Charity boosts productivity with online collaboration tool

Volunteers at the National Autistic Society have cut the time they spend on admin tasks with a web-based collaboration platform.

The system, supplied...

Volunteers at the National Autistic Society have cut the time they spend on admin tasks with a web-based collaboration platform.

The system, supplied by systems integrator LAN2LAN, allows home-based volunteers to access the charity's internal monitoring system and input client records directly into the National Autistic Society database.

Liam Duff, business systems manager at the National Autistic Society, said, "The right help at the right time can make a huge difference to families affected by autism. There are usually several different agencies involved in supporting each client. With so much collaborative working, it is essential that our volunteers keep good records of every contact they have with individuals and families.

"The new system has liberated valuable resources putting us in the ideal position to support many more people to fight for the right education for their child."

The National Autistic Society is backing Gary McKinnon, the British hacker wanted by the US government for breaching Pentagon and Nasa systems in 2001.

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