Cheltenham-headquartered ReformIT is launching its charity venture this December 2023, with ReformIT for Charities offering its services to all charities and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations across the county and beyond.
ReformIT has devoted 25 years to supporting businesses all over the UK, assisting with everything from cyber security and cloud technologies to improving broadband speed and ongoing support.
And now, it is the only managed IT service provider in Gloucestershire to partner with Microsoft's philanthropic Tech for Social Impact initiative, that offers charities and NFPs technology licences free of charge and thousands of pounds worth of grants each year.
Sarah Smith, operations and marketing director at ReformIT, is heading up the charity team. She said: 'The IT landscape is constantly changing for every organisation and charities are often left behind. This can be for many reasons, such as, the increasing cost of quality IT services, a skills and knowledge gap and the often-false assumption that because charities have limited resources, they won’t be targeted by cyber criminals. In actuality, they are four times more likely to be targeted by cyber criminals for all those reasons.
'We want to help close the skills gap and assist charities in getting the right solutions for them. For over 25 years we have built strong relationships with many partners who we are now working with to bring charity pricing to as many services as we can. We are also committed to working with Pax8 and Microsoft for Nonprofits on their Tech for Social Impact initiative.'
With a firm commitment to making a positive social impact and a mission to enable NFPs to achieve their objectives more effectively and efficiently, ReformIT for Charities wants to help by offering its services free of charge or at very little cost, meaning that a charity's money is directed back into its important cause.
There are only around 100 managed IT service providers across the UK that are offering their services to charities through Microsoft's Tech for Social Impact initiative, with ReformIT being the only company in the county to offer this.
The charity team can help secure free Microsoft 365 licences, offer cyber security advice, audit IT systems, help apply for funding and much more.
Co-founder of ReformIT for Charities, Nathan Warren, said: 'Cyber security is not only a matter of protecting a charity's data, but also of safeguarding its reputation, trust and impact. Charities have a responsibility to their donors, their beneficiaries and their staff to keep their information secure and prevent any breaches that could compromise their mission.
'ReformIT for Charities is here to help NFPs through every step of the journey to ensure that data being held is secure. Our expertise in this area and our charity offering has security at the forefront, so you can sleep at night knowing that your systems are safe.'
Charities and NFPs are invited to get in touch with ReformIT for Charities on (01242) 236999 or visit reformit.co.uk.