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How technology helps NGOs increase reach and efficiency

How technology helps NGOs increase reach and efficiency

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Technology allows organizations to reach out to people, thanks to the positive transformation that it has brought into play—a crucial role in sustainable development. The 2017 Global NGO Online Technology Report (techreport.ngo) summarizes how non-government organizations worldwide use web applications and email communications, online and mobile fundraising tools and social and mobile media. According to the report, internet infrastructure will continue to improve worldwide, which means NGOs will become more empowered to use the internet to inspire philanthropy and create social change by 2025. The report shows that 71% of NGOs regularly send email updates to donors and supporters, while 92% of global NGOs have a Facebook page and 72% a Twitter handle. While assessing the online t
Government Tweaks Startup Definition, Benefits To Flow For 7 Years Now

Government Tweaks Startup Definition, Benefits To Flow For 7 Years Now

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The government has introduced minor changes to the startup definition, saying a business not older than seven years will now qualify for benefits under the Startup India Action Plan. So far, only companies up to five years from the date of incorporation were eligible for concessions under the plan announced last year. As per the new definition, an entity shall be considered as a startup if its turnover is less than Rs. 25 crore - which remains unchanged -- and has not completed seven years from the date of its incorporation/registration. However, in the case of startups in the biotechnology sector, the period shall be up to 10 years, the commerce and industry ministry said in a notification. It also said that an entity shall be considered as a startup if it is working towards...
India Has High Growth Potential For Next 2 Decades, Says Arun Jaitley

India Has High Growth Potential For Next 2 Decades, Says Arun Jaitley

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday that India has the potential to grow at a reasonably high level in the next decade or two, citing structural changes by the government and a turnaround in the global economy. The whole environment of doing business has changed in a matter of months, Mr Jaitley told a Washington audience at an event organised by the US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum. "India has the potential to grow at a reasonably high level in the next one-two decades. This is mainly because of the series of structural reforms being carried out by the government, turnaround in the global economy, and the massive investment opportunity that the infrastructure sector offers," said Mr Jaitley. "I am certain that now that the growth is returning back to the worl...
How Startups Can Compete in the IoT Space

How Startups Can Compete in the IoT Space

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The IoT platform market has been growing at a record pace. Just a couple of years ago, the market only counted a few early vendors that were starting to court enterprises and device manufacturers. Today, the IoT platform space is a hyper competitive market encompassing a broad set of companies from telecommunication operators to platform as a service (PaaS) providers. Traditionally, the initial wave of innovation and early adoption in an enterprise software market is driven by innovative start-ups that are able to move faster than the incumbents. As the market develops, incumbents enter the fray, relying heavily on acquisitions helping to consolidate the market. That wave of mergers and acquisitions activity is a clear sign of a mature enterprise software market that is approaching its ...
            
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