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Monthly archives for November, 2011

Cloud Computing – Adventure or Nightmare

Posted on 21st November 2011 by

We are about to embark on the next generation of our IT strategy. Following a major server problem we (that is me on this occasion  have decided to use Google’s servers instead. We will be using Gmail using our own email addresses, Google Docs to store all of our documents and Google Calendar for our diaries and meeting room bookings. There will be a phased move away from Outlook although by adding a synchronisation application (sync app) those who want to will be able to continue using Outlook.

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A Personal Message from Steve Lawless

Posted on 17th November 2011 by

Since the announcement that I will be succeeded by Jo Ivens a lot of people have asked about my plans. So here they are for what they are worth!

I’ve been at Impetus for over 7 years now. It has been a fabulous job working with highly committed and motivated staff and trustees. It was my mission from the start to turn Impetus, or Brighton and Hove Community Initiatives as it was then, into a highly professional and successful, values driven third sector organisation. I hope that is what I have achieved. It has been an interesting journey with the need to respond to constant policy changes and yet still hang on to the essence of what Impetus was and is all about. Achieving Silver Investors in People status was a reflection of the work we had done and the distance travelled.

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Impetus Appoints New CEO

Posted on 16th November 2011 by

Jo Ivens has been appointed chief executive of the Brighton and Hove charity Impetus.  She was previously an independent policy advisor on voluntary sector and local government for her own consultancy company based in Brighton.  In recent years Ms Ivens worked for the Cabinet Office in Whitehall, initially as policy advisor for the Office of the Third Sector and following that post, as policy manager for the Office for Civil Society where she was the lead official on how local government and the voluntary sector work together to build the Big Society.

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