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Diskeeper supporting CompTIA Educational Foundation

by Colleen Toumayan 15. March 2010 05:01
Diskeeper Corporation doubled its annual donation to the CompTIA Educational Foundation, providing 1,000 copies of its defragmentation software to keep the computers of the military veterans running at top speed while they train for new tech careers.

The Foundation works with its partner organizations, such as the National Christina Foundation, the Wounded Warrior Care Project and South Carolina's Fast Forward, to upgrade the computers used by U.S. military veterans while they train for information technology (IT) certifications. Diskeeper donated nearly $50,000 in software to the Foundation's efforts, which will be matched dollar-for-dollar by CompTIA.

The Foundation's Creating Futures program provides career opportunities to groups of people historically under-represented in the IT industry, such as U.S. military veterans, at-risk youth, women, minorities, dislocated workers, and individuals with disabilities. Training, mentoring, courseware, practice exams, and certification vouchers are provided at no cost to these individuals.

Diskeeper® 2010 Home and Professional performance software prevents fragmentation before it even happens to increase computer speed and reliability. Fragmentation steadily corrupts system performance and generates problems such as slowdowns, freezes and crashes.

"Diskeeper Corporation focuses on helping our customers and partners stay productive. Fragmented hard drives wreak havoc on a computer's operating efficiency, slowing down applications," said Lisa Terrenzi, CEO, Diskeeper Corporation. "Through our partnership with the CompTIA Educational Foundation, America's military veterans can keep their PCs working fast while they train for a tech career."

"In 2009, we provided IT training to 574 military veterans, including 244 disabled veterans -- nearly a five-fold annual increase -- smoothing the way for them to transition from military duty to the private sector. Partnerships with industry leaders such as Diskeeper Corporation allow us to help even more military veterans launch new careers," commented John Venator, president and CEO, CompTIA Education Foundation.

The CompTIA Educational Foundation aims to attract $1 million in fundraising this year. Donations can be in cash, equipment or training seats. All gifts are 100 percent tax-deductible. Individuals and companies can make a donation to the program, and prospective participants can apply for training by visiting the Foundations' website, http://www.CompTIA-EF.org.

About Diskeeper Corporation
CIOs and IT managers of global Fortune 1000 and Forbes 500 enterprises rely on Diskeeper software to provide unparalleled performance and reliability to their business laptops, desktops and servers. Diskeeper Corporation further provides real-time data protection and real-time data recovery™ with Undelete® data recovery software. More information and free trial ware at www.diskeeper.com.

About the CompTIA Educational Foundation
The CompTIA Educational Foundation provides career opportunities for individuals who historically have been under-represented in the IT workforce. Since its creation in 1998, the Foundation has helped more than 1,000 individuals enter the IT workforce, helping the industry alleviate its shortage of skilled workers. For more information or to make a donation to the CompTIA Educational Foundation, visit http://www.CompTIA-EF.org.

About CompTIA

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through its educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications, and public policy advocacy. For more information, visit www.CompTIA.org.

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