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Microsoft Office 365 for NonProfits is now available for UK charities, supporting mobile and flexible working

London, 10th September 2013 – Charity Technology Trust (CTT) is pleased to announce that Microsoft’s cloud solution, Office 365 for NonProfits, is now available for charities. The Office 365 E1 plan is now available free to eligible charities, regardless of size.

Office 365 for NonProfits simplifies charities’ IT offerings, so they can focus on achieving their missions. The solution helps to increase productivity by ensuring charities can always access the most up-to-date software.  Staff and volunteers can now access their Office applications, documents, email and calendars from any location, helping to support a mobile and remote workforce. The software also supports web-based video-conferencing, saving on travel costs and phone bills.

“The cloud has long held promise for the charity sector, as it supports the remote and flexible working practices that are so vital for charities and not for profit organisations to operate,” said Richard Craig, CEO of CTT. “We are excited to see Office 365 made available to charities, making it easier than ever for them to take advantage of all the cloud has to offer.”

Office 365 for NonProfits is available through Microsoft. Charities can learn more about the software and Microsoft’s new eligibility requirements here: www.microsoft.com/office365nonprofits

About Charity Technology Trust (CTT). CTT is an impartial, non-profit-making organisation which provides the charitable sector with information technology and support services including hardware, software and support for e-mail marketing and online payments systems. CTT currently works with over 16,000 charities. CTT’s CTXchange programme also enables eligible charities and charitable housing associations to receive hardware and software products, donated by leading brands, to improve the efficiency of their operations.  Formed in 2001, CTT is the only UK registered charity devoted to improving the operational efficiency of charities through the use of information technology. www.ctt.org | www.twitter.com/Charity_Tech

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