Friday Afternoon Fraud

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May 13, 2016 at 18:53

Today is Friday, and for most people this means a chance to daydream about weekend plans, preparing for Eurovision, or listening to this musical masterpiece.

If digital transformation means agile working, what are the implications for finance?

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February 10, 2016 at 13:41

This guest blog is by Nevil Durrant, Finance Director at Eduserv. Eduserv are delivering two workshops at CFG’s IT and Data Insight conference on 2 March, 2016. Find out more and book your place on the CFG website.

What did the Romans ever know about data protection?

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January 19, 2016 at 17:33

As usual, quite a lot. Caesar famously used his cipher device to protect important and sensitive military data among his generals. So what can we learn from the famous Roman?

Digital giving and gift aid: Our response

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September 27, 2013 at 14:27

Gift Aid enthusiasts have had a lot to chew over the past few months, with proposals on the table from HMRC and the Treasury to make Gift Aid work better for online and text donations. As people increasingly use online and mobile platforms for donating, the current paper based system for Gift Aid is showing its age. Therefore we welcomed the Government’s consultation on Gift Aid and Digital Giving, which seeks to address this challenge and some of the wider cracks in the Gift Aid system. In our response, CFG and NCVO urged the Government to seize this opportunity to […]

Cloud services: are they right for your charity?

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August 12, 2013 at 09:54

Cloud services is bringing change to organisations. The charity IT department as we know it, with its heavy reliance on physical in-house servers, and tight control of software choices, will be dead in five years – if it lasts that long. A mixture of devolution of budget control and technological decisions being made by users outside of IT , means that to stay ahead of the curve we need to actively engage in this process. One of the biggest changes we’ve already heard about is cloud services. The opportunity for charities to reduce costs (or at least move from Capex […]

CFG’s IT Conference 2013

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April 4, 2013 at 11:25

CFG’s IT Conference 2013 was held at Inmarsat in Old Street on 21st March. Topics covered included: The Cloud, Outsourcing, Cyber-risk, CRM initiatives and Working Remotely. 139 delegates networked with exhibitors on 15 stands including Eduserv and ThankQ. Professor Nigel Shadbolt, from the University of Southampton, gave the Opening Plenary on the challenges of Open Data – the publication of information that organisations, governments and charities hold. When we interviewed him he explained that the importance of publishing it in a way that has three fundamental features: “it is on the web; it is available to re-use for anybody with […]