ProviDyn Lends Expertise, Helps Partnership Against Domestic Violence Open Largest Shelter in Georgia

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Managed Services Provider is Instrumental in Technology Strategy and Procurement for Nonprofit Organization’s Expansion

ProviDyn, a provider of IT strategy, services and support for small and medium-sized businesses and nonprofits, has expanded its work with Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) by helping prepare the organization to open Georgia’s largest shelter. The shelter, which opened in late February, has been a year in the making and doubles the organization’s capacity for women and children with 14,000 square feet and 55 beds.

Prior to the expansion, ProviDyn assessed and stabilized the organization’s existing network and provided recommendations for upgrading equipment. This ultimately resulted in PADV moving its IT infrastructure to ProviDyn’s private cloud. This has allowed PADV to efficiently share information across three locations and move its headquarters with minimal downtime. Building on that success, PADV asked to ProviDyn to extend their expertise to multiple aspects of the new facility including selection of vendors, purchase and installation of security cameras and keyless entry. ProviDyn was also instrumental in the selection of a new telephone system and equipment for an in-shelter computer lab.

“ProviDyn is a tremendous asset to our organization and we see them as more than a vendor - they are an extension of our team,” said Meagan Fulmer, president and CEO of PADV. “Opening this new shelter was a tremendous undertaking and we had countless managed services providers to chose from; but, at the end of the day, ProviDyn knows our business and understands the nuances of working with nonprofit organizations. Relying on ProviDyn to handle the technology aspects of this expansion freed up our staff to focus on the survivors, while also giving them the tools to safely and securely do their job.”

“Expanding to a new location always requires a lot of planning and preparation, especially when it comes to establishing or maintaining an organization’s technology infrastructure,” said Hamish Davidson, president and CEO of ProviDyn. “As a company, we have invested heavily in helping nonprofits by taking the technology burden out of their daily operations. In this instance, it was a great opportunity to continue providing PADV with services and strategy that will allow them to more easily provide a safe, supporting environment for battered women and their children.”

About ProviDyn
ProviDyn provides technology expertise, services and support to help small and mid-sized organizations sustain growth and strengthen performance. Backed by technology experts, ProviDyn helps organizations gain the full benefits of existing technology, make strategic investments in implementing new technology and maintain an infrastructure that is secure, reliable and flexible. ProviDyn offers managed services, mobile computing, IT strategy, virtualization, cloud computing, business continuity, network security and IP telephony. To learn more about how ProviDyn is Driving Business Through Technology and helping companies reduce costs, improve efficiency and maximize productivity, visit http://www.providyn.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

About Partnership Against Domestic Violence
Celebrating its 35th anniversary, PADV is the largest and one of the oldest nonprofit domestic violence agencies in Georgia. Serving metro Atlanta, PADV helps to transform the lives of approximately 18,000 women and children every year through emergency intervention, violence prevention and long-term advocacy. PADV’s mission is to end the crime of intimate partner violence and empower its survivors. Visit http://www.padv.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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