Technology

VIDEO Q&A: Energy management Video

15/11/2016

Leigh Fairbrother, director of operations at Energy Angels, explains what landlords need to consider when developing their energy management strategies

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Forward thinking

11/11/2016 | By David Todd

The benefits of utilising the latest technology will be evident at Homes 2016, says David Todd, director at Kirona

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Merger efficiencies

11/11/2016

Considered IT strategies are a must for merging organisations, says Colin Sales of 3C Consultants

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Connected working

11/11/2016

How a housing association and a council drove efficiencies in a hectic operating environment

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Efficient business

26/09/2016

Housing associations can glean significant efficiencies by opting for inclusive technology platforms, says Ian Stanley, Hitachi Solutions’ director of business development.

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Future gazing

23/09/2016 | By Ivo Kerkhof

Social landlords should be delivering innovation through their online service offerings, says Ivo Kerkhof, head of housing, Prodo Housing

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Digital returns

23/09/2016

Adopting new technology can deliver major returns for social housing providers, says Hyde Group’s Tracy Allison

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The move online

23/09/2016

Social landlords are keen to embrace digital interactions, which can produce cost and efficiency savings for their organisations

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Watching what you say Video

20/09/2016 | By Corin Williams

Anyone who has experienced speech recognition software on their smartphones will know the technology has developed in leaps and bounds in recent years. But what use are social landlords making of voice recognition tech? Corin Williams listens in

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Top 10 apps for housing associations

18/07/2016 | By Adam Rigg

Adam Rigg lists the top 10 apps that can help housing associations do a better job.

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One in three associations 'impenetrable' says tenants group

29/06/2016 | By Joseph Dart

Forty out of 120 housing associations have been described as “impenetrable” by a tenant interest organisation aiming to research associations’ tenant involvement programmes.

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For use in Inside Housing, 25 September 2015

Second 'Innovation Index' launches

24/06/2016 | By Pete Apps

Inside Housing has launched the Innovation Index for the second year running, to identify the landlords with the most innovative organisational cultures.

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Understanding the data

17/06/2016

The sector needs to understand its performance better to drive up improvement, says David Procter from Incommunities

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Learning from other cultures

17/06/2016 | By Ian Wright

Landlords can learn a lot from other businesses, says Ian Wright, assistant chief executive at Housemark

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Housing factory plans progress

11/05/2016 | By Pete Apps

One of the UK’s largest construction companies has progressed its plans to build a new modular housing factory.

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On track

10/05/2016 | By Ruth Cooke

Our use of technology to help tenants cope with Universal Credit typifies the resilience of the sector, says Ruth Cooke

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Protecting data

06/05/2016 | By Nancy Dickie , Fiona McGregor

Landlords should start preparing now for a new wide-reaching data protection regime, says Nancy Dickie

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Looking forward

06/05/2016

Rent cuts shouldn’t be an excuse for associations not to invest in technology, says First Wessex’s Patrick Symington

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Digital enablement

06/05/2016 | By Paul Almond

Technology can be a “game-changer” for transforming the way that housing associations operate and work, says Paul Almond, director at LIMA

For use in Inside Housing, 6 May 2016

The funding revolution Video

05/05/2016 | By Mark Leftly

As housing associations turn to crowdfunding, Mark Leftly considers if these online platforms could provide a new source of investment in housebuilding

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Rising change

28/04/2016 | By Tom Murtha

Associations will not be housing the vulnerable people they have in the past by 2025, says Tom Murtha

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Rise of the robots

27/04/2016 | By Matthew Gardiner

We could achieve much more if we were better at embracing technology, says Matthew Gardiner

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Going digital

25/04/2016

Investment in IT can lead to significant improvements in the operational efficiency and effectiveness of housing providers, says Ian Stanley, Hitachi Solutions’ director of business development

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New jobs website launched

15/04/2016

Inside Housing has relaunched its jobs website with a new easy-to-use platform and more vacancies than ever before.

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Staffing social media

06/04/2016 | By Paul Grimley

Managing expectations is key in the social media world, says Paul Grimley

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For use in Inside Housing, 8 April 2016

The great service debate Video

05/04/2016 | By Steve Sampson

Will customer service suffer as housing associations feel the pinch of the 1% rent cut? Steve Sampson gauges opinions across the sector

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Housing association plans offsite factory

29/03/2016 | By Carl Brown

An Essex-based housing association is planning to set up an offsite development factory to build at least 500 market sale homes over five years.

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Data protection

10/02/2016 | By John Marsden

Tenancy verification tools can help create a more efficient housing system, says John Marsden

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Joining the IT crowd

21/01/2016

Social housing may not be the first sector to embrace technology, but as Steve Sampson reports, an Inside Housing survey with Northgate Public Services reveals it is now an investment priority

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New Year’s wishes

04/01/2016 | By Matthew Gardiner

Changes that would make the housing world a little better in 2016, according to Matthew Gardiner

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Councils to pioneer solar batteries

22/12/2015 | By Pete Apps

Four London councils are piloting the use of solar-charged batteries on their social housing, as government cuts to subsidies leave traditional rooftop panel installations “unviable”.

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Talking tech

18/12/2015 | By Reni Eddo-Lodge

As the sector strives to become more efficient, what is the role of technology? Reni Eddo-Lodge reports on an Inside Housing and Hitachi Solutions round table which sought to find out

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Inside Housing wins award

20/11/2015 | By News team

Inside Housing’s website was crowned best digital service of the year at an awards ceremony last night.

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Return to Bournville

20/11/2015 | By Nick Duxbury

Soaring housing costs in London are starting to damage the city’s economy. Nick Duxbury reveals how the growing affordability crisis is forcing a host of the capital’s largest employers to help house their staff.

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Look to the future

20/11/2015 | By Paul Taylor

We need a fundamental rethink of our business model, says Paul Taylor

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From the frontline

19/11/2015 | By Simon Brandon

Cleon Hutton, digital inclusion officer at Sentinel Housing Association, talks to Simon Brandon about getting tenants online

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More than 12k tweets for #HousingDay

18/11/2015 | By Heather Spurr

More than 12,000 tweets have been sent as part of the #HousingDay social media event.

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Sector prepares for #HousingDay

18/11/2015 | By Heather Spurr

Tenants and housing professionals from around the UK are coming together today to celebrate the positive impact of social housing.

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Why #HousingDay matters

11/11/2015 | By Adrian Capon

With exactly a week to go, the creator of #HousingDay Adrian Capon gives 11 reasons why we need it now more than ever

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DWP issues urgent housing benefit warning to councils

07/10/2015 | By Chloë Stothart

The Department for Work and Pensions has issued an urgent notice to councils after Job Seeker’s Allowance claimants reportedly had their housing benefit payments stopped in error.

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For use in Inside Housing, 25 September 2015

A view from outside the sector Video

25/09/2015 | By Peter Jackson

What does an internationally renowned innovation guru make of a housing association’s approach? Peter Jackson reports

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Innovative thinking

25/09/2015 | By Ross Fraser

Housing providers who innovate can embrace the challenges facing the sector, says Ross Fraser, chief executive of HouseMark

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Agents of change

25/09/2015 | By Emma Maier

The housing sector is facing the most significant period of change and upheaval for a generation, if not more.

For use in Inside Housing, 25 September 2015

Inside Housing Innovation Index Video

24/09/2015 | By Simon Brandon

Inside Housing and the Dolphin Index reveal the 61 most innovation-friendly social landlords in the UK. Simon Brandon reports

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Social landlords outperform 'norm' on innovation

24/09/2015 | By Jess McCabe

Inside Housing has unveiled an index of the most innovation-friendly places to work, compiled with Dolphin Index.

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Antisocial network Video

18/09/2015 | By Martin Hilditch

Why did one housing association decide to throw out the PR handbook, and engage tenants in a Twitter war? Martin Hilditch reports

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Time to exceed expectations

18/09/2015 | By Ivo Kerkhof

Ivo Kerkhof, head of housing at Prodo Housing, considers the future of digital

For use in Inside Housing, 18 September 2015

10 years later

16/09/2015 | By Kate Youde

Ten years ago, the Innovation Park opened to be a test-bed for new technologies and construction techniques in housing. Kate Youde revisits its legacy

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For use in Inside Housing, 18 September 2015

BIM to the future Video

16/09/2015 | By David Blackman

The government wants all publicly funded projects to be planned using virtual reality technology. David Blackman reports on the first use of this new software by a social landlord

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Snail mail

02/09/2015 | By Chris Deery

Chris Deery questions whether sending letters through the post is the best way of notifying tenants of rent decreases

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Business ranks housing bosses by digital skills

01/09/2015 | By Carl Brown

A business which advises organisations on developing digital strategies has compiled a list of housing CEOs with the ‘best digital skills’.

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Association first to receive drone permission

24/08/2015 | By Corin Williams

Walsall Housing Group (WHG) has become the first housing association in the country to secure permission from the Civil Aviation Authority to use drones in order to inspect properties.

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Paying the rent

11/08/2015 | By Chris Deery

Is it time for social landlords to move to monthly rent collections? asks Chris Deery

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The need for speed

30/07/2015 | By Richard Bacon

Households in urban areas must be equipped with adequate broadband speeds, says Richard Bacon

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Smart homes

29/07/2015 | By Adam Rigg

Our social homes are going to become more high-tech – we need to move with them, says Adam Rigg

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Getting social

24/07/2015 | By Helen Clifton

When most corporations have moved firmly into the digital age, how does the housing sector hold up? Helen Clifton reports

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Top 60: Innovative Developments of the Year

17/07/2015 | By Michael Atherton

Inside Housing is showcasing the best 60 developments of the last year. This year, our list is split into 10 categories of excellence which we will reveal over the next 10 weeks. Michael Atherton reports on the most innovative developments of the year.

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Liverpool landlord begins work on off-site scheme

03/07/2015 | By Pete Apps

A Liverpool landlord has begun preparing a site for an innovative off-site build project where 33 homes will be built in a factory and craned in.

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Uberfication of housing

02/07/2015 | By Paul Taylor

How can the sector ensure its values survive in a very different future? asks Paul Taylor

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'A third of tenant data is inaccurate'

24/06/2015 | By Jess McCabe

More than a third of data that social landlords hold on tenants is inaccurate or missing, according to a tech supplier to the housing sector.

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