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Computanews 162 - November 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:

Setting the Standard: Data Sharing And Standards In The Voluntary Sector

Sarah Parker at Lamplight follows up her open data article last issue with a look at how and why data standards are necessary in the sector.

Is IT Really Greener In The Cloud?

Eco-techie Adam Clamp at the Green IT Company examines the environmental claims put forward by cloud hosts and advocates.

Paul Ticher's Data Protection Update

Our regular contributor examines recent breaches of security, the website cookie law, data processors, payment card security and third-party staff in this update.

Online Employability Toolkit Launch

A look at a pan-European project to help the digitally-excluded gain employment skills.

What's Gone Wrong With Websites?

Our grumpy editor wonders why good web design has gone out of the window.

Paula Graham's Open Source Update

Computanews' regular open source correspondent wonders if the desktop has long to live, how the cloud is being dealt with by the FLOSS community and the differing views on the way Linux distros are going.

The Business Case For The Cloud

A look at the current state of the cloud, based around a recent business survey and seminar by


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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: 7th November 2011

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