Im looking to work with our IT team to set up free IT technical advice sessions. The idea is for a tenant to book a timeslot and then bring their device to the e.g. quarterly session whereby the IT people will attempt to fix their computer. If the…Continue
Hi all, we have a lovely set of brand new PCs in our community room in West Gorton but all stand alone and would like to network them. I have been advised we need to purchase a server and Windows 8 license any idea where I can start my research /…Continue
From this week ,as part of the Cambridgeshire Public Sector Network project, all of our sheltered housing communal areas will now benefit from free WiFi. I am just about to start promoting the concept of digital champions, with the intention of…Continue
We (Link Group) have just signed an agreement with Happus to provide broadband to our tenants for £11.85 a month including line rental. I can post a bit more about this deal if anyone is interested.Continue
I'm putting together a buisness case for Yammer and I'd be interested to hear how other landlords have used this or other social networks for internal comms.Continue
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
I'm the Digital Inclusion project manager at the Hyde Group, and current chair of the Connected Housing Inititaive (CHI), a group of RSLs working to help develop and share kit and connectivity offers available to social housing residents .
The CHI is made up of 13 housing associations who came together last year because we all felt there was a ‘missing piece’ in our digital inclusion activities – affordable and flexible kit and connectivity options. In the digital inclusion world, a…Continue
One of the UK’s largest digital pilot schemes to help older and vulnerable people get online has been hailed a success, after it helped more than 400 people to access free wifi.
The evaluation results of the Orbit Group and CommunityUK Pilot WiFi project has been published.
The project involved a partnership between CommunityUK, the award nominated Free WiFi and Digital Inclusion Solutions provider and Orbit Housing group to deploy a fully managed Free WiFi…Continue