So we had a super successful #techforgood last night with some amazing speakers. We focussed on young people on digital making and there were some interesting lessons from our speakers who were both inspiring and insightful in equal measure! more >
In 2010, IT consultants Gartner, predicted that the amount of data held by enterprises would increase 800% over the next five years. They also predicted that 80% of this data would be unstructured i.e. it would be made up of emails, reports, webpages, blogs, comments, videos and audio clips, etc. And this is just the data that organisations hold directly. more >
One of the things that charities are constantly being told to do is innovate, as if it’s a dance step they should suddenly know. That’s all well and good, but in a cash-strapped, time-poor environment, how do you find the space to learn a new dance while also keeping the party going?
In a world where it’s hard enough for social tech entrepreneurs to find the funding to keep their idea going, spending time on measurement can seem like a bit of a luxury.
But in the fast paced start-up world where entrepreneurs are constantly reacting to new opportunities and iterating their model on a day-to-day basis, knowing how effectively they’re progressing is vital. Otherwise they risk drifting and throwing precious time, energy and money at areas that don’t support their overall growth. more >
You’re not shallow, right? After all, you’re working for the betterment of humanity. But you know those ‘5000 page views, 4500 unique visitors - 3 months after launching!’ stats? I’m sorry, they may sound good, but as metrics, they’re pretty useless. more >
On the surface, the language and practices of Silicon Valley and other tech investors have brought the social sector a greater focus on ventures, accelerators, fast-growth innovations, of startups, incubators and investment. more >