Ict Hub For Rural Orgs


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Workshop at Rural ICT Conference 5th March 2008, ICT Hub resources for rural VCOs.

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    1. 1. ICT Hub Resources for Rural Organisations March 5 th 2008 Paul Webster (NAVCA) Matt Legg (NCVO)
    2. 2. Who is in the ICT Hub? The 5 core partners each have a key area of focus … and other specialists working on New Media and Open Source projects - Championing accessible ICT - Encouraging ICT volunteering - Increasing ICT knowledge - Strengthening sub-regional support - Policy, publications and conferences
    3. 3. <ul><li>Aimed at two levels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For Infrastructure Organisations to become </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More Effective </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More Efficient </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More Sustainable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For TSOs to uses their technology to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be in control </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do everyday things better </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do better things </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Plan, manage and have enough funding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Protect data and systems </li></ul></ul></ul>What are the resources available ?
    4. 4. <ul><li>How do the three high level themes impact on you locally? </li></ul>What are your ICT Themes ?
    5. 5. <ul><li>What has the ICT Hub ever done for us ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources that specifically impact on rural orgs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources that are available for all orgs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources that make ICT easier for rural orgs </li></ul></ul>How the ICT Hub meets these needs
    6. 6. <ul><li>Resources that specifically impact on rural orgs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Northumberland Circuit Riders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cumbria Video Conferencing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rural Internet access points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Richmond Fellowship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evolve </li></ul></ul>How the ICT Hub meets these needs
    7. 7. <ul><li>Resources that are available for all orgs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to Cost and Fund ICT guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good ICT Management guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Briefing for funders guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three ICT Foresight guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT and Website Accessibility Good Practice Guides </li></ul></ul>How the ICT Hub meets these needs
    8. 8. <ul><li>Resources that make ICT easier for rural orgs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledgebase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suppliers Directory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT Hub Café </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional ICT Champions </li></ul></ul>How the ICT Hub meets these needs
    9. 9. <ul><li>Comprehensive and continually growing resource of independent information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>how to select an IT trainer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how to choose anti virus software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>putting old computers to good use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how to back up data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>what should an internet use policy look like </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… and much more ! </li></ul></ul>Knowledgebase…
    10. 10. ICT Hub Knowledgebase www.icthubknowledgebase.org.uk
    11. 11. <ul><li>ICT Management </li></ul><ul><li>Planning, Policy, Managing ICT Projects … </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility & Inclusion Access for all </li></ul><ul><li>Internet & Email Getting connected … </li></ul><ul><li>Networks Setting up & managing … </li></ul><ul><li>Your website Strategy, Development … </li></ul><ul><li>Databases Planning, Implementing … </li></ul><ul><li>Security Antivirus, Backup … </li></ul><ul><li>Software Choosing & buying applications </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware Choosing & buying equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Using your computer Issues for staff </li></ul><ul><li>Starting Out articles </li></ul><ul><li>Starting Out articles </li></ul>ICT Hub Knowledgebase www.icthubknowledgebase.org.uk
    12. 12. <ul><li>Online directory of over 180 suppliers that understand the Third Sector and that provide ICT products and services for Third Sector Organisations </li></ul><ul><li>All suppliers have to provide at least two voluntary sector references </li></ul><ul><li>Links to websites and email quote facility </li></ul><ul><li>Some suppliers offer special pricing for the Third Sector </li></ul>ICT Hub Suppliers Directory www.directory.icthub.org.uk
    13. 13. ICT Hub Suppliers Directory www.directory.icthub.org.uk
    14. 14. ICT Hub Suppliers Directory www.directory.icthub.org.uk
    15. 15. <ul><li>Have a look at the ICT Hub Café: </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss your organisation’s ICT issues, </li></ul><ul><li>Get suggestions, </li></ul><ul><li>Get help and information </li></ul><ul><li>Give others the benefit of your experience and wisdom. </li></ul>ICT Hub Café www.icthub.org.uk /forums
    16. 16. <ul><li>One in each region </li></ul><ul><li>Co-ordinating focal point for all that is Third Sector ICT in the region </li></ul><ul><li>Champion the importance of ICT at events </li></ul><ul><li>Signpost to a wide range of training and resources available in their region </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage and nurture new-start ICT support projects </li></ul>Regional ICT Champions
    17. 17. <ul><li>New Media Case Studies </li></ul><ul><li>ICT Governance for Managers and Trustees Guide </li></ul>Future Resources
    18. 18. <ul><li>Any Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Do these resources help your ICT themes for the day? </li></ul>Q & A
    19. 19. Resources <ul><li>ICT Hub www.icthub.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>ICT Hub Knowledgebase www.icthubknowledgebase.org.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>ICT Hub Suppliers Directory www.directory.icthub.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>ICT Champions </li></ul><ul><li>www.watfordgap.wordpress.com </li></ul>
    20. 20. Further Information <ul><li>Contact the Regional ICT Hub Champion in your area </li></ul><ul><li>Keep checking our website for news </li></ul><ul><li>www.icthub.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>email me </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>