Look before you leap when it comes to cloud technology
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Look before you leap when it comes to cloud technology

7 Jul 2014 | John Tate

If you are going to invest in cloud technology, John Tate has some words of advice – take time first to research it thoroughly.

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How combining international aid and social media can transform Africa

Social media is impacting life in Africa at breakneck speed, and it is not just the usual suspects Facebook and Twitter. Clare George-Hilley explores what's happening.

Bee Count

Charities are doing exciting things with mobile apps. Kirsty Weakely takes a look at some that are great at engaging t supporters.

Why free-market economics don't work in the IT industry

Free-market economics don’t work in the IT industry, so adjust your behaviour accordingly, advises John Tate.

The Heartbleed bug: A modern horror story

John Tate’s assessment of the latest risks to technology posed by cyber-crime is not for the faint-hearted.

How three charities hijacked #tubestrike

As much of the London Underground network ground to a halt yesterday, Save the Children, Macmillan Cancer Support and Leonard Cheshire Disability hijacked the Twitter hashtag to put commuters’ frustrations into perspective. Kirsty Weakley takes a look.

Simon Blake, chief executive of Brook

There are ups and downs to being a charity chief executive on social media, says Simon Blake, but it's essential to be part of the conversation.

Modern technology and the power of memory

Modern technology is great, but many current records will not endure down the ages, fears John Tate.

From social to CRM – What’s on fundraiser’s minds?

Data. It’s on every fundraiser’s radar. But in the face of ever more data being generated, what do fundraisers actually need? Celina Ribeiro reflects on yesterday’s Fundraising First Thing debate about data in fundraising

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