Technology Trust delivers IT savings

We are delighted to announce that we have made the equivalent of around £28,000 in cost savings through the close support of Technology Trust, a charity with a mission to help other charities use technology to achieve more for less money.

By using Technology Trust’s tt-exchange programme, our Hospices were able to purchase software for multiple users, including the Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop and Office Professional Plus packages, saving over $43,000 (£28,000).

Microsoft’s support is part of its Affordable Access to Computing initiative. This is fulfilled by Technology Trust, which provides support and software donations to eligible registered charities in the UK, contributing to social and economic prosperity.

Speaking about the savings, Chief Executive, Nigel Harding said: “The Hospices are at an important crossroads in their history and we are enormously grateful to Microsoft and to Technology Trust for helping us to make these very significant savings. We need to ensure our IT software can drive forward day-to-day operational efficiencies and also that it is embedded across the charity as we plan our move to the new Hospice in Goldsworth Park in early 2017.

“As a charity, we place our patients at the heart of all our decision making, including the cost-effective purchase of goods and services. The support of major companies like Microsoft through the tt-exchange programme – whether in kind or through direct financial contributions – are incredibly important to us.”

Richard Craig, CEO of Technology Trust, commented: “We’re delighted that we’re able to support good causes like Woking & Sam Beare Hospices. It might not be the most glamorous thing in the world, but investing in IT systems can actually make a huge difference to how effectively organisations can operate.”

“The work that Woking & Sam Beare Hospices do is invaluable, and knowing that we could help them to do it more efficiently while saving them money makes everything that we do feel worthwhile.”

Read more about Our Vision and find out the latest about our New Hospice here.