Feeds

IT volunteers rack up £2m in projects

IT skills for charities

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

IT professionals have donated £2m in time to the charity sector helping small organisations with a wide variety of technology projects.

iT4Communities is celebrating reaching the £2m figure since its launch in November 2002. Volunteers have completed 340 IT projects and have another 148 still going on.

John Davies, programme director at iT4Communities, the Reg: "There are a huge variety of projects from simple websites to virus checks or complex databases and even some programming work. We have just under four thousand registered volunteers and we'd welcome more applications from any IT professional - someone with a qualification and a year's experience or someone with just experience." He said many volunteers relish the contact with very committed people after working in the cynical, corporate world.

Registered volunteers can browse a list of upcoming projects and request details on those they are interested in.

Davies said one of the areas of deficiency was volunteers to design simple websites. He said much of the work is done remotely and tends to be one-off projects rather than ongoing maintenance or support. Davies said there are various alternatives for charities seeking such support.

But he said some volunteers do end up with long-term relationships with specific charities even after completing the original project.

iT4Communities is supported by the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, the British Computer Society, Intellect and Computer Weekly.

Get more information or register here.®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Inequality increasing? BOLLOCKS! You heard me: 'Screw the 1%'
There's morality and then there's economics ...
Google hits back at 'Dear Rupert' over search dominance claims
Choc Factory sniffs: 'We're not pirate-lovers - also, you publish The Sun'
While you queued for an iPhone 6, Apple's Cook sold shares worth $35m
Right before the stock took a 3.8% dive amid bent and broken mobe drama
How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?
Can you hear the difference? Can anyone?
Spies, avert eyes! Tim Berners-Lee demands a UK digital bill of rights
Lobbies tetchy MPs 'to end indiscriminate online surveillance'
4chan outraged by Emma Watson nudie photo leak SCAM
In the immortal words of Shaggy, it wasn't me us ... amirite?
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.