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The Importance of Company Culture to Remote Working: Engaging Teams Both In and Out of The Office
3rd Apr 2020

The Importance of Company Culture to Remote Working: Engaging Teams Both In and Out of The Office

In the past few weeks, remote and agile working has been high on the agenda, with more and more businesses needing to have their teams working remotely to help manage the spread of...

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Creating the Orchard Product Design Guide
2nd Apr 2020

Creating the Orchard Product Design Guide

Here at Orchard, we have a vast collection of products on offer to customers across a variety of platforms and technologies. The user experience and visual look and feel of our pro...

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The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 – What Does This Mean For Social Housing?
30th Mar 2020

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 – What Does This Mean For Social Housing?

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 came into effect on 20 March 2019, and from the 20 March 2020 will apply to all periodic tenancies. While the Act doesn’t impose a...

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Delivering the next wave of customer experience with a winning AI technology strategy
25th Feb 2020

Delivering the next wave of customer experience with a winning AI technology strategy

Customer experience is a key differentiator for all brands, and one that is increasingly becoming a priority for housing organisations too. Consumers expect their interactions w...

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Infographic: 5 things that should be in every IT Disaster Recovery Plan
14th Feb 2020

Infographic: 5 things that should be in every IT Disaster Recovery Plan

Every organisation will experience outages at some stage, whether it be from a loss of internet connection, a cyber attack, hardware failure, software crashes or even fire or f...

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Digital Inclusion: A Vital Part of Successful Digital Transformation
7th Feb 2020

Digital Inclusion: A Vital Part of Successful Digital Transformation

Chris Milborrow, Business Improvement Manager at Southside Housing Association (SHA) in Glasgow shares his approach to digital inclusion. Digital Inclusion: A Vital Part of Succes...

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The rise of Customer Experience jobs in the social housing sector
28th Jan 2020

The rise of Customer Experience jobs in the social housing sector

No two people are the same, so it stands to reason that no two tenants are the same either. Within the social housing sector you have tenants with a wide range of opinions, inco...

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Cloud Security – 5 ways it’s much safer than you think
20th Jan 2020

Cloud Security – 5 ways it’s much safer than you think

To some IT managers the thought of getting rid of their on-site servers and moving to a public or private cloud based approach because it’s “more secure” seems ridiculous. Surel...

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Digital Transformation is a Journey: How to set the right path?
7th Jan 2020

Digital Transformation is a Journey: How to set the right path?

Bharat Kumar, Chief Marketing Officer at Orchard, explains how digital transformation means different things depending on where an organisation is in their journey, and how a strat...

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The importance of a strong, central data strategy
17th Oct 2019

The importance of a strong, central data strategy

Housing Associations and Technology: Data strategy as Fuel for the Future As a relatively new entrant to the housing sector, I consider myself very fortunate to be part of a bus...

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CTO of Orchard gives a unique perspective for the future
25th Sep 2019

CTO of Orchard gives a unique perspective for the future

Having spent years working with software providers from the other side of the fence in her role at Beyond Housing, Deborah McManus brings a unique perspective to her latest role as...

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Active Asset Management – what does it mean?
16th Aug 2019

Active Asset Management – what does it mean?

You would have thought that, after it has been plugged so intensively over the past few years, the concept of “Active Asset Management” would now be well understood.  Everyone know...

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