Technology marches on
Over a year ago, our Governance committee identified the need to update our IT infrastructure and set us up for the future with secure, cloud capable storage and Office software.
A key requirement of our charter is to ensure privacy of rider and volunteer information. In addition, we want to make sure our office software is easy to use and consistent across the various platforms our team use for computers, phones and tablets.
We opted to move to Microsoft 365 which delivers a suite of tools to maximise teamwork, productivity and collaboration.
Operating from a cloud-based platform for document storage with OneDrive, email and document creation with Office 365 and virtual meetings with Teams we are now all on the same page.
Fortunately, we qualified for Microsoft’s non-profit no fee licencing and have now completed our migration to Microsoft 365.
The move has taken some effort and training is ongoing, but overall, it has been quite painless to make the move. At the same time, we decided to replace the tired hand me down office computer and printer with a new MSI computer and Brother printer supplied by PB Tech.