Sad days ahead
Not only have successive cuts in funding made less community services available for the disabled and disadvantaged in our society, we now have the long shadow of Shadow IT. The none IT trained developer "Shadow_man" appears to have put the boot into some of those management organisations which provide information to the voluntary sector on stuff like funding sources, sponsors and sector oriented Training.
In the last 12 months I have seen another on-line form (built using Survey Monkey) being circulated in this sector, which was so botched that it couldn't take some unique Tax Identifiers. The company type was not available for selection from those proffered via the Dropdown Menu and there was no override option with which to add my own. Upon enquiring, the Shadow_man instructed me to select a different type of organisation from the list and register using that. He also assured me that there was "no software involved" in the development of or in the delivery of, the on-line survey. And certainly there were no scripts involved.
Same shadow_man is now exhorting cash strapped community organisations buy into WordPress.com, enthuesisng that it is "better" than WordPress.org because you never need to worry about updating again.
I tried to register a new .org.uk domain with WordPress.com, but the online form couldn't process domains with this extension, for some reason I have not yet been able to fathom.
Talk about Shadow IT wasting peoples time and their already meagre resources.
Not long to wait now ............