SYDNEY – 8 April 2013
Web technology startup EmpireOne Group announced today the launch of its non-profit structure, for the first time allowing NGO‘s and other charity organisations to access enterprise grade ICT Strategy as well as web and mobile application, and also managed development services at an extremely competitive price.
Making technologies available
This comes to celebrate the Company’s second year anniversary and is aimed at reinforcing its position as a socially conscious business. Under this new structure, all accredited non-profits will benefit a hefty discount, while all other social-profit businesses will become part of the end-of-year steering committee to decide on the allocation of company profits.
With more than 600,000 charities operating in Australia, EmpireOne hopes to lead the way into a new era of technology services with a collaborative “roundtable” approach. Australian charities are facing increasingly high technology costs and often don’t have the internal capabilities to leverage one of today’s most powerful tool, the Internet.
For months now, EmpireOne has been looking at ways of making Internet technologies more accessible and within reach of every organisation, regardless of the size of their wallet. The group has recently decided that a key component of this is to sacrifice the traditionally large profits most technology businesses generate.
Majority of ICT companies today are under the pump to always deliver more, and more rapidly and seem to forget that technologies are the key driver for charities and other NGOs which tend to be less financially capable.
Over the last years, EmpireOne has developed a unique set of skills and capabilities which can make a difference to a number of small-to-medium organisations. Technologies are daunting to the less-technical of us and this sends out the clear message that our team is dedicated to the greater good, promoting the efficient use of the digital space.
Sebastien Tremblay, Managing Director
With modern web and mobile technologies facilitating the capture and exchange of information inside and outside of all organisations, EmpireOne makes available years of corporate experience and enterprise-ready tools and technologies to all businesses, regardless of whether they can afford the “market-rates”.
With this restructure, EmpireOne has begun organising bimonthly workshops for non-profit organisations to discuss the technology challenges they face and best practices experts to guide these organisations into a hopefully brighter and more technology-savvy future.
Managing Director Sebastien Tremblay says this is the first of many steps to position the company into a socially-profitable business, hoping to create a new business model for many others to follow.
Things to know about EmpireOne Group
EmpireOne specialises in web and mobile technologies as well as ICT assessments, strategy and planning for small-to-medium businesses. The company culture is based around their "no nonsense" promise, which guarantees an honest, transparent and open conversation with each team members. Their focus is on technologies for human beings, an attempt at making the IT world of today easily understandable and reachable to all.
The startup began in late-2010 and its team includes a number of former employees of Fairfax Media, Merck Sharp & Dohme, IBM, AON and the Canadian CSE and CGI Group. Staff profiles and blogs available via the EmpireOne team page.