Digital uptake in the charity sector

Thanks to the efforts of several government, private and non-profit organisations, more people than ever have basic digital skills in the UK. Unfortunately, a number of reports have shown that charities are missing out on this progress.

To give an overview of the state of digital uptake in the UK charity sector, we’ve put together a simple infographic.

What would you like to know about IT?

We’ve been scratching our heads trying to think about how we can better help charities and nonprofits get to grips with the digital world.

And, after a string of heated debates in darkened rooms, late-night meetings and early-morning discussions, we’ve come up with a plan of action for the content we produce in the coming 12 months.

If there’s anything that you’d be particularly interested in learning about, let us know and we’ll try to make sure we cover it!

Windows 10 and the charity sector

Microsoft has just announced that Windows 10 will be offered as a free-of-charge upgrade on devices running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows Phone. The free upgrade offer will only be available until 31 July 2016. This approach marks a change of tack for Microsoft, which has always charged for upgrades to their operating systems in the past. This being said, Microsoft has been donating a number of their products to charities around the world, which are accessible to UK-based charities through our own tt-exchange programme. This isn’t just limited to operating systems (although Windows 7 and 8 are included), but also includes Microsoft Office, Windows Servers and more….
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Getting the most out of training in the modern age

In recent years, digital technology has become more readily available to charities, thanks to programmes like our own tt-exchange. Used properly, new software packages can make organisations more efficient in their day-to-day work, but only if people are comfortable using them. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, especially as programs are updated so regularly. So then, training is needed. To this end, many organisations are turning to web-based training to fulfil their employee development needs. Benefits of online training Online training is a more flexible option than face-to-face training. It allows people to train wherever they are, saving on travel…
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Kitties and 6 Things About Microsoft Office 365, by Tech Impact

Yes, that’s right – Office 365 and kitties! Let’s get started, shall we? 1. Security and redundancy (the good kind) Security is actually better with Office 365 than with an on-premises solution because Microsoft has hundreds of security techs focused on preventing data breaches and security problems. Here’s a cool factoid: every 30 seconds, your data is moved to another server for security and redundancy reasons. Redundancy means having multiple copies of your data stored in various servers and data centres (10+ copies of your data in the case of Office 365). This means if something happens to one server, your data won’t be…
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U3A: signing up for tt-exchange

This article gives a brief overview to how the tt-exchange programme works, and explains how U3As can register to access IT donations.