Solar-powered refrigerators and health records via text? How Gray Ghost Ventures helps people, the planet and investors.

Why not have your money do something really good while it earns a return on your investment? This is what Leapfrog client Gray Ghost Ventures is all about. It’s a different kind of investment firm, one that invests in business models around the world that are sustainable, improve lives and make a profit — that’s …

Read more

10 Reasons Companies Are Using “Collaboration” — and How You Can Get Started, Too.

“Collaboration” in the IT world means using technology to communicate better as a team. This can range from using free web tools (like Skype) to online subscription “workspaces” to “unified communications” that can be highly complex. Whatever the technology, the goal is the same: to allow people to work together on projects — often in …

Read more

Does cloud computing make sense for your business?

Leapfrog likes cloud computing. “Software as a service” platforms such as customer relationship management (CRM) or enterprise resource planning (ERP) can be the perfect solution to help you manage your business. Why buy complex, expensive software and the hardware to run it when you can subscribe at a fraction of the cost? However, when it …

Read more

1,195,371 trees. 31 countries. One day. Leapfrog nonprofit client pulls off an astounding green feat.

Initially they were aiming to plant 200,000 trees. Instead, EARTH University pulled together enough support to plant more than five times that number of trees — nearly 1.2 million — all in ONE day. The “EARTH Plants the Future” project was in celebration of EARTH University’s 20th anniversary. And it took place, appropriately, on World …

Read more

3 Things Every CEO Should Know About Virtualization.

If you run a small or medium-sized business or nonprofit, virtualization is more about flexibility, stability and scale than preserving your capital. Sure, virtualization may lower your capital expenditures on hardware but the real benefits are in your infrastructure and portability. Here are three things you need to know: First, once you’re virtualized, you can …

Read more