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Eval13 Session 62: Choosing the Right Database Software

In the last ten years, we’ve gone from an environment where Microsoft Access databases were the only cheap, viable solution to a proliferation of internet-based options including many out-of-the box programs like Effort to Outcomes (ETO) and Apricot that are designed specifically for tracking clients, services, and outcomes. In this session, we looked at today’s database software landscape and how it’s evolving including “the cloud”, the rise of “Software as a Service” options like Salesforce and the proliferation of cheap web hosts like Go Daddy. Then, we discussed what factors to consider when choosing (or helping a client choose) the best option

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Focus Search - They’re part of a boom in what’s called Software as a Service (SaaS) or hosted software. 13 With SaaS, the software package and the data are stored on the vendor’s servers (a server is basically just a powerful computer that other computers can talk to). Staff accesses the software and data over the internet, also known as the cloud these days. 14 Facebook, Twitter, Survey Monkey, WebEx and many of the options here are Software as a Service


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Collaboration and Data Collection: A Discussion of Available Technologies that Foster Inclusiveness and Participation in Child welfare Evaluation

Roundtable session notes and handouts. #Tool #technology #Survey #program #software #Collaboration #datacollection #questionnaire

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Focus Search - Collaboration and Data Collection: A Discussion of Available Technologies that Foster Inclusiveness and Participation in Child welfare Evaluation