Pinellas County School System Recipient of Vology Data System’s $750k Donation
Vology Data Systems kicks off its initiative to donate $5+ million in leading-edge IT equipment to assist, local county and city governments and school districts, bridge their budget gaps.
Oldsmar, Florida – September 19, 2011 –Vology Data Systems kicks off its initiative to donate $5+ million in leading-edge IT equipment to assist, local county and city governments and school districts, bridge their budget gaps. The Pinellas County School System was the first to take delivery of more than half a million dollars of networking equipment. The equipment will be sent to two schools, Countryside High School and Lakewood High School, for use in technical programs there.
“It is very encouraging that a company of Vology’s caliber recognized they had the ability to influence change. With the donation of this equipment, we will be able to give student’s experience with fiber optic networking that budget constraints would not have currently allowed” commented John Just, Assistant Superintendent, MIS, Pinellas County School District.
“With growing budget shortfalls for the areas municipalities and schools we recognized that we where in a unique position to help,” said Vology CEO, Barry Shevlin. “We have grown our business in this community over the last 10 years and felt we had the opportunity to provide a piece of the solution for widening budget shortfalls”
With the help of County Commissioner Susan Latvala, Vology presented the plan to donate a high-end networking solution to a group of officials from Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco. The idea was met with enthusiasm and several other area groups will be receiving their equipment in the months to come. Vology provided not only the equipment but worked with the Pinellas County Schools’ IT group to provide configuration services.
Mr. Shevlin continued, “The more schools and municipalities can keep us informed on their issues, upcoming projects and budget shortages, the more we can and will help with solutions like this.”
ABOUT VOLOGY DATA SYSTEMS
Ranked in the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the US for six consecutive years, Vology is a leading global technology solutions provider that serves tens of thousands of customers across 80 countries. Vology Data Systems has one of the industry’s largest inventories of top quality new and pre-owned manufacturer products, including Juniper (Elite Partner) Cisco, Extreme Networks, Avaya, HP, Brocade, ShoreTel and Force10 solutions. Vology Data Systems provides same-day and next-day shipping on most items as well as flexible purchasing and leasing terms. The company offers total IT asset lifecycle management expertise to help customers power their enterprises as their technology requirements evolve. Vology is headquartered in Tampa Bay, Florida with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Denver, New Orleans, Sacramento and Syracuse. For further information, please visit www.vology.com.
ABOUT PINELLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS
Pinellas County Schools is the seventh largest school district in Florida and 24th largest in the nation, serving more than 101,000 K-12 students at 137 schools. With almost 17,000 employees, the school district is the largest employer in the county. The vision of Pinellas County Schools is 100% Student Success. We encourage parents, business leaders and community members to partner with us in our mission to educate and prepare each student for college, career and life.