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Computanews 161 - August 2011

By Lasa Information Systems Team

The Computanews web magazine is published by Lasa on the knowledgebase quarterly and is full of informative and entertaining technology articles, written in plain English and relevant to third sector organisations.

Topics include news of the latest technology developments, how-to articles in plain English, reports from organisations on how they got technology under control, analysis of technology strategy issues, software, book and film reviews and regular updates on green computing, open source software and data protection.

In this issue:

What Is Customer Relationship Management In The Third Sector?

Stuart Lunn at Infoworks looks at the background of Customer Relationship Management (CRM), the current third sector marketplace and how to choose and succeed.

Technology Leadership Academy - An Online Learning Experience

Aba Maison at Lasa goes back to school, attending NTEN's new programme for tech leaders.

Opening Up To Open Data

The benefits and challenges of opening up the sector's data is examined by Sarah Parker at Lamplight Database Systems.

Clouds Of Confusion

Our regular open source contributor Paula Graham at Fossbox explores the principles and practice of the open cloud and some open source collaboration tools.

Keeping Your Data Secure: 101 Tips You Must Know

Graham Mulholland at appiChar reviews Stephen Gibbs’ new book which will help keep your data safe and sound.

Cloud computing - Data Protection And Other Legal Issues

Using the cloud raises legal and other risks. Our data protection correspondent Paul Ticher feels the fear and looks at the data protection requirements, security and other legal considerations.

Ubuntu – A Trial – And Some Tribulations...

Ian Runeckles at Lasa looks at whether a computer running Ubuntu is up to daily remote working tasks.


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About the author

Lasa Information Systems Team
Lasa's Information Systems Team provides a range of services to third sector organisations including ICT Health Checks and consulting on the best application of technology in your organisation. Lasa IST maintains the knowledgebase. Follow us on Twitter @LasaICT


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Published: 8th August 2011

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