Update: The last day to submit nominations is Friday, October 26th!
Claris Networks is giving away $200,000 in cloud computing services to a Chattanooga non-profit. This is the second year we’ve been able to do this, and we’re pretty excited about it. We love the communities we get to serve, and this is a huge opportunity for us to invest in the people we live and work near. A technology upgrade of this caliber could revolutionize a small organization, and enable them to serve their community even better.
Finally, a winner to the “Give the Cloud” Giveaway has been announced! On the morning of January 12th, on WBIR News Channel 10, Claris Networks was proud to reveal that the Knoxville community voted for Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee
! Of the four non-profits in the finals (Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, Knoxville Christian Schools and Emerald Youth Foundation) Big Brothers received the most votes.
Big Brothers Big Sisters’ will receive a high-tech makeover including 3 years of cloud computing services to make their office and branches technology work as smoothly as possible. Essentially, this is $200,000 worth of IT services for Big Brothers. Their current IT budget, they say, will go toward redoing the Big Brothers website and expanding services toward children in the community.
If you’ve been keeping up with the Claris Networks “Give the Cloud” Giveaway, you know voting ended on December 31st
and we should be announcing the winner soon. In fact, we’ll be publicly announcing the winner LIVE on WBIR News Channel 10 this Thursday morning, January 12th
To keep you on your toes, we will be doing several live segments discussing the giveaway, highlighting the nominees and, finally, announcing the winner. Segment 1 will be around 6:30AM, Segment 2 around 7:30AM and Segment 3 around 8:30AM.
Please tune in to hear the winner be announced, and follow the Claris blog to stay posted. We’re looking forward to it.
As you probably know, Claris Networks is giving away a cloud computing contract to a Knoxville area non-profit this holiday season. These awesome organizations have all expressed significant need for IT help, and have progressed from the nomination phase held earlier this month. Below is an update on the tally of votes. They’re all very close (within 150 votes of each other), but the deciding factor is ultimately which group has the most people vote on their behalf. It’s up to you to spread the word! Pick up their cause and run with it! Tell your friends, your family, your coworkers. Heck, be “that guy” in the office and ask your team to take 30 seconds and vote. It won’t hurt anyone. The Claris Networks “Give the Cloud” giveaway is worth up to $200,000 in IT services for this non-profit. Think of how that assistance could help your group accomplish its mission.
The voting tally as of 8:00AM December 21, 2011:
Over Thanksgiving, we asked our social media savvy fans, followers and blog readers to snap a quick shot of their Thanksgiving and tell us the story it told. The winner, we said would receive and new Kindle Fire. Today we’ll announce that winner. There were so many great stories, it was hard to decide. But the winner is [insert drumroll sound here]…
Here’s his story and picture:
“Right before Thanksgiving last year, my mom was diagnosed with cancer. She was pretty much stuck in a chair. This year, sans hair, she's feeling much better. We're thankful to have her here.