50 organisations to benefit from technology initiative

10:49 pm on 14 February 2013

The Ministry of Social Development and Microsoft have announced multimillion-dollar joint project to strengthen the technology capability of companies affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.

The 50 not-for-profit organisations will be assessed for their current technology capacity then given software to help improve their operational systems.

Microsoft New Zealand managing director Paul Muckleston says to aim is to make organisations more resilient to disruptions through technology.

Mr Muckleston says the company has made 1600 software donations in the past four years worth $30 million.

Organisations to receive support include the Family Help Trust, Christchurch Budgeting Services and the Battered Women's Help Trust.