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.

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The Salesforce Foundation and charities

The Salesforce.com Foundation works to leverage salesforce.com’s people, products and resources to help improve communities around the world. Through their ‘Power of Us‘ programme, charities can get access to Salesforce.com products and resources to help expand our collective impact. How can they help you? The Salesforce Foundation provides an initial 10-license donation and steep discounts on all future licenses and products to qualified not-for-profits. There are a growing number of products built on the Salesforce platform all of which include customer relationship management as well as a host of special features and functionality specifically tailored for not-for-profits. For more information…
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Why charities resist the cloud and why they shouldn’t

The growth of the use of cloud technology in business is nothing short of phenomenal. The reason for this is that it saves on time, cost and enables flexible working. Despite these benefits, I find that many charities are still resisting its adoption. At Tech Trust, we recently undertook a survey of 426 respondents and found that 58% of charities still don’t use the cloud – 65% of which are small charities. With the array of articles written about the benefits of the cloud, including this recent article from our own IT expert Andy Man, I wanted to know why, and…
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Connected technology and ‘the Internet of things’

Part 1: Wearable tech in the workplace It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me that I have a ‘connected home’. I’m a gadget geek and am always on the lookout for new things to try out that might make my life easier. ‘The Internet of Things’ is a part of my daily life and means that from my iPhone or iPad, I can control everything from the temperature of the central heating to the movies I download, and from the TV shows I watch to the time our lights come on at home – whether I’m…
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