Join us to alleviate poverty through Kiva

Atidan is proud to contribute to dozens of groups around the world to try to alleviate poverty.  Join us with a free $25 loan credit by clicking this link and a sponsor will double the gift with another $25 loan from Atidan….no cost to you for new accounts! 

We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Learn more about how it works.

Since Kiva was founded in 2005:

  • 817,237 Kiva lenders
  • $344 million in loans
  • 98.97% Repayment rate

We work with:

  • 165 Field Partners
  • 450 volunteers around the world
  • 63 different countries

More metrics and stats >

Why we do what we do

We envision a world where all people – even in the most remote areas of the globe – hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others.

We believe providing safe, affordable access to capital to those in need helps people create better lives for themselves and their families.

How we do it

Making a loan on Kiva is so simple that you may not realize how much work goes on behind the scenes.

Kiva works with microfinance institutions on five continents to provide loans to people without access to traditional banking systems. One hundred percent of your loan is sent to these microfinance institutions, which we call Field Partners, who administer the loans in the field.

Kiva relies on a world wide network of over 450 volunteers who work with our Field Partners, edit and translate borrower stories, and ensure the smooth operation of countless other Kiva programs.

Learn more about how it works.

How we’re funded

100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes directly towards funding loans; Kiva does not take a cut. Furthermore, Kiva does not charge interest to our Field Partners, who administer the loans.

Kiva is primarily funded through the support of lenders making optional donations. We also raise funds through grants, corporate sponsors, and foundations.

We are incredibly thankful for the support that has enabled us to do the work that has touched the lives of so many people.//

SharePoint Portal Marketing, Analytics and Return on Investment

Atidan is pleased to partner with Intlock to present a webinar series focused on return on investment, digital marketing, reporting and analytics for Microsoft SharePoint portals. Leveraging and improving your intranet, extranet or internet site(s) is critical to create successful marketing, communications, sales, innovation and general collaboration programs. Register today for one or more of our upcoming webinars or contact us directly for a customized briefing.

Measuring the Success of SharePoint and Improving Portal ROI

Wednesday August 15, 2012  —  1 PM – 2 PM Eastern

 

Gain insights on portal usage and improve your portal based on this information. Examples will be provided of how we can:

    • Identify popular content within the portal vs. content that is not accessed
    • Who is our active audience vs. groups that do not visit our portal
    • What are users searching for?
    • Many more insights around portal usage.

Register now!

 
CardioLog’s Voice of The Customer Tool for SharePoint

Thursday August 16, 2012  —  1 PM – 2 PM Eastern

The Voice of Customer tool can be used for enhanced surveys, page-based comments and website-satisfaction polls and can assist organizations in getting end-user/customer feedback. The CardioLog Voice of Customer tool provides you with a unique and interactive 2-way communication tool, granting deep insight as to what users/customers are searching for, and thus enabling you to keep your users and customers satisfied.

    • Increase corporate productivity
    • Drive portal collaboration
    • Expand portal usability
    • Empower innovation
    • Engage your audience and collect user feedback
    • Leverage gamification to increase demand
    • Expand your community and individual ownership

Register now!

 

SharePoint Marketing Suite – Completing the SharePoint Internet Site Offering

Wednesday August 29, 2012  —  1PM — 2PM Eastern

The SharePoint Marketing Suite – developed with Microsoft for SharePoint, provides a compelling marketing offering built into the SharePoint environment that aims to improve enterprise websites, portals and third party applications, such as: SharePoint 2010, 2007, 2003, and other platforms and technologies.

SharePoint Marketing Suite can help enterprises:

    • Empower the marketer
    • Establish brand loyalty
    • Engage your audience
    • Generate increased demand
    • Gain centralized control
    • Synergize all services in one solution
    • Integrate key third party tools

Register now!

Contact the SharePoint team at Atidan at sharepoint@atidan.com to learn more about our digital marketing, extranet and intranet solutions and services.

 

About Atidan
Atidan is a software development and technology consulting firm dedicated to helping today’s business leaders create easy-to-use technology environments that make work easier and more efficient for employees at every level.
With offices in the U.S. and India, Atidan combines offshore cost-efficiency and 24 hour work cycles with direct onsite team interaction-delivering low-risk, high-performance applications development and consulting for business analytics, collaboration and custom business applications. For more information, please visit http://www.atidan.com.
All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.
Contact: David Rosenthal, david.rosenthal@atidan.com, 1-215-825-5045

Visio 2013 Preview

Download the Visio 2013 Preview Here

Simplify complex information by creating professional diagrams in just a few clicks.

The new Microsoft Visio has:

  • Features designed to make it easier to create diagrams—including quicker access to frequently used tools, new and updated shapes and stencils, and improved and expanded themes and effects.
  • Tools to make teamwork simpler, such as the ability to work together on the same diagram at the same time and improved commenting—in both Visio and Visio Services.
  • Improved touch support, including for Windows 8 and Visio Services in the new Microsoft SharePoint.
  • Options to make your diagrams more dynamic by linking shapes to real-time data, with an expanded set of supported sources.
  • The ability to share your diagrams with others through a browser (even if they don’t have Visio installed) through Microsoft Office 365 or SharePoint.
  • Support for updated diagramming standards, including Unified Modeling Language (UML) 2.4, Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) 2.0, and Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0.


Create professional diagrams quickly: Create engaging diagrams in just a few clicks with updated shapes and new formatting options
and tools.

It’s easier to start creating and customizing diagrams

Visio is packed with enhancements to make it easier to get started, find the stencils you want to use, and quickly get great-looking results with over 60 built-in templates, many with updated shapes. You can also create and customize professional-looking diagrams using a rich set of expanded and improved effects and themes that apply a completely different design in just one or two clicks.

Perform common tasks more easily

Diagrams are seldom static, so Visio makes it easier than ever to update your diagram with new shortcuts for frequently performed tasks. You can get to frequently used tools right away with a significantly improved quick-access floating toolbar and easily replace any shape (or combination of shapes) in a diagram while preserving your shape connections, shape metadata, and the overall layout.

Create great-looking organization charts more easily

One of the most used templates in Visio—the organization chart—just got even better with several new styles—from professional to playful, which you can apply with just one click, the ability to import pictures and improved layout options to help fine tune the way your org chart looks.


Work together on diagrams with your team: Collaborate on diagrams with new teamwork features.

Work together on a single diagram at the same time

Streamline teamwork and reduce the risk of errors by allowing two or more people to work on the same diagram in a single file at the same time—from rearranging and adding shapes, to writing comments, to applying effects. With just one working file, you avoid the need to email files around, figure out what changes others have made to the original diagram, and manually merging multiple versions together.

Share diagrams through a browser on almost any device

By saving your Visio diagrams to Microsoft SharePoint—either on your company’s servers or through Microsoft Office 365—you can make them instantly viewable through a browser for colleagues without Visio. Visio Services in SharePoint provides a rich experience through the browser, with full detail from the original diagram, refreshable data (in diagrams with data links), the option to view and add comments, and improved touch support so you can view and interact with the diagram through virtually any device.

Give feedback with improved commenting

The latest Visio release introduces features designed to make it easier to capture and address reviewers’ feedback on diagrams. You can add comments to any diagram from virtually any device, whether through Visio or a browser using Visio Services – and can get immediate clarification on any you are unclear on by initiating an instant messaging (IM) conversation or audo/video call right from within Visio. (Requires a compliant IM application, such as Microsoft Lync.)


Link diagrams to dynamic data: Use the shapes in your diagram to make real-time data understandable at a glance.

Link diagram shapes to data with a simple wizard

Visio Screenshot

With Visio, you can link the shapes in your diagram to your business data to visually represent complex information. Several popular data sources are supported, including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Excel Services, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Azure, and Microsoft SharePoint Business Connectivity Services. This allows you to reveal patterns and meaning in your data with data graphics, such as vibrant icons, symbols, colors, and bar graphs.


Use a powerful diagramming platform: Get an extensible and flexible platform for creating diagrams and solutions that fit your business.

Enhance process management with support for BPMN 2.0 and updated validation rules

Visio can help you ensure that your diagrams meet the standards required by your business, including support for Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) 2.0 —today’s standard for business process modeling—and you can use the built-in validation rules to help ensure your diagrams comply with the specification. You can also continue to open and update diagrams that use BPMN 1.2.

Create visual workflows and publish them to SharePoint

Visio simplifies how you create SharePoint workflows and Microsoft Project workflows to support demand management. You can create and publish SharePoint workflows visually with updated support for Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0 (including support for stages and loops and better integration with Microsoft SharePoint Designer) and also use Visio to create visual Project workflows for demand management, which work with both Microsoft Project Server and Microsoft Project Online.

Try Visio with Office 365

Try Visio as a subscription through Office 365, with the same features as in Visio Professional 2013 Preview. Visio Pro for Office 365 Preview will get users up and running quickly with application streaming technology and automatic patching. Visio Pro for Office 365 Preview also enables users to work from the Windows PC of their choice through Visio On Demand, which allows them the option to install Visio on multiple PCs and even temporarily install Visio on kiosks while they’re travelling.

Microsoft Project 2013 Preview

Microsoft Project 2013 Preview

Take action

Get started quickly

Project Online helps you get started quickly. Visual tiles identify important steps and provide a simple guide for you to begin or flex project portfolio management (PPM) capabilities.

Access from virtually anywhere

Project Online extends your PPM experience to smartphones, keeping you up-to-date while you’re on the go with an interface suited to small form-factors.

Flexible project portfolio management

Select optimal portfolios

Project Online enables you to define and select project portfolios that align with your business strategy–prioritize competing requests, run optimization scenarios under varying budgetary constraints, and maximize resource utilization to manage capacity.

Deliver projects successfully

Project Online helps you effectively manage everyday work in SharePoint Online and the tactical details of execution with Project Pro for Office 365 or Project Web App (PWA), while ensuring alignment with business priorities.

Gain visibility and control

See what your teams are doing–even when they’re managing everyday work or ad-hoc projects in SharePoint Online task lists. You can also move ad-hoc projects from SharePoint Online into Project Online when you need more control. Now you can see all demand and govern accordingly, accurately measure utilization and make objective decisions that align with your strategic goals.

Easily create workflow

Project Online allows you to create workflows with Visio in SharePoint Designer, to subject each project to the appropriate controls throughout its lifecycle–to improve governance and control.

Strengthen everyday collaboration

Discover and share information

Share documents, follow people and sites, or simply keep track of what people are working on. By binding together the social experiences of SharePoint Online and Project Online, you can facilitate discussions and information sharing to help you complete projects and everyday work.

Improve decision making

Project Online enables you to see summary dashboards, plans, and timelines in PWA, helping you glean insight and make better decisions across a collection of projects, a particular program or portfolio. Self-service access enables decision makers and analysts to quickly mine and aggregate data–to understand risk and align long-term planning and short-term execution needs with business priorities.

Increase agility and control

Simplify IT management

Project Online simplifies IT management with straightforward provisioning, enterprise-grade reliability and integrated administration with SharePoint Online so it’s easier for your IT staff to administer.

Explore the SharePoint Store

Quickly act on new challenges or respond to big opportunities. Shave time off discreet processes. With Project Online, you can choose apps from the SharePoint Store to meet the needs of your business.