The downtown cybersecurity and business technology consultancies save BBBS more than $45K over three years while transforming digital operations with Littles, Bigs, families, and donors.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh is migrating digital operations and infrastructure to the cloud with technical and cybersecurity support and consulting from CyLumena and SDLC Partners, both headquartered in Pittsburgh.
The migration effort to the Microsoft Cloud will be fully funded by both consultancies, as well as conducting a Microsoft Office 365 Security Assessment, and implementing SecureSky’s Active Protection Platform for security management, monitoring, and support.
Upfront costs including one year of ongoing IT services support for Microsoft Office 365, as well as cybersecurity support, equaling over $45K, will be donated by CyLumena and SDLC Partners as part of their corporate commitment and core values to give back to the community. This project will drastically improve operational efficiency, flexibility, and security.
“One of BBBS’ mottos is to ‘Ignite. Empower. Defend.’ That is just what CyLumena and SDLC Partners is doing for our organization. They’ve ignited innovation for our most critical digital operations. They’ve empowered our organization with the latest cloud technologies. And, they’re defending our cloud presence with the best security software on the market. Add to that their generosity to provide services and support, at a reduced cost. It’s a digital transformation that will position BBBS to do more, faster, and better for children from the greater Pittsburgh area.”
Jan Glick, Chief Executive Officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh
Reflecting on the non-profit’s digital transformation,
“Our team, and the pros from SDLC Partners, are ecstatic to lend our business, technical, and cybersecurity expertise to such a worthy and important organization in the Pittsburgh region. Going to the cloud will enable modern digital tools and capabilities that has the potential to revolutionize their operations and give them the infrastructure to keep growing and serving more children and families.”
Dave Golding, Director of Growth and Enablement
Migrating to the cloud will allow BBBS to achieve simplified remote access, which is critical for operations during the pandemic and fluid shelter-in-place requirements. BBBS staff will access information, software, and computing power from home through safe, encrypted cloud services. Moving to the cloud also cuts cost when non-profits are taking a leaner approach to IT expenses, eliminating BBBS’ reliance on conventional on-premise servers and software, as well as operationally supporting IT infrastructure.
CyLumena was created out of a growing need for reliable cybersecurity technology, support, and expert guidance in the Pittsburgh region and beyond.
Our mission is to provide clients with peace of mind around cybersecurity through a cost-effective combination of preparation and prevention that we call CyberLean.
About SDLC Partners
SDLC Partners, L.P. is an essential leader of the Pittsburgh technology and business ecosystem. As a consultancy focused on delivering high-performance solutions for connecting business and technology, they have grown into a 400-person firm, garnering awards and attention from the Pittsburgh Technology Council, the Inc. 5000, the Pittsburgh 100, and E&Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year.
For more information on SDLC Partners, visit https://www.sdlcpartners.com.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh provides children facing adversity professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The agency’s evidence-based programs empower these children to achieve educational success, avoid risky behaviors, set higher aspirations and develop greater confidence. BBBS of Greater Pittsburgh served approximately 1500 children a year across Allegheny, Greene and Washington counties and has earned national recognition for program quality and organized excellence.
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