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Symantec Donates Software to Australian Non-Profits through DonorTec

Symantec Corp today announced that Australian non-profit organisations can now receive Symantec enterprise software through Connecting Up Australia’s DonorTec software donation program.
  • 03 September, 2009 12:37

<p>Enterprise software available to eligible charities, voluntary and community groups</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia – 3 September 2009 – Symantec Corp today announced that Australian non-profit organisations can now receive Symantec enterprise software through Connecting Up Australia’s DonorTec software donation program. Symantec will donate the software as part its corporate social responsibility initiatives. Connecting Up Australia, part of the TechSoup Global network, will administer the programme, which aims to provide software products to non-profit organisations for a small fee.</p>
<p>Symantec joined the TechSoup Global programme in February 2002 and has donated software to more than 10,000 organisations in that time. DonorTec provides donated software and hardware to eligible Australian charities, voluntary and community groups.</p>
<p>Craig Scroggie, vice president and managing director, Pacific region, Symantec said that through this program the company will support communities in areas where Symantec employees live and work.</p>
<p>“Charities, community groups and voluntary organisations are operating in the same complex environment as businesses. Ensuring confidential information is secure and accessible is just as important to a non-profit as it is to a commercial corporation. We’re delighted that this partnership with DonorTec means that our software will help give these organisations confidence that their operations are well managed and well protected. That frees up their already limited funds to allocate to activities that benefit their clients,” said Scroggie.</p>
<p>Doug Jacquier, CEO Connecting Up Australia, said the network has grown by partnering with organisations that share its commitment to providing non-profits with critical technology resources.</p>
<p>“We’re looking forward to providing Symantec’s security, storage and system management software to qualified organisations in Australia,” said Jacquier.</p>
<p>About DonorTec</p>
<p>DonorTec provides donated software and hardware to eligible Australian non-profit groups with Income Tax Exempt Status (ITE). The program assists Australian non-profit organisations to build their ICT capacity and has already assisted hundreds of groups across the country.</p>
<p>The DonorTec Program is provided by Community Information Strategies Australia Inc CISA (trading as Connecting Up Australia) in partnership with TechSoup. Both CISA and Compumentor/TechSoup are non-profit organisations that are part of a global partnership for technology donations.</p>
<p>TechSoup Global currently operates its product donation programmes in 23 countries across the world with a network of local partner non-profit and non-government organisations. With the number of supporting corporations currently at 35, TechSoup Global has provided approximately 4.7 million donated technology products since the programme’s inception. The retail price of these donations is equivalent to approximately US$1.4 billion.</p>
<p>About Symantec</p>
<p>Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organisations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More information is available at www.symantec.com.</p>
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<p>Media Contacts;</p>
<p>Jasmin Athwal</p>
<p>Max Australia</p>
<p>+61 2 9954 3492</p>
<p>Jasmin.Athwal@maxaustralia.com.au</p>
<p>Debbie Sassine</p>
<p>Symantec Corp.</p>
<p>+61 2 8220 7158</p>
<p>Debbie_sassine@symantec.com</p>

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