As you all know, Flossie overlaps a lot with Fossbox and we’re really excited about this year’s conference – it’ll be packed with exciting workshops on ‘internet of things’ and connected, collaborative computing. A full programme will be coming soon.
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Infrastructure organisations handle and disseminate a lot of information and work with a lot of groups. This can lead to stress for staff, problems with information overload and with communications across the sector. Increasingly, VCOs and non-profits need to work together, explore new models for services and get costs down. At the same time, demand for services is skyrocketing. How can we square this circle?
Over the next year, Fossbox will be offering free workshops and ongoing advice and support to infrastructure organisations who want to explore how online collaboration tools could reduce stress, open communications, and free staff time for more pressing activities.
This is a participative process – it’s about listening to people’s experiences and ideas and working out ways to work-smarter and enjoy using ICT tools. There’s no new equipment needed, little or no expenditure and no pressure.
Email Paula or call 020 7481 8479 for more details.
The police are asking Nominet (who register UK domains) for powers to close domains without any kind of judicial oversight.
Whilst this can seem reasonable for crimes such as fraud, who knows what the police might decide is ‘terrorist’ (the London Cycle Ride debacle comes to mind) or ‘obscene’ (seizure of Mapplethorpe books comes to mind).
Police have already asked for a site giving advice on how to deal with police abuse to be removed.
Nominet is apparently consulting on the issues – think some public objections should be aired!