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Zumasys Achieves $1 Million Giving Goal Through Happyness is a Choice Program

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Release Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Zumasys announced that it has achieved its goal of donating $1 million to individuals and organizations in need.

"Five years ago, when we came up with the idea to donate 1% of our revenue to people who could use some assistance, we never would have imagined where that journey would take us," said Paul Giobbi, president and co-founder of Zumasys.

Since 2013, an employee-directed committee named Happyness is a Choice has awarded donations of up to $25,000 to more than 335 individuals and non-profit organizations across the globe. The company achieved its $1 million goal with technology donations to two educational institutions.

In May 2018, Zumasys donated $13,000 in Cisco Meraki security equipment to the Providence Hebrew Day School. The Providence Hebrew Day School was nominated by Zumasys customer Bilateral Credit Corporation at Zumapalooza 2017, Zumasys' signature technology conference. The donation included sending Zumasys Systems Engineer Jacob Vargas to Rhode Island to install the equipment for the school.

"I want to thank Zumasys for the donation of networking equipment for Providence Hebrew Day School. I'm sure it will enable students and faculty to make use of 21st century teaching methods and learning resources," said David Kaufman, CFO of Bilateral Credit Corporation. "I know this will make a difference to the education of the students for many years to come."

Later this summer, Senior Systems Engineer Jin Kim will travel to Northrise University in Zambia, Africa, to upgrade the university's IT infrastructure with more than $20,000 in NetApp storage and Cisco UCS servers.

"Being a growing university in a developing country, we have benefited from Zumasys' expertise in IT solutions through multiple donations of equipment and qualified experts who have come alongside us and empowered us to train our students at a higher level," said Doreen Zimba, co-founder of Northrise University. "We want to thank all the vendors and customers who support the Happyness is a Choice program. You are changing students' lives in Zambia."


A Cultural Evolution

In October 2012, Zumasys planted the seeds for its Happyness is a Choice program with a pledge to give 1% of revenue to non-profit organizations selected by its employees. Not long after, the company was inspired to take the program new heights by Shawn Achor, a noted Happiness researcher and Zumapalooza keynote speaker. Following Achor's Zumapalooza keynote address, the company shifted its focus to spreading 'Happyness' by volunteering with customers, vendors, and neighbors.

"The Conscious Capitalism movement resonates with us," Giobbi added. "The focus for our company is on the well-being of all of our stakeholders. That means not just our shareholders, but our employees, community, customers, vendors and our extended network. We are passionate about making personal connections and leveraging our business success to benefit others. That is more important to us than achieving a specific number."

After reaching its goal, Zumasys reaffirmed its commitment to setting aside 1% of revenue for Happyness is a Choice and its unique employee-centered programs.

 

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About Zumasys, Inc

Zumasys helps companies of every size transition their infrastructure and applications to the cloud. With Zumasys cloud services, customers can easily access the latest software and hardware technologies over the Web, allowing them to focus on growing their core business instead of managing their IT infrastructures. Zumasys delivers personalized service, integrated disaster recovery and the confidence companies need to outsource the hosting of all their databases including SQL, Oracle and Pick MultiValue systems.

In 2014, Zumasys acquired a string of MultiValue software technologies including:

  • AccuTerm - The leading Windows/Mobile connectivity solution for the Pick Market with more than 16,000 customers worldwide. Pete Schellenbach is now Zumasys' Director of Product Development.
  • MultiValue Dashboard - Originally developed by The Nerdery and re-launched in 2014, MultiValue Dashboard allows you to quickly and easily build web-based dashboards using traditional Pick programming methods.
  • OpenQM - Zumasys announced an Exclusive Worldwide Distribution and domestic support/maintenance arrangement for OpenQM, a cost-effective, efficient, high-performance database to run Pick applications.
  • jBASE - Zumasys acquired jBASE database from Temenos, based in Geneva Switzerland. Its contemporary architecture allows Pick-based applications to natively interact with the underlying Windows or Unix operating system, and store data in SQL Server, Oracle and the cloud.

For more information, visit http:/​/​www.zumasys.com

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