The Age: Faith, Hope and Charity

[ Thanks to Phillip Brown for this
link. ]

“The typical small business in Australia has a few workers with
modest IT knowledge and a handful of computers. It also has a
mountain of needs and little time or money with which to resolve

“When Next approached the Hope for The Children Foundation–a
volunteer organisation providing early intervention support for
distressed families with young children–for an unusual IT
renovation project, its managers were elated. Shane Dobbin, who was
executive director at the time, says the charity had mismatched IT
components, mostly received as donations, and couldn’t afford to
finish any IT projects once started.

“‘It’s a never-ending challenge,’ she says. ‘We do it on a


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