Evolve IP Supports Junior Achievement with Award-Winning Cloud Services

  Evolve IP Supports Junior Achievement with Award-Winning Cloud Services

 Inc. 500 company provides virtualization and unified communications allowing
 Junior Achievement staff to work remotely, more efficiently, and with lower
                                    costs

Business Wire

WAYNE, Pa. -- January 29, 2013

Evolve IP, The Cloud Services Company™, today announced it is providing its
award-winning cloud services to Junior Achievement of Delaware Valley. 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, 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.”

Junior Achievement gives young students the knowledge and skills they need to
own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart choices. It
has local corporate volunteers like Vanguard, Lockheed Martin, and Evolve IP
that deliver relevant, hands-on programs for students in kindergarten through
12^th grade.

These programs enable students to make a connection between what they learn in
school and how it can be applied to the real world. They teach students how to
manage their finances, develop workforce skills, and become entrepreneurs. The
interaction also substantially increases students’ understanding of the value
of staying in school.

The programs work: When asked if being a JA student positively impacted their
future, 92 percent of JA Alumni responded “yes.” Over 90 percent of JA alumni
indicate they have the confidence that they can compete successfully in a
business environment.

For more information about Evolve IP's suite of cloud services, visit
http://www.EvolveIP.net. For more discussion about how cloud services can
improve business, visit Cloud IQ. For more information about Junior
Achievement, visit http://philadelphia.JA.org.

ABOUT EVOLVE IP

Evolve IP is The Cloud Services Company™. Designed from the beginning to
provide organizations with a unified option for cloud services, Evolve IP
enables decision-makers to migrate all or select IT technologies to its
award-winning cloud platform. Evolve IP's combination of security, stability,
scalability, and lower total cost of ownership is fundamentally superior to
outdated legacy systems and other cloud offerings. Today, tens of thousands of
customers across the globe depend daily on Evolve IP for cloud services like
virtual servers, virtual desktops, disaster recovery, unified communications,
contact centers, and more. Visit www.EvolveIP.net or http://blog.EvolveIP.net.

ABOUT JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to inspiring
and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated
volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school
programs for students which focus on three key content areas: work readiness,
entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Locally over 1,000 volunteers reach
15,000 students with quality education programs. In addition, 122 individual
area operations reach more than four million students in the United States,
with an additional five million students served by operations in over 100
other countries worldwide. For more information, visit
http://Philadelphia.JA.org.

Contact:

Gregory FCA
Denise DiMeglio
Senior Account Executive
610-228-2102
Denise@GregoryFCA.com
 
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