Barnardos gets free ICT help from Dimension Data

Children’s charity Barnardos has received a data domain backup device, advice on maintaining the device and ongoing support from Dimension Data.

“Dimension Data really came through for us during a challenging time for our organisation,” says Jeff Sanders, Barnardos CEO. “They helped us bring critical applications and services online after a major outage lasting two weeks, and continue to work with us to make sure the solution performs to its potential.”

Barnardos, which offers early childhood education and social services to more than 65 communities in New Zealand, saved $15,000 from the technology assistance.

Barnardos experienced an IT infrastructure failure and lost elements of their data backup regime in late 2014. Dimension Data stepped in and solved the problem, noting how quality data management is critical for charitable organisations like Barnardos.

The system reduces on-going operational costs by storing data more efficiently, therefore cutting expensive capacity requirements. The new solution also gives Barnardos the ability to restore backup data faster, Dimension Data says in a statement.

“It was great to be able to provide Barnardos with a backup device at no cost by leveraging our global relationship with the technology supplier,” says Jo Healey, CEO, Dimension Data New Zealand.

“We hope to help Barnardos focus on providing value to Kiwi communities by making sure they have access to up-to-date data without the hassle of ongoing IT maintenance.”

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