Press release from Business Wire India
Source: Eagle Conferencing (P) Ltd
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 10:00 AM IST (04:30 AM GMT)
Editors: Business: Advertising, PR & marketing, Business services, Information technology, Telecommunications; Technology
Eagle Conferencing Introduces Value-Added Services in U.K. and Donates Conference Call Services to UK Charities
UK Charities will be Able to Run Audio Conferences with their Indian Partners Without Incurring International Call Charges
London, United Kingdom and Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Tuesday, September 15, 2009 -- (Business Wire India) -- Eagle Conferencing (www.eagleconferencing.in) today launched their charitable donation scheme in the UK for conference calls. The scheme, managed by Charity Technology Exchange (CTX) www.ctxchange.org, enables UK charities to operate audio conferences with their partners in India without incurring international call charges.
The Eagle Conferencing donation provides organisations with access to an audio conference call service that supports calls for up to 25 participants. Participants can be in both the UK and India but will only incur domestic call charges. The conference chairperson has access to the full range of call management facilities of award-winning and the state-of-the-art conferencing services.
Kent Charugundla, founder and CEO of EagleNet Group, announced the launch of the programme explaining:
"We are delighted to be launching this programme in the UK to complement our existing donation programme managed by the NASSCOM Foundation in India. We believe that the close ties between many UK charities and India will make this programme extremely valuable to them. Communication is the life blood of any organisation and we are committed to helping UK charities reduce the cost and increase the effectiveness of their work with their Indian partners."
Rufina Fernandes, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation, commented:
"The conferencing solutions provided by Eagle have been instrumental in forming the communication backbone of our operations. Allowing us the bridge facility to communicate with various NGOs and other organizations supports our delivery structure which has contributed in our efforts towards strengthening our efforts towards social development in India."
William Hoyle, CEO of Charity Technology Trust, which runs CTX in partnership with TechSoup Global, commented:
"As part of a global network of organisations managing donation programmes for some of the world's leading technology companies, we are delighted to be working on a truly international donation programme that will not only provide benefits to UK charities, but will also help Indian organisations."
About Eagle Conferencing
Eagle Conferencing Services, an affiliate of EagleNet companies, offers audio and web conferencing services. Its services are offered in the USA, India, U.K., Italy, France and Germany. Eagle Conferencing's secured and scalable network infrastructure, with its global bridge capacity of 26,000 ports provides over 10 billion minutes of annual calling traffic facility. To unleash the full power of scalability and flexibility, Eagle Conferencing has a worldwide network connection infrastructure, and offers a variety of conference options for productivity.
About Charity Technology Exchange
Charity Technology Exchange (CTX) provides a range of donated technology products to eligible registered charities across the UK from organisations including Microsoft, Cisco, Symantec, Flickr and Huddle. Since 2006 nearly 4,000 charities have benefited from the programme. The CTX programme is delivered by Charity Technology Trust in partnership with the San Francisco-based non-profit technology capacity building organisation TechSoup.
About Charity Technology Trust
Charity Technology Trust (CTT) is a sustainable social enterprise and registered UK charity devoted to improving charity efficiency using new technology. In addition to stimulating thinking on the use of new media, CTT has built a broad portfolio of e-communications and payments services used by over 400 charity clients.
About NASSCOM Foundation
NASSCOM Foundation is a trust registered under the Indian Trust Act 1882. Our vision is to leverage Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for empowering and transforming the lives of the under served. One of the primary reasons for the formation of NF was the commitment of NASSCOM and its member companies to promote social development through the application of ICT. Nasscom Foundation manages the BigTech programme through which eligible India NGOs can access technology donations from major companies including Microsoft.
About TechSoup Global
San Francisco-based TechSoup Global (www.techsoupglobal.org) is working towards a day when every social benefit organization on the planet has the access to resources they need to fulfill their mission. TechSoup provides technology information to individuals and organizations in more than 190 countries, has provided consulting services in more than 50 countries and, through its global network of capacity building NGOs, manages product donations to more than 80,000 organizations in 22 countries. The product donations program has enabled organizations to save over $1.2 billion in expenses as of September 2008.
For more information on:
Eagle Conferencing, visit www.eagleconferencing.in
Charity Technology Exchange, visit www.ctxchange.org
Charity Technology Trust, visit www.ctt.org
Nasscom Foundation, visit www.nasscomfoundation.org
BigTech, visit www.bigtech.in
TechSoup Global , visit www.techsoupglobal.org
Nithya Mehta, Eagle Conferencing, +91 (80) 6722 3300, email@example.com
Richard Cooper, Charity Technology Exchange, Charity Technology Trust and Techsoup Global Press Contact, +44 (0) 207 784 6414, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prashant Pandit, NASSCOM Foundation and the BigTech Programme, +91 (22) 2823 4844 / 51, email@example.com
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