Young man with headphones sitting in wheelchair in modern library

Case Study

Ataxia Disease Awareness Increased by Azure Website Performance

Ataxia Disease Awareness Increased by Azure Website Performance

With a Website Speed Increase of 90%+, Hope for Ataxia Drives More Engagement & Impact

Hope for Ataxia must carefully conserve funds while maximizing its non-profit activities to promote awareness of Ataxia effectively. Its website is an essential anchor to growing awareness of the disease. But the site needed upgrading. It needed improved security and speed. A move to Microsoft Azure would provide the means for greater flexibility, functionality, and organizational growth.

Microsoft’s Tech for Social Impact provided the financial support for a website migration to Azure. SoftwareONE contributed no-cost technology services through its ONEImpact initiative assistance. The result provides Hope for Ataxia with an affordable, faster, more agile workspace to drive broader engagement, improved productivity, and more substantial mission impact.

Hope for Ataxia Logo

Mark Desa

“The combined support we received from the teams at Microsoft and SoftwareONE was beyond all our expectations. The new website has given our organization a tremendous lift to dedicate ourselves to the mission of creating global awareness about the rare and little-known disease of Ataxia.”

Director, Hope for Ataxia

The Project

  • Customer: Hope for Ataxia

  • Industry: Non-Profit

  • Services: Website Migration to Microsoft Azure

Case Study Flyer

Get all details about the Hope for Ataxia case study and download our flyer today.

Download PDF

About the Customer

Hope for Ataxia is a federally incorporated non-profit organization based in Ontario, Canada. Its mission is to make a meaningful and positive impact in the rare diseases narrative by raising awareness of Ataxia globally. Ataxia is a neurological/movement disorder affecting the nervous system of over 200,000 people worldwide.

The organization hosts virtual support groups, conducts aware-ness and fundraising campaigns, while sharing information through social media, webinars and blogs to strengthen the Ataxia community.

The Challenge

As a non-profit, Hope for Ataxia must carefully conserve funds while maximizing its capacity to effectively promote awareness and serve the Ataxia community. Its website is an essential anchor to the overall mission to grow its presence in social media, raise overall awareness, increase fundraising, and improve the visibility of support groups.

But the site needed upgrading. It was mired in a collection of inefficient plug-ins and overall speed was unsatisfactory. Also, the site had been hacked causing further issues, e.g. with email communications. Registrations for online meetings via website and other interactive functions were also impacted.

A platform update to Microsoft Azure would firmly establish security and improve performance, while providing the means for greater future flexibility, functionality and organizational growth.

The Solution

With only a few staff working hard to create support communities and awareness for suffering from Ataxia, the organization welcomed outside assistance. Participating in the Microsoft’s Tech for Social Impact program, provided financial flexibility to manage its IT needs, and SoftwareONE contributed with no-cost technology services through its ONEImpact initiative.

SoftwareONE engaged with Microsoft, and helped with website migration to Azure; leaving the organization with a much faster and more agile workspace capable of driving future automation for more engagement and impact.

The Result

  • Team productivity and communications improvements foster greater collaboration using state-of-the-art technology
  • With a website speed increase of 90%+, the organization gained a much faster and more agile workspace, driving more engagement and impact and better user experience
  • Increased focus on core business and mission to raise Ataxia awareness globally by leveraging the website as its central reliable communications platform for members, partners and support network
  • Cost savings achieved by eliminated web hosting expenses
  • Improved site security through built-in Azure protections

Managed Cloud Services

SoftwareONE’s Managed Cloud brings together the people, process and technology to optimize your cloud initiatives.

more

Related Case Studies

Young woman being advised by Toys"R"Us Asia employee in front of a toy shelf in store

Toys"R"Us Asia Empowers Staff with Rapid Deployment of Remote Workplace

When the limitations of COVID-19 challenged Toys"R"Us Asia's business continuity, SoftwareONE helped the retailer to quickly establish a Remote Workplace using Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop.

More
Aerial view of Lincoln city center

City of Lincoln Council Boosts Employee Adoption of Microsoft 365

SoftwareONE's Adoption & Change Management Advisory service helped the City of Lincoln Council to encourage employee adoption of M365, to maximize ROI, and enable effective remote working, especially when Covid-19 constraints emerged.

More
Secure user access to O365 tools helps Helen Keller Intl collaborate to tackle global health issues

Secure User Access to O365 Helps Helen Keller Intl Combat Global Health Problems

Developing a new Azure Identity Management strategy, SoftwareONE helped Helen Keller Intl, a global non-profit, to empower its staff with smooth and secure user access to O365 tools for reliable communication across the globe.

More

Contact

SoftwareONE Canada Inc. | Canadian Headquarters

2680 Skymark Ave, Suite 510
L4W 5L6 Mississauga ON,
Canada

info.ca@softwareone.com

+1-844-366-5620

+1-905-248-3513

Get in touch with us

Contact us today by filling out this short form and our experts will get back to you promptly.

contact us