DANVILLE, Va., Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CirrusWorks, Inc. has joined forces with the Boys and Girls Club of Danville, VA (BGCDA) in an initiative to improve the local club's Internet performance for online training programs. The strategic partnership supports the Club's mission to assist the community's youth to succeed in the digital age.
"Every day at approximately 2:00pm the Internet would slow to a painful grind when the students arrived at our facility" shared Faith Stamps, Executive Director. "This was frustrating for students who utilize the Club's computer lab for homework assignments, VA Standards of Learning exercises and preparing their college applications." Simply adding more capacity was impossible due to budgetary restraints, so Faith reached out to her community for alternatives.
Enter CirrusWorks, a Danville, VA technology company that is backed by local investment fund The Launch Place. Their flagship product, The Governor™, installs in minutes, requires no configuration, and automatically adapts to changing network conditions without maintenance or support. The Governor™ fit her budget and was easily manageable by the Club's limited IT resources.
The results were immediate. "The Governor™ noticeably improved Internet access for our students and administration, minimizing slow connections while increasing their productive time online," said Faith. "We don't have a huge circuit, but the Governor™ has definitely improved what we have."
CirrusWorks' innovative approach to bandwidth optimization enables the local Boys and Girls Club chapter to further develop their technology platforms and give more students access to various online programs - critical in providing adequate training to equip Club kids with the skills needed to compete in a 21st century economy.
"CirrusWorks is proud to partner with the local BGCDA in support of their Club Kids technology initiatives and to assist the Club's Administration in all the great work they do for the local community," said David Giannini, Chief Executive Officer, CirrusWorks, Inc. "The Boys and Girls Club is an exceptional organization whose mission includes helping educate today's youth to thrive in the digital world."
While the local Club's Internet performance has improved, Faith is still looking for additional funding to increase the current bandwidth to allow the Club to leverage an additional computer lab for the teenage members and to service several recent STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) grant awards. "These grant awards will facilitate upgrading our facility's wireless infrastructure and provide wireless devices available for student use," furthered Faith. "With these additional devices and access points, we are looking for funding to increase our bandwidth within our current budget confinements. We believe the partnership with CirrusWorks will allow the Club to continuously maximize our available bandwidth while managing budget restraints."
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,100 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at Facebook and Twitter.
About CirrusWorks, Inc.
CirrusWorks, Inc. is the leader in bandwidth optimization technologies. Their flagship product, The Governor™, is the only dynamic, software-defined bandwidth management tool that fully operates in an encrypted network environment. Learn more at www.cirrusworks.net.
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