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Adaptiva Pays-It-Forward with Donation to Seattle School District

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Seattle-Based IT Efficiency Software  Company Encourages Other Technology Companies to Give Back to Local Communities

Seattle–March 20, 2013Adaptiva, an award-winning provider of IT  systems management solutions, today announced that is has made a sizable donation in the form of office  furniture, white boards and computer equipment to Arbor Heights Elementary  within the Seattle School District. Adaptiva is encouraging other technology  companies in the area to give back by providing similar donations to  organizations in need.

Listening to Linda  Thomas of KIRO 97.3, Adaptiva Marketing Director, Cherie Wentz Blehm was moved  by a story about Seattle schools and the billion-dollar bond issue that was on  the ballot. In the report, Christy Collins, principal of Arbor Heights Elementary  in Seattle mentioned how much her school needed basic materials for teaching,  and that an educator, Mr. Fisk, could not even use his blackboard as it would  no longer accept chalk.

Blehm’s company was  scheduling a move to a new facility in Bellevue and much of the furniture and  office accessories would no longer be needed. She called Principal Collins’  office and began working with staffer, Tracy Hughes on donating and delivering  the office furniture.

“During these tough  economic times, it’s inspiring to have a company such as Adaptiva go above and  beyond to donate these desperately needed supplies for our teachers and  students,” said Christy Collins, principal at Arbor Heights Elementary. “As a  community, we are all in this together to help educate our children and I believe  it is everyone’s job to pay-it-forward, and help build a solid foundation for  our future.”

Adaptiva, with the  help of Barin Yoder of Yoder Construction Company who assisted in the delivery  and transportation of the items, provided a dozen whiteboards, leather office  chairs, computer monitors, and other accessories to Arbor Heights Elementary.  David Wilkie, an educator at Arbor Heights Elementary, assisted in receiving  the first load on a Saturday morning. Wilkie is not only a teacher at the  elementary, but also attended Arbor Heights as a child so the donation was especially  touching for him.

The process took  several trips, with the final one being most difficult. As two white boards, 12  feet in length could not be easily moved from Adaptiva’s former second floor  office. Barin Yoder solved the problem by cutting the whiteboards in half,  creating 4 six-foot pieces and these were loaded and transported to the elementary school on Sunday, March 3.

“We believe it is  our duty to help support the communities where we live,” said Cherie Wentz  Blehm, director of marketing at Adaptiva. “Our next step as a society is to  give back in any way we can to the organizations that need it most and we  encourage other technology companies around the country to do the same. Even if  you can’t afford to give a monetary donation, just look around your office and  consider that unused office furniture or computer equipment and how it may be  extremely valuable for our schools. We may not be able to change the world, but  we can change pieces of it.”

About Adaptiva
Founded in 2004, Adaptiva is a  leader in IT systems management software, extending the functionality of  Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager for enterprises across the globe.  Adaptiva’s software suite and underlying platform optimizes existing IT assets  for content delivery, PC power management and client health. Adaptiva’s  software transforms traditional client server infrastructures into lean distributed networks that minimize the number of servers under management, simplify systems management and  optimize content distribution – delivering significantly lower costs and higher  return on investment of existing systems. A Microsoft Gold Partner, Adaptiva is   deployed on more than 2 million devices in over 14 countries, and is sold directly,  and through a network of partners and channel resellers. Learn more at adaptiva.com, email  or call 425.823.4500. Follow  Adaptiva on Facebook and Twitter.

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