How will we use new technologies in five years' time?

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Williams, Natalie; Griffith Gray, Megan
Date of publication
1 December 2008
Future focus; 3
Social Policy
Social welfare
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This report seeks to forecast the future use of new technologies by third sector organisations. The report identifies five key trends that will shape the future use of technology in such organisations, namely: increased access to information; increased ease of establishing new connections; new means of engaging people; reduced barriers to publishing and broadcasting; and an increased ability to work flexibly. The report suggests that third sector organisations should consider the relevance and importance of each of these trends to their organisation in order to consider the strategic implications for future planning. Further, it suggests that, as a part of such future planning, each organisation needs to consider these implications in relation to its workforce, users and beneficiaries, funders, competitors and collaborators, the media, the public and policy makers.

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