I was initially engaged on a voluntary basis to review, develop and subsequently maintain the IT infrastructure and systems for local charity Home-Start Meon Valley.
This included migrating to cloud-based Office 365 systems and designing and building a new comprehensive database system in FileMaker Pro to manage organisational, volunteer and family referral data.
More recently, I have been helping Home-Start Hampshire, working to merge six local schemes into a new organisation. Responsible for reviewing existing IT infrastructure and systems and defining a cohesive IT Strategy to enable improved business operations, communications and data sharing between the six locations.
This has subsequently made me realise that there are probably a lot of small businesses and charities that require sensible IT advice and help, on a budget they can afford; hence the creation of Engage IT!