Peter Lane

Peter Lane is Principal Consultant at System Design & Communication Services and has over 30-years’ experience with Technology systems. We invite your questions, suggestions and ideas for articles. These can be submitted either through the contact form or by email to dct@dct.org.nz.

In the Cloud, or on the ground?  A short History of Cloud Computing.

Church & Clouds

One hears the term “Cloud Computing” and related phrases a lot these days.  Probably too much – as with a lot of catchy phrases, the marketing machine has picked the phrase up and boldly applied it where no phrase was meant to go.  Quite frankly, “cloud” is now one of the most used and abused terms in the Technology space – much of what is claimed as cloud quite simply isn’t.

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A quick guide to using microphones effectively; a presenter’s perspective

A lot of us never need to get behind the business end of a microphone. But for those who have to present regularly, it is important to have a basic understanding of how different microphones work. Then we are able to adapt our speaking technique to suit the microphone in front of us as we deliver our message. This is a quick guide to using microphones effectively for presenters of all ages!

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Church Websites: Part One

Buidling the word website (with cranes)

So, why have a parish/congregation website?  Like many things in the communications field, the first question is, “What are you trying to achieve?  What is that makes this a desirable objective for us to accomplish?”  Given that there is no truly free way to develop a website – at the very least someone will spend time, and time has a value, even if we don’t end up paying money for it.  We need to make sure that the resources we spend make us a return of the type we are looking for.

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