Easing the Tech Pains for the Homeless
Carol Wilson, Light Reading – 7/28/15
A San Francisco-based non-profit, GLIDE, now counts Internet access and electronic records as among the basic services it provides to that city's homeless. Today, colocation provider 365 Data Centers announced that it is providing free, always-on data center colocation and services to GLIDE on a pro-bono basis and has kept the agency up and running 100% of the time for the last eight years.
"We provide 850,000 meals a year, a free health clinic, afterschool programs, free childcare and anti-violence programs, all focused on the poorest of the poor," explains Kristen Growney Yamamoto, GLIDE's co-executive director. The pro bono services 365 provides saves GLIDE $37,000 a year in IT costs, says Michael Kifer, GLIDE's IT & administrative services director.