Free IT Assistance on Offer for Australian Not for Profits
29 January 2015 at 9:34 am
Not for Profits can now apply for complimentary IT services and expertise under a new scheme offered by the Australian arm of global IT services consulting and business solutions firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
The TCS Pro Bono Community Program is open to Australian-based Health, Education and Environmental Not for Profit organisations, who are required to enter a submission to the program by 16 February 2015 outlining their needs.
TCS said it would provide selected organisations with free-of-charge IT services in areas such as application and website development, IT consulting and technology optimisation, digitisation and digital transformation, as well as software testing.
“We haven’t set a definite number of projects we will support. Instead we are keen to see the level of interest and where there are good matches for our IT capability and capacity,” Deborah Hadwen, CEO of TCS Australia and New Zealand, said.
“We currently undertake some pro bono work for Australian charities – but we are keen to open up the opportunity beyond their existing community partners.”
Applications will be assessed on a number of criteria including the capacity and capability of TCS to provide the solution requested by the Not for Profit and the impact that the project will make on the community.
“Looking ahead, we welcome the opportunity to assist a broad range of Not for Profit organisations with their IT requirements,” Hadwen said.
“The team at TCS participates in a number of volunteer projects that add value to the development of the communities where we live and work. In line with the Tata Group’s core values of integrity, understanding, excellence and unity, our strategic objective is to be an active and responsible corporate citizen.”
TCS said its Pro Bono Community Program in Australia was inspired by the firm's pro bono work in India, where the company has leveraged its IT competence to create an Adult Literacy Program. Running since 2000, the program has impacted the lives of almost 200,000 people across India.
The company employs over 310,000 consultants in 46 countries.
More information regarding the TCS Pro Bono Community Program in Australia is available here.