Geeky but grounded? Plugged-in but cash-strapped? Interested but otherwise occupied?
If you can’t physically make it to MinistryTech for some end-of-the-world reason, you can still take in part of the excitement virtually. We’ll be streaming selected workshops and all keynote sessions during the conference, FREE!
So fire up your smartphone, laptop, or other cool gadget and keep it with you at all times. Nothing is more important than MinistryTech’09. Here are some things to think about:
Wife having a baby? No problem, use headphones. Imagine what an awesome thing it will be for you to be able to say that your newborn’s first geek experience was at age 0.1!
Don’t have enough money to travel? This is free. Mooch some wireless at Panera.
Actually have a job you can’t get away from? This will help you enjoy that more.
Don’t like Colorado? Whatever.
Afraid someone will ask what you’re doing? Don’t worry. They know you’re a geek. Tell them you’re logged on with hundreds of other “smart people” discussing the next generation of Church Integration Networking Social Internet Directory Management Infrastructure Ministry — you know, the ChINSIDIMS — 2.0.
Get lots of [throw in some acronyms here]!
It’s better than trying to follow someone else’s blog that is actually a digest of their tweets which just goes to prove their not really paying attention anyway.
So how do you partake in this virtual goodness? Register Hereso we can make plans to reserve your virtual seat (the soft comfy recliners will go first, oh wait, you choose your own seat..)
I've been pondering the switch from Exchange to Google Apps as GCC's corporate email solution for over a year. While there are a couple of obvious benefits to switching to GApps, my
team's hesitation has been the overwhelming number of unknowns along
with a number of features we know we'd loose. Getting answers to our
unknowns has been a challenge ... and in talking with other church IT
peers we all have similar questions.
For non-profits, Exchange really doesn't cost much, offers a ton of
enterprise class features, and in our experience requires little day-to-day
maintenance. However, we're not married to Exchange and if there are
solid and compelling reasons to switch we would seriously consider it.
To that end a couple of us got together and started a wiki page on citrt.org listing all the questions/concerns we have about Google Apps as an Exchange replacement. http://citrt.pbwiki.com/Google-Apps-Pros-Cons-OtherWe've already had 29 updates to the wiki page and it's barely 24hrs old :-)
What about you? Do have Google Apps questions you'd like to have answered? A few of our church IT peers have made the switch already and we hope they'll help answer our questions (they better!). Better yet, do you know someone at Google that can weigh in? Regardless, please join in the discussion.