cividesk's blog

Scan business cards into CiviCRM

We all have this pile of business cards on our desks and thought ... wish I could enter all of these in my favorite CRM ...

Well ... wait no more. Cividesk has developped an interface with an iPhone application that allows you to take a picture of your business cards, have these transcribed and then automatically uploaded as new contacts into CiviCRM.This of course works whether you are sitting at your desk, attending a meeting, or staffing a trade show.

Upcoming upgrade to CiviCRM 4.6

New year, new release of CiviCRM .. CiviCRM 4.6 will become LTS at the end of January 2016! With this much anticipated announcement, it is now time to migrate all our customers to this release.

We have been testing CiviCRM 4.6 for more than a couple months now on our own website as well as a few of our customer's, and have been impressed with all the new features, improvements as well as its stability.

All of our customers get an A+!

As part of the server migration done on August 22 we upgraded several infrastructure software to newer version. This provided us with additional security settings, and it wasn't before long that our engineers started playing with these new settings to see if we could enhance our security even further.

And .. we got a A+. Not only that, but all our customers also get the same A+ by being hosted on our servers!

The Cividesk fund on Kiva

Cividesk has created a fund on Kiva.org. This fund serves to finance microloans to people around the world living in high poverty areas. Most of these people do not have access to traditional banking systems. By lending them money to purchase land, livestock, tools or items to sell needed to build or expand their business, or giving them the chance to pursue higher studies, we are giving them a chance to escape poverty.

Infrastructure Upgrade

Cividesk will perform an infrastructure upgrade on the following dates and time:

San Francisco: Friday Aug 21, 9:00pm to Saturday Aug 22, 1:00am
Denver: Friday Aug 21, 10:00pm to Saturday Aug 22, 2:00am
New York: Saturday Aug 22, 12:00am to 4:00am
Paris: Saturday Aug 22, 6:00am to 10:00am
Dubai: Saturday Aug 22, 8:00am to 12:00pm
Kuala Lumpur: Saturday Aug 22, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Organization for Transformative Works

The Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) is a nonprofit organization established by fans to serve the interests of fans by providing access to and preserving the history of fanworks and fan culture in its myriad forms. The OTW represents a practice of transformative fanwork historically rooted in a primarily female culture. The OTW will preserve the record of that history as we pursue our mission while encouraging new and non-mainstream expressions of cultural identity within fandom.

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