November 3, 2021
Oxford Computer Consultants (OCC) is a lively, growing software company based in the centre of Oxford. They are passionate about developing software that makes a useful contribution to society.
OCC is committed to social action, and has developed and voluntarily funded the AMI project, an online service which makes it easy for volunteers to find people in their community who need a little help and support.
The company is also very keen to ensure that any old computer equipment is re-used wherever possible, either by holding internal auctions and donating the proceeds to charity, or by donating used laptops to local charitable causes.
This led them to donate five unwanted Surface Pro laptops to the Getting Oxfordshire Online initiative, which will refurbish them at its hub at Aspire in Oxford, and pass them to school children on their waiting list.
The donation process was simple, and the devices have now been securely ‘triple wiped’ to high security standards to remove all data from them, providing reassurance to companies like OCC that are concerned with data security. Through the hub, the devices will now be provided to people who have been referred by organisations, in particular one of the 25 participating local schools, from which the project already has a waiting list of over 100.
Lois Muddiman of Oxford Computer Consultants had this to say:
“When Aspire asked us if we had any unwanted computers we could donate, we were very happy to help. Getting Oxfordshire Online is a fantastic project which is helping to tackle the issue of digital exclusion and we are delighted to be able to support it in this way.”