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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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Unlock the value of Data to your organisation
3rd Jul 2019

Unlock the value of Data to your organisation

Can better use of data help with the biggest challenges or concerns your organisation is facing? See how Orchard can help unlock the value of your data. No doubt your organisat...

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Why adopt MOT style serving for your gas assets?
2nd May 2019

Why adopt MOT style serving for your gas assets?

As of April 2018, changes to the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 have meant that landlords can now take advantage of an MOT-style gas servicing regime. So, what ...

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Reduce the workload impact of Universal Credit providing self-service digital services to tenants
2nd May 2019

Reduce the workload impact of Universal Credit providing self-service digital services to tenants

Recent research into the impact of Universal Credit has given insight into how claimants are managing their money, and the impact that this is having on housing associations and lo...

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How predictive analytics can help social housing organisations to leverage the power hidden in data
2nd May 2019

How predictive analytics can help social housing organisations to leverage the power hidden in data

Predictive analytics has gone from being ‘the new kid on the block’ to commonplace in many industries. Here Orchard’s Louise Coulson (Product Manager) talks about how predictive an...

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Digital transformation – The fundamentals
2nd May 2019

Digital transformation – The fundamentals

The importance of not forgetting the ‘fundamentals’ when planning for digital transformation, in order to ensure its success. Housing providers are now desperate to get onto the d...

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The Importance of UX and UI
2nd May 2019

The Importance of UX and UI

What does it mean when we talk about UX & UI? UX is short for User Experience and is essentially about how a person feels when using a product or service. As well as the core ...

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How humans, Alexa and robots can improve lives
2nd May 2019

How humans, Alexa and robots can improve lives

If somebody said to you five years ago, that artificial intelligence (AI) would now be making inroads into the housing sector, would you have believed it or simply dismissed it? L...

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