Unipalm and Ipswitch make donation to Macmillan Cancer Relief
Leading charity benefits from Ipswitch sales incentive at Unipalm
Lexington, Mass. – August 8, 2005 – Unipalm, the specialist distributor of Internet technology solutions, and Ipswitch, the leading developer of network management, messaging and file transfer solutions , have collaborated to donate over 3,300 GBP to Macmillan Cancer Relief.
The donation was made possible with revenue from a Unipalm sales incentive program for Ipswitch WhatsUp®, Ipswitch Collaboration Suite and market leading file transfer protocol products, Ipswitch WS_FTP® Professional client and Ipswitch WS_FTP Server. Through a direct mail campaign and heightened visibility on Unipalm’s website, partners were encouraged to push these products in a bid to raise more money for the donation.
“We are very grateful to Ipswitch for its generosity in this donation. Incentive programs are an invaluable business activity but it is unusual and very welcome to have one where a deserving charity benefits,” says Rob Nash, director of e-Business at Unipalm. “As the program helped us increase sales, Ipswitch committed to donate a percentage of profit to Macmillan Cancer Relief, generating a ‘feel-good factor’ for employees across both companies.”
“Community involvement is an integral part of our culture and values. Through our unique iCare initiative we commit 5 percent of our profits to a wide variety of community investment programs and encourage our partners across the world to be involved,” says Roger Greene, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Ipswitch. “This year, we chose Macmillan Cancer Relief in the UK as one of the organizations in our annual Charitable Giving Program as we feel this is a worthy cause affecting many people’s lives.”
Unipalm is the UK and Ireland’s leading distributor of e-Business and e-Security solutions from world leaders in open systems technology, such as Check Point, Nokia, Citrix and Symantec. These companies have been carefully chosen to ensure Unipalm partners can offer a total solution. 100% committed to the two-tier channel, Unipalm's unique distribution approach is to broker the relationships between vendors, resellers and users to ensure businesses gain competitive advantage through the deployment of well-architected IP-based solutions. Unipalm offers the training, consultancy, sales, marketing and technical support its partners need to recommend, install and support its portfolio. Unipalm is owned by Computerlinks, a public company, trading on the German Prime Standard Market. For more information on Unipalm, visit www.unipalm.co.uk
About Ipswitch, Inc.Ipswitch develops and markets software that works for small and medium businesses worldwide. More than 100 million people use Ipswitch software every day to collaborate via Ipswitch Collaboration Suite, monitor their networks with Ipswitch WhatsUp®, and transfer files over the Internet using the market-leading Ipswitch WS_FTP® Professional client and Ipswitch WS_FTP Server. To view the Ipswitch blog, visit http://blogs.ipswitch.com. Ipswitch values community involvement, visit http://icare.ipswitch.com to find out how to become involved. For product and sales information, write to or visit http://www.ipswitch.com.
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