Fusepoint Chosen to Manage Vancouver Foundation's Online Applications & Infrastructure

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Canada's Largest Community Foundation Experiencing Strong Surge in Charitable Contributions; Sought Managed Services Support to Keep Site Accessible and Safe.

Fusepoint Managed Services

We are pleased to provide Vancouver Foundation with the security, availability and technology to ensure it continues its great work.

Fusepoint Managed Services, a national provider of outsourced IT and infrastructure services, today announced it has been selected by Vancouver Foundation to provide application and infrastructure support to Canada's largest community foundation. This move comes on the heels of an intense five-year growth period, in which the organization now manages over 1,300 endowments worth approximately $700 million.

With all of the Foundation's grant applications being completed and submitted online, the charity needed to ensure it could continue to receive submissions, match donors and grantees, and safeguard all the personal information involved. Additionally, serving the province of British Columbia also means the Foundation needs to plan for disaster recovery from natural or man-made incidents. Outsourcing data centre requirements would also allow the Foundation to be available 24x7, ready to serve its citizens when they need it most.

After completing its due diligence, Vancouver Foundation selected Fusepoint Managed Services based on its knowledge and skill-set for a fully managed VMware enabled environment as well as its consultative approach with the Foundation's IT team.

"Vancouver Foundation is a very important organization in the Province of British Columbia," said Karina Thomas, Director of IT, Vancouver Foundation. "Our web presence is responsible for bridging generous donors with organizations in need; we could not function without it. We sought a partner who understood our infrastructure needs so we could provide round-the-clock care and attention to our interested citizens and remain in contact with them."

Ensuring donor information and other submitted information, such as grant forms, remain safe and secure is also of utmost importance to Vancouver Foundation. Fusepoint's security assessments, managed firewall, VPN and intrusion detection services will ensure this type of information remains secure and protected from malicious activity.

"Web site presence and its availability have become paramount issues for many organizations in the digital world," said George Kerns, President and CEO of Fusepoint. "We are pleased to provide Vancouver Foundation with the security, availability and technology to ensure it continues its great work."

Vancouver Foundation

Vancouver Foundation is Canada's largest and one of its oldest community foundations. Its mission is to create positive and lasting impacts in communities. It does this by bringing together generous donors (large and small, individuals, groups and corporations) and linking their contributions to important work that addresses the needs and improves the lives of communities across the province.

Today, the Foundation manages an endowment worth approximately $700 million. Next to the provincial government, Vancouver Foundation is the largest funder of charities in B.C. To find out more visit: http://www.vancouverfoundation.ca

About Fusepoint Managed Services

Founded in 1999, Fusepoint is a privately held company with offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City. Through our proven record of success we have built a loyal base of over 400 customers and strong, strategic relationships with Canada's leading technology and communication companies. Fusepoint's managed IT solutions are SLA-guaranteed, scalable and designed to reduce cost structures while mitigating risk. Fusepoint is also SAS 70 Type II, CICA 5970, and Tier 1 PCI compliant, which means our processes are rigorously and continuously audited by accredited third parties and consistently operate at the highest levels within the industry. For more information, visit http://www.fusepoint.com.

Briana D'Archi / Jill Yetman
Environics Communications
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Roger Hamshaw
Director Marketing Fusepoint
905.363.3796
roger(dot)hamshaw(at)fusepoint(dot)com

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