Citrix and “Power IT Down Day” Partners to Donate to the Wounded Warrior Project
Technology Leaders behind Annual Government-focused Energy Challenge Announce Donation to Veteran Organization as Reminder to Put Energy Savings to Good Use
BETHESDA, Md. - Citrix Systems, Inc. announced today that the “Power IT Down Day” alliance of Citrix, Microsoft, Intel and HP will underscore their commitment to the August 27 energy awareness event by making a financial donation of at least $20,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project. This donation serves as a tangible reminder of the money that could be saved – and put to good use – when government and industry “power down” their IT equipment.
“We are honored to be selected for this year’s Power IT Down Day,” said the Wounded Warrior Project Executive Director, Steve Nardizzi. “Citrix and its industry partners have created an excellent tool to raise awareness about green IT and responsible energy consumption while helping the Wounded Warrior Project in our mission to honor and empower wounded warriors.”
The second annual Power IT Down Day, scheduled for August 27 of this year, encourages individuals in government and industry to be responsible energy consumers by turning off computers, monitors, printers and electronic devices at the end of the business day. On the first Power IT Down Day, over 2,800 government and industry employees pledged their participation and conserved more than 37,000 kilowatt-hours.
“We believe in the importance of the individual’s impact on energy conservation and the resulting cost savings,” said Tom Simmons, Citrix area vice president for Government Systems. “We also believe in the good work being done by the Wounded Warrior Project to assist our country’s severely injured service men and women – an important effort which also began with the inspired actions of a few individuals. We’re proud to leverage Power IT Down Day to help support this amazing organization.”
The Wounded Warrior Project provides support for the nation’s severely wounded military personnel, helping them on the road to healing, both physically and mentally. Unique, direct programs and services help to meet the needs of these service members, and the organization works tirelessly to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid to address the needs of our severely injured troops.
Additional information about Power IT Down Day and green IT can be found at www.hp.com/go/poweritdown, where individuals can sign up to “power down” their IT equipment to save energy and cut costs. To learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project or to make a donation, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
About Citrix Systems, Inc.
Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) is a leading provider of virtualization, networking and software-as-a-service (SaaS) technologies for more than 230,000 organizations worldwide. Its Citrix Delivery Center, Citrix Cloud Center (C3) and Citrix Online Services product families radically simplify computing for millions of users, delivering applications as an on-demand service to any user, in any location on any device. Citrix customers include the world’s largest Internet companies, 99 percent of Fortune Global 500 enterprises, and hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers worldwide. Citrix partners with over 10,000 companies worldwide in more than 100 countries. Founded in 1989, annual revenue in 2008 was $1.6 billion.
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About the Wounded Warrior Project:
Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP serves to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. For more information, please call 877 TEAM WWP (832-6997) or visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
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