Award Honors Companies That Promote Change Through Innovative Application of Technology
SAN MATEO, Calif.—April 1, 2013—NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, today announced that NetSuite.org, its corporate citizenship arm, has been named a 2013 Laureate by IDG's Computerworld Honors Program. The annual award program honours visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.
"Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society functions. For the past 25 years the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements," said John Amato, VP & Publisher, Computerworld. "Computerworld is honoured to recognise the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work. These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organisations' ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper."
NetSuite.org combines NetSuite's cloud-based business management suite with the industry expertise of its employees to create solutions for organisations seeking to expand and extend their social impact. Through product donations, deep discounts and pro bono services to qualified charities and social enterprises, NetSuite.org aims to help these organisations more effectively run their business. Using NetSuite eases the burden of maintaining software and allows organisations to focus on their core mission. Resources that were once spent on activities like creating spreadsheets, assembling reports and tracking donors with cumbersome systems have been reinvested into social impact program work.
Non-profits like Kiva, a micro-lending organisation that aims to alleviate global poverty, EdTec, a social venture helping over 200 charter schools manage their operations and focus on their mission of educating students, and the National Runaway Safeline, an organisation that provides a range of services to runaway and at-risk youth and their families, are among the over 300 organisations who have benefited from the NetSuite.org program.
"We are honoured to be named a Computerworld Honors Laureate," said David Geilhufe, Director of NetSuite.org. "This recognition helps to validate our commitment to the success of our grantees and the work they do making the world a better place."
organisations interested in receiving a donation through NetSuite.org can apply online at www.netsuite.org.
The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at the Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony on June 3, 2013 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
About The Computerworld Honors Program
Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honour individuals and organisations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies, as well as oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website.
NetSuite.org is the corporate citizenship arm of NetSuite, leveraging the company's assets, our people and our product, to create social impact for charities and social enterprises around the world. Through our unique initiatives, including product subscription donations, pro bono services and social solutions we are supporting organisations worldwide better achieve their missions. For more information on NetSuite's corporate citizenship, please visit www.netsuite.org
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning website (http://www.computerworld.com/), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, August 2012) and was recognised as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at http://www.idgenterprise.com/.
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