Hiring Freedom vs Software Platform Policies
© 2021 by Nick B. Nicholaou, all rights reserved Founder, GreenDot.Press Reprinted from XPastor.org
The U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that churches and ministries have the right to only hire those who agree with their religious and doctrinal views, but many IT solution providers require churches and ministries to certify that they do not discriminate in their employment or hiring practices as a condition of qualifying for a donation from that provider in the form of a heavily discounted charity license.
Three Strategies that Protect from Ransomware
© 2021 by Nick B. Nicholaou, all rights reserved President, Ministry Business Services, Inc. Reprinted from XPastor.org
Ransomware is a serious threat that costs a lot of unbudgeted dollars to fix. Effective protection is available! Here’s what I recommend.
Understanding the Threat
Ransomware is not like most malware threats that slip into systems under the radar.
New AntiMalware Recommendation
© 2021 by Nick B. Nicholaou, all rights reserved Ministry Business Services, Inc. President Reprinted from MinistryTech
Malware, in all its forms, is a constantly moving and evolving threat. Protection is essential! My firm, MBS, recently changed its spec to a solution called SentinelOne Control because it appears to be the strongest protection against ransomware and all other forms of malware.
Church & Donor Management Software – ChMS
Solutions from church and donor management software providers keep improving in their ability to help churches and ministries fulfill their mission! Their features to track and communicate with people, their web and mobile device interfaces, and their powerful database tools make this category of software a big help and valuable asset for today’s ministries in reaching many with The Gospel and discipling them.Read More
Water Cooler Conversations while Working Remotely
© 2021 by Nick B. Nicholaou, all rights reserved Ministry Business Services, Inc. President Reprinted from XPastor.org
Good team communication is a challenge anytime, but even more so when working remotely. While that topic can address many things, let’s focus on how to have those comfortable and helpful water-cooler-type conversations with team members who work at a different location.
Apple M1 Macs – Yes or No?
© 2021 by Nick B. Nicholaou, all rights reserved President, Ministry Business Services, Inc. Reprinted from The Church Network eJournal
Apple introduced Macs with a new chipset late last year, and many are excited about it! Honestly, I am too! The specs suggest great improvements in processing power and speed,
Apple macOS (Big Sur) & M1 Chipset Upgrades
© 2020 by Nick B. Nicholaou, all rights reserved President, Ministry Business Services, Inc. Reprinted from MinistryTech
There’s a lot of excitement about Apple‘s Big Sur and M1 Chipset upgrades. I recommend ‘caution’ on moving forward too quickly on adopting either one.
Overcoming Communication Challenges
© 2020 by Nick B. Nicholaou & Jonathan E. Smith, all rights reserved Reprinted from CO+OP Magazine>
The world has changed. That may be the understatement of the year, but it’s undeniable. While our planet may still be spinning on its axis in orbit around the sun,
Travel-Related Security Safeguards – For When We Start Venturing Out Again
© 2020 by Nick B. Nicholaou, all rights reserved President, Ministry Business Services, Inc. Reprinted from MinistryTech Magazine
Most of us are looking forward to the day when we can venture out with as much relative ease as we previously enjoyed.
So You Want to Use Zoom Anyway
© 2019 by Nick B. Nicholaou, all rights reserved President, Ministry Business Services, Inc. Reprinted from MinistryTech Magazine
Most organizations were a bit unprepared for the increased remote work forced on us by the current pandemic. Churches and ministries are communication-focused,