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Ipswitch Network Monitor Blog: bright ideas for IT teams

We’ve given the Ipswitch Network Monitor Blog a makeover to make it easier to read and navigate, and encourage you to subscribe to join the conversation with your fellow IT pros. Our resident and guest authors’ posts on industry trends and issues run the gamut from APM to Zero downtime. In the months ahead you’ll see us addressing questions like these:

  • Will life in IT ever get simpler?
  • Is the Internet of Things hype or reality?
  • Why is my application walking instead of running?

iCare: We Make More Than Software. We Make a Difference.

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We make more than software. We make a difference.

Community involvement is an integral part of Ipswitch’s culture and values and we recognize that the vitality of our company is linked to the health of our communities. Our iCare program mission is to be socially responsible through philanthropy, community service and the ways we operate. So… what does iCare have to do with this blog? To show our appreciation, we’ll match every new, unique subscription with a $2.00 donation to a local charity*.

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Yesterday, September 12, 2011, Ipswitch, Inc. celebrated its 20th anniversary. In celebration of this achievement, the Network Management Division of Ipswitch, Inc. launched a new community service program, “Twenty4Twenty.” The goal of this program is for every employee in the Network Management Division complete twenty hours of community service within the next twelve months.

To kickoff this program, several members of the Marketing Team and I volunteered yesterday in Boston at Room To Grow, an organization designed to build a strong foundation for babies in poverty. We spent the day helping out with Room to Grow’s “Seasonal Switch,” – the bi-annual process of organizing children’s clothes for the fall/winter season. It was a wonderful experience for all and we plan to go back and help out very soon!

Members of Ipswitch’s Network Management Division marketing group pause for a photo while helping out at Room to Grow’s Boston location with their “Seasonal Switch” as they organize children’s clothes for the fall/winter season.

We recently reached an amazing milestone in our iCare@Ipswitch program.  Through iCare, Ipswitch has donated over $2 million dollars to a variety of community and charitable causes.

As an employee of Ipswitch, I take great pride in knowing that our CEO has incorporated social conscience and philanthropy into the core culture of our company.  Not only does Ipswitch donate 5% of company profits to a variety of community programs, but also employees from around the globe volunteer to participate in events and causes.  It’s our unique deep-rooted culture that truly separates Ipswitch from other organizations that I have been a part of.

“We make more than software. We make a difference.

Community involvement is an integral part of Ipswitch’s culture and values. At the heart of the iCare@Ipswitch commitment we recognize that the vitality of our company is linked to the health of our communities. And we know that our communities cannot flourish unless we invest in their future.”

At my 1-year and 3-year Ipswitch anniversaries, Ipswitch gave me $500 to donate to a charity of my choice.  When my son was born last year, Ipswitch gave me another $500 to donate to my preferred charity.  These are personal and meaningful examples of why Ipswitch is so special.

Please take a minute to read more about Ipswitch’s community involvement and our iCare partners CARE, GiftsToGive, The Foundation To Be Named Later and the Equal Justice Initiative.