February 01, 2015

Technology News-in-Brief

Association News

CompTIA, the IT industry association, launched CompTIA Legal Services Program, which offers the association’s premier members access to core legal services provided by InfoTech Law Advocates. This includes: free risk assessment and company annual report filing, and free Quick Calls to ITLA legal professionals.

On Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3, $34.9 million was raised online via five major donation processing platforms. An additional $10.8 million was tabulated by two of the five reporting platforms in initial reported offline donations that day, bringing the #GivingTuesday 2014 estimated initial total to $45.7 million. The December 2014 analysis also found that between #GivingTuesdays 2013 and 2014, the total amount raised via primarily online methods grew at least 63 percent and the total number of donations increased an estimated 53 percent. The total number of participating organizations is estimated to have increased by 55 percent. Experts estimate that online giving in general represents between 6 percent and 10 percent of total annual giving. Details: www.givingusa.org

California Healthcare Institute and Bay Area Bioscience Association announced a merger, to be completed in the first quarter of 2015. The resulting organization will be called the California Biomedical Innovation Alliance. Sara Radcliffe, health EVP at BABA, will serve as CEO of the new group. The alliance will maintain offices in Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco, as well as a D.C. office.

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