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Innovation through IT (or is IT people after all?) David Wilcox Partnerships Online

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1 Innovation through IT (or is IT people after all?) David Wilcox Partnerships Online

2 How volorgs are using IT Study by Glasgow Caledonian University: n n 84% surveyed using networked computers n n 67% of these using external n n 53% have Web site n n 35% use to support remote home working n n 20% benefits on working practices … but only 1-7% producing innovations

3 The big question…. n n Is IT poor in producing innovation? n n Or are volorgs not getting IT … need to explore IT, possible internal and external benefits, problems, ways volorgs work, new opportunities….

4 The Internet in a few words n n Anything a computer can do - globally n n - one to one n n - many to many n n Web - lots of linked pages n n Audio, video n n Publishing, interacting

5 Wouldnt IT be great if… n n Information was there when needed n n Communication was simpler n n Collaborations clicked n n Visibility increased n n Communities extended, involved

6 … but IT is often like this n n Cant get the office connected n n Reluctant users n n Not integrated with the organisation n n Web site out of date n n Enthusiasts frustrated

7 What works n n newsletters n n lists - for a purpose n n campaigning n n Really useful Web sites n n Mixing media and meetings

8 My tips n n Get core people online n n Find a champion n n Try IT - and Just Do IT (a bit!) n n Train and support users n n Learn how to DIY IT n n Concentrate on content

9 Partnerships Online is... n n Intranets - Can-online, Ruralnet n n Democracy online - Community Channel n n Inventing the Future - community networking n n Working with Community.web n n Local partnerships - North Lincs

10 ... So wheres the innovation? New tools + Greater reach + New relationships +Fewer boundaries + Flatter structures = New ways of working Which lets people out of their boxes…..!

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