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TMCNet:  Evolve IP Backs Junior Achievement with Cloud Services

[February 01, 2013]

Evolve IP Backs Junior Achievement with Cloud Services

Feb 01, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Evolve IP, a cloud services company, announced it is providing its cloud services to Junior Achievement of Delaware Valley.

According to a release, in addition to the efficiency and productivity benefits gained from capitalizing on cloud computing, Junior Achievement (JA) now enjoys significant cost-savings that it reinvests in programs that educate youth on work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Evolve IP's technology is also enabling the Junior Achievement staff to work remotely, mobilizing the organization so that it can better reach and serve students in the mid-Atlantic region.


Specifically, the company said, Junior Achievement is using Evolve IP for cloud services, including: -Unified Communications-Evolve IP's award-winning unified communications/hosted IP phone system provides Junior Achievement with improved productivity and reliability while eliminating the maintenance headaches and high costs associated with premise-based systems.

-VDI-Using Evolve IP's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) on their iPads and tablets, Junior Achievement staff obtain high-performing remote access to the organization's data and applications, allowing them to better serve students in the five-county Philadelphia region.

-Virtual Servers-Evolve IP's premier private cloud service, vServer, is accessed over private connectivity, and functions just as if the servers were still working in the Junior Achievement data center. This means that Junior Achievement is eradicating on-site management, maintenance, and capital expense.

"Now we can focus even more of our efforts on our youth programs instead of IT maintenance," says Paul Kappel, President of Junior Achievement of Delaware Valley. "Evolve IP's virtual desktop solution is truly amazing. We're experiencing real productivity gains and have turned into a mobile unit. I never knew we could do so much on an iPad without making costly system upgrades." Founded in 1919, Junior Achievement's first program, JA Company Program, was offered on an after-school basis to high school students. In 1975, the organization entered the classroom, and has since expanded its activities and broadened its scope to include in-school and after-school students. Today, Junior Achievement of Delaware Valley reaches 15,000 students annually in the Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, and Philadelphia Counties.

"Evolve IP is a great supporter of Junior Achievement and we contribute to the organization financially as well as by investing our volunteer time with students," says Guy Fardone, COO and General Manager at Evolve IP. "It's rewarding to be able to provide Junior Achievement with productive technologies that allow it to focus on what is most important to the organization, and that is driving work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financially literacy in our schools." More information: www.EvolveIP.net ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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