Computers/Technology

Information Technology

Information Technology

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Information Technology (IT)

When we talk about Information Technology we generally mean all the Technology systems used to manage information. This includes hardware, software, operating systems, networking etc.

Information Systems

Information Systems

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Information Systems covers systems designed to store information in a structured way. For example, email is not really an information system, although it does contain a lot of information. Often an organization realizes just how much information is buried in emails and tries to find some sort of Knowledge Management solution.

IT Volunteering with Missions

IT Volunteering with Missions

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IT Outsourcing

IT Outsourcing

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Providing IT Outsourcing services can provide income, employment and an opportunity to disciple people.

Hardware acquisition and Equipment lifetime

Hardware acquisition and Equipment lifetime

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Hardware acquisition policy covers where you buy your equipment from, and how much you buy at any one time.

Fixing Slow XP Machines

Fixing Slow XP Machines

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You have an XP machine that has been around a while and it is slow - e.g., it takes 10 minutes to load your email. You probably notice this the most after you reboot.

Defragment

Use the Windows tools to defragment the disk.

Firewalls

Firewalls

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Accounting/Financial Software

Financials and Accounting

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Description of Financials and Accounting Systems

Track finances, donations, payments, income, expenses etc. Basic account software packages.

How are Financials and Accounting Systems used in Missions?

Just like any other organisation, Missions need to account for their finances, in fact they often have very strict requirements, including auditing.

File Sharing and Distribution

FileSharingandDistribution

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Description of File Sharing and Distribution

Here we are mainly concerned with the sharing and distribution of files between remote parties, so those who cannot access a common file server.

How is File Sharing and Distribution used in Missions?

It is used to support virtual teams and allow leaders and others to easily share files.

Equipment Usage Policy

Equipment usage policy

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If you haven't got a policy on how people working for your organisation are allowed to use PC, phones etc. then you ought to have one so that people know where they are. It could cover these areas:

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