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The LEADS Act Will Advance Digital Privacy

Posted by Voices For Innovation - February 13, 2015 12:36 PM

Cloud adoption and innovation are driven by user trust. Individuals and businesses must be confident that their private information is secure and protected. Unfortunately, our nation’s current legal framework for digital privacy was developed nearly 30 years ago and does not contemplate the era of cloud-stored data or the borderless nature of the Internet. Now a commonsense reform has been...

VFI Snapshot: A Visit to the White House

Posted by Voices For Innovation - February 5, 2015 9:59 AM

The technology advocate members of Voices for Innovation participate in a wide range of activities all across the country—from our local communities all the way to Washington, D.C. We’ve attended webinars on key technology policy issues, taught “Hour of Code” sessions in schools, and met with government officials in state capitals and on Capitol Hill. One of VFI’s highlights in the last...

VFI Webinar: Build Your Business with State and Local Gover...

Posted by Voices For Innovation - February 3, 2015 6:32 AM

Last week, Voices for Innovation hosted a great webinar with Kim Nelson, Microsoft’s Executive Director of State and Local Government Solutions and eGovernment Solutions.  Kim provides some great advice if you want to get into or grow your business in the public sector space. Link: VFI Webinar: Grow your Business with State and Local Government  

HoloLens Could Be a Game-Changer

Posted by Voices For Innovation - January 28, 2015 11:06 AM

Over the years, Microsoft has released a lot of great products that have earned raves from tech reporters and users alike. But the recently demoed HoloLens—let’s call them “augmented reality display goggles”—really knocked the socks off the tech press. Some of what they said… “A sensational vision of the PC’s future” “Wondrous” “Awesome” “Completely amazing” The HoloLens doesn’t provide a...

VFI Member AvePoint Signs Student Privacy Pledge

Posted by Voices For Innovation - January 21, 2015 11:27 AM

We wanted to note that VFI member company AvePoint has joined Microsoft and more than 85 other companies in signing the Student Privacy Pledge. Thank you for supporting this important initiative! If you provide any education product or services and would like to add your name to the pledge, please let us know.  VFI can help connect you.  Please send me an e-mail...

Student Privacy and Why It Matters

Posted by Voices For Innovation - January 20, 2015 10:24 AM

Last year, Microsoft joined dozens of other companies in signing a student privacy pledge. In 2015, this pledge may serve as a model for state legislation. In 2014, several states already took up this issue and enacted laws to ensure student digital privacy. Students and their families have a right to privacy—and school districts and technology providers should support and...