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About Nick B Nicholaou
Nick founded MBS, Inc. in 1986, a trusted church and ministry IT consulting and support team. He has been published in print hundreds of times, been in numerous books, served on the ECFA Standards Committee, and is a Church Network Hall of Fame Inductee.
In 2021 Nick founded GreenDot.Press, whose goal is to help Christ-followers sense God’s direction as they seek to be effective at sharing their faith and building The Kingdom.
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Fulfill Your Church’s Mission by Leveraging Information Technology
Having worked with countless churches for decades, Nick Nicholaou has seen what can happen when IT is strategically led. With solid information technology planning, your church ultimately thrives — because the necessary people and policies are in place. In this updated and expanded edition, you’ll learn how to:
• Understand the mission of technology within your church and how to ensure technology best serves your church’s needs
• Find the best solutions when choosing hardware and software for your church
• Retain, train, and manage staff and volunteers
• Set up secure networks, use the cloud, and back up and recover data for your church
Get the wisdom you need. And be empowered to address the technological questions and needs specific to your situation.
Ten authors who are well-known in church and ministry management share their collective wisdom on staff working remotely in the areas of leading the team, HR issues, and technology. Seventeen chapters and six appendices!
For every new technology, there is a financial consideration, but there also may be a new risk or legal liability that emerges. Learn how to find the best solutions when choosing software and hardware for your church. Also, understand the best approach to train and manage staff and volunteers. In addition, discover the right strategy for using the Cloud, setting up secure networks, and data recovery for your church.
Section One—Church IT's Mission
Chapter 1: IT Department Structure
Chapter 2: Who Is IT's Customer?
Chapter 3: Leading in an IT Vacuum
Section Two—Church IT Solutions
Chapter 4: Selecting Solutions for the Wrong Reason
Chapter 5: Church Management Software (ChMS)
Chapter 6: Rightsizing Hardware
Chapter 7: Virtual Computers
Chapter 8: Software Charity Licensing
Chapter 9: Making WiFi Work!
Chapter 10: VoIP vs. Traditional Phone Systems
Section Three—Church IT Strategies
Chapter 11: IT Volunteers—Yes or No?
Chapter 12: Training: The Most Neglected Spec
Chapter 13: IT Staff: Insource or Outsource?
Chapter 14: Who Owns Your Public DNS Record?
Chapter 15: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
Chapter 16: The Security Sweet Spot
Chapter 17: The Value of Standardization
Chapter 18: Changing Paradigms: The Cloud & BYOD