KENOSHA, WI – November 10, 2015 – The Midwest Veterans Closet is a non-profit organization located in the rural suburbs of Chicago. The organization relies on donations from the surrounding communities to provide veterans with a place they can get warm clothes and get back on their feet. Midwest Veterans Closet was missing one important tool, working computers. Computers are critical to help Veterans search for jobs, prepare resumes, and consume online training.
In partnership with IGEL Technology, Leeward Business Advisors deployed five Stratus PCs to the Midwest Veterans Closet to be used in their drop-in center. IGEL Technology donated five Zero Client terminal devices that maximize power savings, without compromising performance. The Zero Client devices access Leeward Business Advisors’ Stratus PC environment over the Internet. The Stratus PC environment is running from a state-of-the-art data center. This allows each Veteran to access necessary tools to prepare for re-employment, while keeping their information secure.
“We had hoped to get two newer, but used computers and look at us! Leeward provided our veterans an entire system!” said program director and founder, Mary Carmody. “We’re so used to the very old, very slow junk we have had. I can’t wait to tell everyone about our new gift!” LeewardBA centrally operates and manages the Midwest Veterans Closet virtualized desktops. The Veterans Closet can stay focused on their mission without the distraction of computer support issues. The power savings from using Stratus PC and Zero clients means lower operating costs.
LeewardBA Business Development Executive, Tony Farella, knows the importance of enabling veterans for success. “LeewardBA is a proud employer of veterans. Their leadership and composure is very valuable when cyber threats are detected,” said Farella. “We hope that the Stratus PCs donated to the Vets Closet will help many veterans work on their resumes, and begin to find jobs throughout the area.”
You can learn more about Leeward Business Advisors at www.LeewardBA.com
If you would like to contribute to the Midwest Veterans Closet please contact Mary Carmody at Mary.Carmody@MidwestVeteransCloset.org for more information, or visit www.midwestveteranscloset.org
For more information on IGEL Technology, visit www.igel.com.
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