Link Age: how a move to a cloud based office system helped save time and money

Link Age are a charity based in the London borough of Southwark that aim to improve the quality of life for older people by keeping them involved in the community.

This case study explores how a move to Office 365 helped them, by giving them more time and money to focus on what’s really important!

Case study: the server upgrade process at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

The Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports the running of Arthur Rank House, which operates in Cambridgeshire and the surrounding area.

They recently undertook the process of upgrading their servers to newer versions with the help of an independent IT support company.

This article gives the background to their setup, why they upgraded, the challenges faced and successes found. It also offers advice on hardware and infrastructure upgrades more generally.

Public libraries can access tt-exchange donations

We have good news!

We’re happy to announce that public libraries are now eligible to request a range of donated IT products.

That means they’ll be able to access a range of IT donations – from Microsoft Office software and servers to Symantec security products to Adobe Acrobat XI and loads more.

Upgrade paths for charities moving to Windows 10

Windows 10 is now available worldwide and it’s highly recommended that anyone using an older version of Windows should upgraded sooner than later.

Microsoft have made many upgrades free to the public, so tt-exchange donations might not be the best route for your charity.

To figure out what to do, just decide whether your charity would benefit most from the Pro or Enterprise version, then take a look at the upgrade paths below to work out your best route going forward. Easy!

The Sabre Charitable Trust – transforming teacher training with tech

The Sabre Charitable Trust is a charity working to improve the lives of poor and marginalised children in Ghana.

They focus particularly on improving children’s access to quality, early-years education, which involves building better schools and delivering transformational teacher training among other things.

This case study explains the sorts of things they are doing to make sure that their award-winning Transformational Teacher Training programme has the best impact it possibly can on children and teachers in the Ghana.

How a small Scottish charity is using “Rolls-Royce software”

The Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society is a charity that promotes the study of family history across three counties in Southwest Scotland. Due to the nature of modern research, having computers available for researchers is essential.

“Having been able to upgrade all our computers means that we’re all singing off the same songsheet, whether we are here or working outside or at home – there are no issues with file conversions, etc.”