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How to solve the technology challenges in charities

Our research with Third Sector found that charities often have two systems that need to 'talk' to each other but find it difficult to implement suitable solutions. This infographic neatly shows the results of our survey and suggests ways as to how you can overcome the technology integration challenge in your charity.
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Improving productivity in UK manufacturing through technology

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With 84% of manufacturers saying they need to improve productivity, in this blog we take a look at the key challenges facing the industry and demonstrate how software could boost your efficiency and maximise the potential of your workforce and production facilities.
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Android M preview now available for developers

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Google has made the next version of the Android operating system available to developers this week. Android M will succeed Android Lollipop later this year and in this blog we look at what some of the changes mean for developers.
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Flexible resourcing: solving today’s IT skills gap

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A recent survey showed that nine out of ten UK Executives said there was an IT skills gap in their organisation, which they believe damaged customer service and innovation. Flexible resourcing or 'body shopping' is an increasingly popular strategy which provides the agility to handle the changing dynamics of your organisation in a cost effective way. Discover how flexible resourcing could enhance your competitive edge here.
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What’s the difference between a web development company and a software development company?

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Businesses typically long-list potential suppliers by searching online but this doesn’t always yield the most relevant results especially when it comes to software development. Frequently customers looking for a software development company will follow links to web development companies or even web designers. In this blog we outline the difference between them to help you decide what’s right for your business.
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Microsoft strengthens business intelligence (BI) strategy with Datazen acquisition

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Mobile business intelligence (BI) is growing as organisations find new ways to extract data to improve their business performance. In this blog find out what Microsoft's acquisition of Datazen, a leading mobile and data visualisation specialist, means for your business.
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How resilient is your IT? Why software testing and health checks are critical to BCP

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Every organisation should have a Business Continuity Plan but software can often be overlooked. In this blog Lucas and Mark demonstrate how thorough testing and system health checks can minimise the risk of your software becoming the reason to invoke your BCP. This webinar was presented as part of the BCI's (Business Continuity Institute) Business Continuity Awareness Week 2015.
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Prepare for Google’s mobile update: make your website responsive or mobile-friendly

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From April 21st 2015, Google will be using ‘mobile-friendliness’ as a factor in determining website ranking. Any sites falling foul of the new algorithm could experience a significant drop in search engine rank. Find out how to check if your site works on devices of differing sizes and what to do if it doesn't.
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Implementing a Single Sign-On (SSO) system: the benefits and challenges

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Single Sign-On (SSO) has been around for a while, enabling businesses to grant access to multiple applications by authenticating users just once. As it gains in popularity (and familiarity), in this blog we examine the benefits as well as some of the challenges facing business when implementing an SSO system.
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Are charities too risk averse to implement innovative technology solutions?

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Although it is widely accepted that charities are unable to afford the luxury of trial and error, our research in association with Third Sector shows that 4 out of 5 charity IT leaders are planning to focus future investment on driving innovation. Discover the key challenges facing charities when implementing new technology in this blog.
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Consumerisation of IT – a challenge for CIOs and the wider organisation

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It can be a challenge marrying the experience we are accustomed to at home to the systems we may have to use in our day job. This is particularly the case in industries where reliance on legacy technology can be an issue. Find out how financial services firms are overcoming the challenge to cater for their 'millenial' staff.
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