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What’s the best way to avoid an IT train wreck?

Roland Maxwell, Thursday, 19th December 2019 -  The Xfactor Collective specialist member Roland Maxwell touches on a topic that will sadly resonate with many from recent challenging experiences, and hopefully will prevent a few IT tragedies in 2020. 

Connecting Up ‘Evolve’ Conference 2020 to help more NFPs with tech than ever

Contributor, Tuesday, 3rd December 2019 -  The Connecting Up Conference will return to Melbourne from 6 to 8 May, where it will help hundreds of Australian not for profits get the most out of technology.

Collective Insights

CRMs – Is the grass always greener on the other side?

Stephen Mally, Wednesday, 13th November 2019 -  The Xfactor Collective specialist member Stephen Mally says jumping to a new CRM may not always be necessary, in our weekly Collective Insights column.

Opinion

Why the government’s proposed facial recognition database is causing such alarm

Contributor, Tuesday, 29th October 2019 -  Human rights groups say the bill is an attempt to introduce mass surveillance to Australia and an egregious breach of individual privacy, writes Sarah Moulds from the University of South Australia.

Five ways Australian charities are embracing tech to fundraise

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 17th September 2019 -  Technology is improving all the time, something many industries are fully embracing. But where do NFPs sit on this? We find out. 

‘Hey Google, talk to RUOK Mate’

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 12th September 2019 -  Imagine sitting down with someone you’re worried about and asking them “are you ok?” Would you know what to do if they said “no”?

Opinion

Giving fraud the finger: Are biometrics the final word in preventing aid diversion?

Oliver May, Thursday, 11th July 2019 -  As Pro Bono News reports on a rise in fraud allegations in the NDIS, and the UN attempts to control diversion in Yemen with biometrics, technologies seem to offer simple fraud control solutions. But do they actually, asks Oliver May.

Opinion

Using virtual reality could make you a better person in real life

Contributor, Thursday, 4th July 2019 -  Virtual embodiment provides an opportunity to explore the world from a different point of view and can alter your behaviour in real life, write Thuong Hoang and Guy Wood-Bradley from Deakin University, in this article which first appeared in The Conv

Technology can be a weapon against the nation’s most vulnerable

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 14th May 2019 -  Digital transformation has the power to harm some of the most vulnerable people in the community, warns the CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service.

Virtual counsellor steps in to help out on suicide hotline

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 4th April 2019 -  One of Australia’s largest suicide helplines is trialing a virtual counsellor as the first point of call for people accessing the site, in a bid to make the service faster and easier to access.  
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