FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tasha Chambers
LChambers@ChildFund.org or 804-545-3626
ChildFund International Receives Honor for Office in a Box
Richmond, VA – June 3, 2013– ChildFund International is proud to announce that Computerworld named it a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate in the human service category for its Office in a Box program.
The program replaces antiquated technology systems in field offices with an affordable, wide area network (WAN) solution to increase staff productivity and efficiency – both critical for an international child development organization that assists 17.8 million children and family members living in poverty.
“Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society functions. For the past 25 years the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements,” said Julia King, executive editor, events, Computerworld. “Computerworld is honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work. These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organizations' ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper.”
Office in a Box began as a pilot program for ChildFund’s offices in Honduras and Mozambique and will be installed in all ChildFund overseas offices in the coming fiscal year.
“ChildFund International is exceedingly thankful for the recognition by the Computerworld Honors Program,” said Stephen Puckett, ChildFund’s director of global IT infrastructure. “This network technology has provided greater ease of online communications. Our National Offices are really impressed by the speed and how it has shortened the time it takes to complete many tasks.”
Prior to system upgrades, looking up a child's verification number in Honduras would take 20 minutes, for example; now the data arrives in 7 seconds.
The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at the Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony on June 3 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
About The Computerworld Honors Program
Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies and oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website http://events.computerworld.com/2013Honors.
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld’s award-winning website (http://www.computerworld.com/), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, August 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at http://www.idgenterprise.com/.
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ChildFund International is a global child development and protection agency serving more than 17.8 million children and family members in 31 countries. For 75 years, we have helped the world's deprived, excluded and vulnerable children survive and thrive to reach their full potential and become leaders of enduring change. As a member of ChildFund Alliance, we create supportive environments in which children can flourish. To sponsor a child in need, visit the ChildFund website.