Atlanta, GA – April 16, 2013. B2B Technologies, an IT Professional Services firm and Microsoft® Gold Partner specializing in business productivity, infrastructure, messaging and cloud solutions, is proud to announce its adoption of Project GRAD Atlanta, Inc. The adoption comes as part of TechBridge’s newly launched Adopt-a-Nonprofit program. TechBridge is a nonprofit dedicated to improving our community by leveraging technology solutions that empower nonprofits.
"TechBridge is thrilled to once again bring together the resources of Atlanta’s IT community with the technology needs of a nonprofit," said James Franklin, TechBridge CEO. “We have received an overwhelming response to our recently launched Adopt-a-Nonprofit Program which directly pairs TechBridge’s corporate partners with our nonprofit clients. Sponsors commit to split technology costs with the nonprofit for one year as well as provide skilled IT volunteers who perform monthly site visits at the nonprofit’s office. Corporations may also choose to sponsor a project such as a database implementation or technology upgrade.”
The nonprofits that are part of this program are TechBridge clients, many of whom receive regular infrastructure management services typically delivered remotely using monitoring tools. The relationship with their Adopt-a-Nonprofit sponsor allows them to have onsite maintenance on a regular basis saving on their overall technology costs, or a nonprofit can receive assistance with a project implementation or technology upgrade. “Project GRAD Atlanta is pleased and honored to participate in TechBridge’s Adopt-a-Nonprofit program. We are excited about the opportunity to partner with B2B Technologies to improve our technological infrastructure and capabilities as we find more innovative ways to increase our efficiency of and effectiveness through our use of technology.”
TechBridge’s Adopt-a-Nonprofit Program provides a unique opportunity for local companies to positively impact nonprofits whose cause appeals to them while offering volunteer opportunities for IT staff to further their professional skills. “This is a great partnership for B2B. We are a big supporter of TechBridge and the work it does supporting nonprofits in Georgia. We also provide consulting services to school districts across the country. This partnership is a natural fit for us to help serve the Atlanta education community,” says Frank Fuerst, CEO.
About B2B Technologies B2B Technologies is a Microsoft Gold Partner providing business productivity solutions using SharePoint, Business Intelligence, Messaging and Office 365. B2B is also a Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner, Microsoft's new certification for partners providing Office 365 implementation and migration services. B2B's mission is to help its customers improve productivity, reduce risk and maximize the return on their IT investments. Connect with B2B Technologies on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
Project GRAD Atlanta is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to collaborate with the Atlanta Public Schools in order to increase the number of students graduating from high school and college. Project GRAD Atlanta implements and supports research-based college readiness and access programs in high schools, and provides scholarships and academic support to students on college campuses, where the combined impact makes a real difference. Project GRAD Atlanta provides up to $4,000 in college scholarships to all students who qualify, and helps these students access appropriate financial, social and academic resources and support so that they can successfully graduate from college. Project GRAD Atlanta is proud to be a scholarship-granting organization that has awarded over $2 million in scholarships, to date. For more information, visit our website at www.projectgradatlanta.org.
TechBridge is a nonprofit organization dedicated to leveraging technology to empower the nonprofits that impact our community. TechBridge has provided IT consulting and outsourcing services to hundreds of nonprofits—helping them harness the productivity gains long since enjoyed by the corporate sector—by connecting the needs of nonprofits with the skills and financial resources of the technology community. The Digital Ball, TechBridge’s signature fundraising gala, brings together Atlanta’s technology community to celebrate the impact technology can have in strengthening our community and to award a deserving nonprofit with the annual Technology Innovation Award given by Accenture. For more information about TechBridge, the Digital Ball and the Technology Innovation Award, please visit www.techbridge.org.
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[ATLANTA, GA- USA] — February 28, 2013 —] B2B Technologies, today announced it has qualified as a member of the Cloud Deployment Program, a program designed to assist Microsoft Corp. partners in building a capable cloud deployment practice enabled to aid enterprise customers’ transition to the cloud using Microsoft technologies. By becoming a Cloud Deployment partner, B2B Technologies has gained access to a variety of training, support and marketing benefits.
B2B Technologies, an IT Professional Services firm and Microsoft® Gold Partner specializing in business productivity, infrastructure, messaging and cloud solutions is proud to join the highest ranks of Microsoft Cloud Partners across the country. As one of four designated within the state of Georgia, there is clearly a distinction made for this elite group of professionals trained to handle the most difficult migrations from any legacy system to Microsoft’s Office 365.
“We are proud to be one of the first participants in the Microsoft Partner Network Cloud Deployment Program. It demonstrates our commitment to delivering Microsoft cloud solutions and will provide us with even more resources to assist our customers with their transition to the cloud,” said Frank Fuerst, CEO of B2B Technologies.
“Microsoft continues its commitment to helping partners succeed in the cloud through the Cloud Deployment Program. As a member of this program, B2B Technologies will gain access to the tools and training necessary to provide cloud solutions that solve current business challenges,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “Through induction into the Cloud Deployment Program, B2B Technologies has proven its dedication to moving forward in the cloud era through attaining the necessary technical and deployment training and sales experience.”
The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and, with 640,000 Microsoft partners in its ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.
About B2B Technologies
B2B Technologies is a Microsoft Gold Partner providing business productivity solutions using SharePoint, Business Intelligence, Messaging and Office 365. B2B is also a Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner, Microsoft's new certification for partners providing Office 365 implementation and migration services. B2B's mission is to help its customers improve productivity, reduce risk and maximize the return on their IT investments. Connect with B2B Technologies on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
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HEALTH IT FINALISTS NAMED FOR INTEL INNOVATION AWARD Winner to be Announced at Health IT Leadership Summit on December 4, 2012
ATLANTA, November 8, 2012 – Four finalists have been named for the Intel Innovation Award, a part of the 2012 Health IT Leadership Summit (www.HealthITLeadershipSummit.org) that will take place on December 4, 2012. This is the second year for the award, which recognizes companies developing leading-edge technology and unique approaches to improving health, as well as healthcare delivery and processes.
The impact of innovation on healthcare is a cornerstone of the Summit, which will feature two panel discussions focusing specifically on the topic. “Innovation: Improving Cost and Quality” covers the application of technology, analytics and automation to improve the cost and quality of care; and “Innovative Approaches” looks at how landmark programs are leveraging innovative technology to improve access to quality care, particularly for rural areas most in need.
“The companies that have been named finalists should be very proud. It’s a tremendous honor,” said David Hartnett, Vice President Economic Development, Bioscience-Health IT, Metro Atlanta Chamber. “This level of innovation is representative of the technologies and advancements being made here in Atlanta, the nation’s health IT capital.”
“Given the number of quality nominations, it has been a difficult process for the judges,” said Wayne Myers, chairman for the 2012 Summit. “We saw very diverse examples of technology and marketplace innovation, each making a positive impact in regards to the challenges facing the health industry.”
The 2011 Health IT Leadership Summit brought together a sell-out crowd of more than 600 business leaders, healthcare providers, and public and private organizations. The Health IT Leadership Summit was created by three organizations, all dedicated to supporting the growth of the Health IT industry: the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Metro Atlanta Chamber and TAG Health, which is a society within the Technology Association of Georgia.
The Health IT Leadership Summit runs from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on December 4, 2012 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Additional information and registration: www.HealthITLeadershipSummit.org.