Monday, September 24, 2012

JetBlue President & CEO Joins ISTAT Airlink Advisory Council

** Airlink Welcomes David Barger as its Newest Council Member **

Chicago, IL (September 27, 2012) – ISTAT Airlink is pleased to announce that David Barger, President & Chief Executive Officer of JetBlue, has joined its Advisory Council, volunteering his time and expertise to help advance the Airlink program.

“It is an honor to have David Barger join our team of select industry leaders that constitutes Airlink’s Advisory Council,” said Bob Brown, CEO of ISTAT Airlink.  “His industry connections along with his experience with growing a fledgling carrier into a major player in the international aviation industry will be a significant benefit to Airlink as we seek to grow our membership and the worldwide scale of our humanitarian operations.”

David Barger is the President and CEO of JetBlue, New York’s hometown airline known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares.  He founded JetBlue in August 1998 as President and Chief Operating Officer, before being named Chief Executive Officer in May 2007 and assuming the additional role of President in June 2009.  Prior to his roles at JetBlue, Mr. Barger served in various management positions with Continental Airlines including Vice President, Newark hub. He has also held assorted posts at New York Air, including Director of Stations. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

FareShare Opens 3 New Depot Locations, All Live with SCM4Hunger Warehouse Management Module

FareShare is a UK national charity which supports communities to relieve food poverty. In their last fiscal year FareShare redistributed food providing over 8.6 million meals, or serving on average 36,500 people every day.

FareShare has opened 3 brand new depot locations, and they are now all live on SCM4Hunger Warehouse Management Module. 

FareShare opened a depot in Peterlee, a town in County Durham, England, southeast of Newcastle. 2 more depots were opened in Leicester, England, a city located in the East Midlands of England. One will be used as a regular food depot, the other will be used as the new central warehouse for their new Hub and Spoke processing. Hub and Spoke is the brain-child of the Director of FareShare South West, at the St Jude’s Depot. Learn more here

Congratulations to the FareShare team and for all that helped make this another successful go-live!

Friday, September 14, 2012

TechSoup Global released their Global Cloud Survey Results

Our partners at TechSoup Global released their TechSoup Global Cloud Survey results today. I think it is fair to say this is the most comprehensive survey ever conducted of cloud computing’s use by the social sector.

Key findings include:
  • 90% of respondents worldwide are using cloud computing
  • 60% say lack of knowledge is the greatest barrier to adoption
  • 79% say the greatest advantage of adoption is easier software/hardware administration
  • 47% say cost-related changes and ease of setup would be the greatest motivators for moving their IT to the cloud
  • 53% report plans to move a "significant portion" of their IT to the cloud within three years
Reading further into the report, it is evident that much of the sector leverages cloud computing in ways they don’t even realize.  Clearly, leveraging these common solutions and platforms bring significant advantage to our world.  The nonprofit sector in many ways should be at the forefront of adopting cloud services.   We lack many (but not all) of the barriers created by legislation, competition, and security that most private sector and many government sector entities find as constraints.

Aidmatrix has been a leader in cloud computing since before the term was coined.   We are ‘the cloud’ to over 40,000 agencies around the globe who access our solutions via the web to connect to the people, relief supplies and funding they need to positively impact their communities.   We’re grateful to work in partnership with groups like TechSoup and benefit from their ground-breaking research.

You can download the full report at:

-Keith Thode, Aidmatrix Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer