Managed Solution Excited to Work with Microsoft’s Tech for Social Impact Team
Managed Solution is excited to be working directly with Microsoft’s Tech for Social Impact team, to accelerate the digital transformation of nonprofits globally.
The Microsoft Tech for Social Impact team
The Tech for Social Impact team within Microsoft Philanthropies is dedicated to making world-class cloud technology accessible and affordable, so that nonprofit organizations can better connect people, processes and technology to help solve the world’s most challenging issues.
Since 2002, Managed Solution has been working with small and large Non-Profits to help them leverage all that technology has to offer at a reasonable cost.
What this means for Non-Profits working with Managed Solution
Thanks to updates from Microsoft, Non-Profits now have access to predictable pricing with standardized discounts across cloud and on-premises products that provides the transparency required for effective IT planning. The discounts are from 60 to 75 percent off commercial pricing. In addition, we also offer InstantOffice for Non-Profits. Your InstantOffice pay as you go licensing could now be bundled with a complete end-to-end support offering, a true business in a box solution. We offer services that alert users to potential threats and disturbances with our monitoring offering, or U.S. based help desk services for end users.
Here’s what this means for you:
- Microsoft 365 E3 is available through web direct to help Non-Profits address their productivity and security needs.
- Microsoft Threat Intelligence, Cloud PBX and Phone System are available as stand-alone offers to provide customers with simpler purchase, deployment, and adoption options.
- Office 365 solutions are now available specifically to empower Non-Profit volunteers to stay better connected and collaborate more efficiently.
And here’s how you can purchase:
- Enterprise Agreement (EA). Non-Profit pricing available through Microsoft’s Enterprise Agreement structure. The EA structure allows for easier administration through integrated purchasing and billing for cloud and software needs.
- Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program. CSP for Office 365, Microsoft 365, and Dynamics Non- Profit offers are be available wherever these offers are sold commercially. CSP is a licensing model that provides more flexibility to access Microsoft’s cloud solutions while bringing value added partner services and support to Non -Profits.
Managed Solution is excited about taking their Non-Profit involvement and support capabilities to the next level by being one of of Microsoft TSI’s preferred partners.
About Managed Solution
As a relationship-driven organization, Managed Solution collaborates with Non-Profits to customize the perfect mix of software, hardware, and IT services. We deliver a ﬂexible technology solution that evolves and adapts to meet our customers’ needs and exceed their expectations at every stage of the business cycle.
Susan Kurvuilla, CEO at Managed Solution: “As a local provider of technology services and solutions, we feel strongly about being involved in the community and we are excited to be able to serve Non-Profits with the latest technology in order to maximize their impact.”
Non-Profits play an incredibly important role in addressing the world’s toughest challenges — whether providing education opportunities to young people in underserved communities, offering shelter and food to the displaced or homeless, or delivering healthcare and medicine to remote populations. And we’re proud to support them any way we can.
Additionally, Managed Solution employees love to support the community with giving back in a variety of ways through the year.
Managed Solution Celebrates Holiday Season by Supporting Local Non-Profits
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]San Diego, CA, December 11, 2018, – The holiday season is here, and the Managed Solution team is excited to give back to the community during the holidays. We work with a number of local Non-Profits and love supporting their cause as we see them making a difference in our community.
This holiday season we supported several Non-Profit organizations with our donations. Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank provides nutritious food to people in need, advocates for the hungry, and educates the public about hunger-related issues. For several years now we have been donating to them and this year our employees and company donations summed up to more than fifteen thousand meals for those in need. We are extremely proud of our team and their generosity.
Susan Kuruvilla, CEO of Managed Solution, was a host at this year’s Teddy Ball, a black tie charity celebration organized by Cruise 4 Kids, a Non-Profit organization that collects new stuffed teddy bears to donate to sick and needy children at several children's hospitals, youth organizations, and special needs service centers.
Computers 2 Kids San Diego is another organization we have been collaborating with for years and this December we prepared a pile of used computers and other IT equipment for them. We also donated over 100 of our retro coffee mugs to several Non-Profits in San Diego that we work with on a regular basis, so they can share them with their community.
Managed Solution hopes that these small acts of giving back to the community brought an extra smile or two on the faces of people we share our community with, and we wish everyone warm and happy holidays.
About Managed Solution
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Case Study: San Diego Opera Increases Productivity by 40%
Stability in Technology for San Diego 501 (c) 3 Non Profit
Business Needs: Since 2009, Managed Solution has been providing the San Diego Opera with Managed Services from Silver to Platinum Support. We are an affordable resource when their budgets fluctuate and have been cost effective by outsourcing their IT needs instead of hiring full time staff. They initially came to us because their server was not getting emails and they had several domains needing to be safe guarded. They had a small internal team managing over 100 users and were looking to find a trusted provider who could manage their day-to-day support with printers and email.
Solution: Managed Solution was able to service their company with Platinum Support, visit on site every other week and take care of all requests. We rectified VPN client issues, set up new users, normal daily crisis issues, file permissions, log in issues, WIFI challenges and set up Back Up Disaster and Recovery because they were using tape prior. We upgraded them from tape backups to redundant cloud BDR services.
Success: Managed Solution was able to streamline internal processes, quickly resolve issues and increase productivity. We continue to provide a high level of quality service with our on-going relationship between transitions in leadership and with different levels of support. SD Opera is grateful for the stability provided by Managed Solution during a challenging transition period.
“Managed Solution has been a great asset to the team and my field engineer, Jake, is wonderful, also the help desk is always extremely responsive”. - Michael Lowry, CFO