Powered by Bing, this feature brings you contextual information from the web right into your Office experience when using Word, Excel, Outlook, or PowerPoint


 Data loss protection: IT admins can centrally create, manage, and enforce policies for content authoring and document sharing in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. End users will see policy tips or sharing restrictions when the apps detect a potential policy violation.


Google for Nonprofits is now available!

Wed, 03/06/2015 - 17:29 - Anonymous
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Google for Nonprofits offers qualified organizations access to free versions of paid Google products and special features designed for nonprofits. These tools can help nonprofits find new donors and volunteers, work more efficiently, and get supporters to take action Read more




Google for Nonprofits launches in India!

Mon, 01/06/2015 - 14:09 - Anonymous

Great news! Indian charities are now able to join the Google for Nonprofits program for free access to a number of Google’s paid products, tools and nonprofit services.

These include:

·         Ad Grants provides a $10,000 grant for charities to raise awareness and target new audiences online through Google advertising.

·         YouTube for Nonprofits offers premium features for charities to make the most of their YouTube channel.

·         Google Apps provides a range of enterprise tools -- from email to Google Docs -- that reduce technology costs and encourage collaboration.


Each of these products offers exciting ways for charities to not only promote the work that they do, but also collaborate and work smarter by taking advantage of Google’s online services.


At BigTech, we are excited to be able to support the Google for Nonprofits program by validating Indian charities according to a global standard. By working with Google and TechSoup Global, we hope that many charities will be able to benefit from Google’s technology products to be more efficient in their work.


Getting started with Google for Nonprofits in India

To join the Google for Nonprofits program, apply at the Google for Nonprofits website (if you do not already have a Google account for your organisation, you will need to create one). Once your organisation has passed the validation process, you will be able to access the programme benefits through your organisation’s Google Account.

To help your charity learn more about Google for Nonprofits and how you can benefit from this programme, check out our Google for Nonprofits FAQ Page


Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 13 Now Available

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 10:05 - Anonymous

BigTech is proud to announce the newest version of Adobe's Elements bundle, containing both Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13.

Both programs are lighter editions of Photoshop, Adobe's popular photo-editing application, and Premiere Pro, its robust video-editing application.

Is It Right for My Organization?    

The Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements bundle is ideal for organizations that want to quickly enhance photos and create movies to communicate their stories and their mission. Adobe designed this bundle for users who are just getting started with photo and video editing and want a simple way to edit and share photos and videos on their computers or mobile devices.

What Can I Do with the Elements Bundle?

The bundle includes a searchable organizer for photos and videos; red-eye removal; adjustable colors, lighting, contrast, shadowing, and highlights; the ability to fix problems with shaky footage, color and lighting, and audio errors; social media integration; compatibility with DVD and Blu-ray discs; and more.

A full list of features is available from Adobe.

What's New in Version 13?

The latest version includes:

·         Photomerge Compose: You can pull something out of one photo, place it in another, and blend the color and lighting for a realistic-looking scene.

·         Composition crops: When you crop a photo, Photoshop Elements will suggest four different options for a more seamless composition.

·         Video Story: You can pick the type of story to tell, grab clips for each chapter, and Premiere Elements will trim the video, transition between the clips, and pick the music, all based on the mood you chose.

·         Guided Edits: This feature allows you to add motion inside your movie titles and punch up the drama with effects or blurs that draw eyes to one part of your scene.

What's Different?

The Elements applications are simpler alternatives to Photoshop and Premiere Pro that share many of the features of the larger products. Photoshop Elements does not include certain advanced Photoshop features such as the Channel Mixer, Color Balance, scripting, or CMYK coloring. Premiere Elements offers fewer templates, transitions, and effects than Premiere Pro.

tags:  Adobe

Crashes Happen, So Back Up Your Network.

Tue, 12/08/2014 - 12:06 - Anonymous
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In the event of a catastrophe or data loss, Backup Exec 2014 lets you recover entire virtual machines and databases or individual files and granular data. For Windows, Mac, Linux, and virtual systems, it can be a central back up for multiple data sources.
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