We have a successful laptop loan scheme running and are thinking of starting a tablet loan scheme. Has anyone found any fundamental differences in loaning laptops and tablets?Continue
Digital Inclusion colleagues... is anyone willing to share how their organisations budget for DI initiatives? My budget has increased significantly for 2015/16 and I'd like to be able to share with our ELT team what others are doing by way of…Continue
We've bought some Zoostorm Playtab 10inch tablets for £80. MIxed impressions so far. For about another £15 we could have gotten the newer version and got 2GB RAM instead of 1, but a relatively generous 16GB storage (many budget tabs have 8 and 4GB…Continue
Surprised no-one has posted this up on digi housing hub yet (apart from the twitter feed), so time to rectify that! Looks potentially a very exciting and useful way of getting more people online (and not through a ropey unreliable and restrictive 3G…Continue
You may have heard that Microsoft are now allowing tablet manufacturers to install Windows free of charge on smaller screen tablets - with sub-£100 options becoming available as a result, will these be a better option compared to Android…Continue
Hi,We are looking at developing a loan/buy scheme for tablets, and wondered whether anyone had any good practice in terms of the management of this sort of thing such as with eligibility criteria, agreements etc used, and also what tablets would…Continue
Hi, We are looking at doing a survey to our tenants to get some baseline figures so that we can take the best approach to help combat Digital Inclusion, and wondered if anybody had any good examples of surveys that they have sent out, they would be…Continue
Hi everyone, I have come across this article: Hyde joins the call for internet providers to help…Continue
Hi everyone, Recently, Sheffield-based IT company Technophobia have released a really informative blog post about digital transormation in social housing.Check it out here: …Continue
Hello there! a colleague has just been telling me about a discussion at last Thursday's Digital Inclusion workshop about the imminent launch of a CSR programme by Argos to improve access to lo-cost tablets for social housing tenants; has anyone seen…Continue
I've stumbled upon this interesting blog post by Roger Birkinshaw, Director of Housing, Capita software services business:
It suggests that the internet could be used to control…Continue
I’m researching a number of options in terms of providing community based WI-FI on estates. I was wondering whether anyone else is considering this as an option to increase residents' digital inclusion? If so what providers are you using?
Those looking at organisation-wide digital transformation and putting an effective digital strategy in place might find this recording of a webinar I recorded earlier this week of interest.
It is based around 10 'Think Digital' principles I have put together based on the work I have been doing with various organisations on digital strategy.
It focuses on the lessons we can all learn from a digital way of doing things - which is less about technology and tools…Continue