A client in the Gorbals is in the process of upgrading its computer systems and software. If you are in the same situation, and are a registered charity, consider checking the TTX website before you buy anything.

Technology Trust Exchange, or ‘tt-exchange’ receives donated software and hardware from large technology companies. For a small admin fee, charities can purchase these licenses and equipment for a fraction of the retail price. The tt-exchange site quotes a saving of up to 96%!

So, if setting up your office for a newly formed charity, or upgrading ageing equipment, please check this site before spending any money through the ordinary channels.

An example – Microsoft Office Professional Plus from tt-exchange: £35. Full stop. Not monthly, not annually, once. £35.

The same software from Microsoft directly costs £390.

Check out www.tt-exchange.org for more information.