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Manchester charity selects Melbourne as new tech partner

Manchester Pride, the UK’s leading Pride event, has chosen Melbourne, the Manchester-based provider of complex cloud and managed hosting solutions, as its new technology partner.

Melbourne will help the charity overhaul its digital presence by providing more reliable hosting for a new CRM system which will enable it to communicate better with the thousands of supporters who help it campaign on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues.

Mark Fletcher, Chief Executive of Manchester Pride, said: “We’ve grown as a charity over the past few years and are now at the stage where we need to streamline our systems as an organisation. Part of this means looking closely at how we manage our IT. We currently have a number of different and cumbersome systems in place for back up and data management. We will be working with the experts at Melbourne to improve that and bring it all together.”

Matt Gardiner, Sales & Services Director for Melbourne, said: “We’re delighted that Manchester Pride has selected Melbourne as its hosting provider. For charities organising big events which have growing databases and huge traffic spikes around the time of those events, it’s vital that the IT infrastructure can support this. The solution we have provided meets the charity’s increasing demands and can be scaled up to support future growth.”

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