SOURCE: Mi-Co

March 28, 2006 17:09 ET

Mi-Co User Days Continues Support of Communities In Schools of Wake County

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 28, 2006 -- For the fourth year in a row, Mi-Co, the mobile data capture company, will raise funds for Communities In Schools of Wake County as part of the Mi-Co User Days' activities. The Mi-Forms user day event is being held on April 25 and 26 at the Radisson Governor's Inn, Research Triangle Park, NC.

"We are extremely pleased to continue our support of the worthwhile efforts of Communities In Schools of Wake County. The tutoring and mentoring programs implemented by CIS of Wake County have a major impact on kids staying in school and achieving, not only in school, but in life," said Jim Clary, CEO of Mi-Co.

Of the funds received from sponsors and attendees of the Mi-Forms user group conference, ten percent is presented to a non-profit, community organization each year. This is the fourth year that CIS of Wake County has been selected by the Mi-Co User Days Executive Committee.

"Corporate support like this gift from Mi-Co show the true commitment of businesses to the education and wellbeing of children in Wake County," stated Executive Director Susan B. Hansell. "All students face challenges, but students living in urban poverty often face academic, family, and behavioral challenges of greater proportion and with greater frequency. Schools alone cannot solve the complex and diverse problems faced by today's youth that lead them to academic failure and the every-increasing risk of dropping out of school. But with corporate and community support, we can begin to solve some problems one child at a time."

"As part of our User Day, we want to support an organization that has a real impact on our community and has a commitment to put their volunteers and their funds to work helping people," said Barrett Joyner, VP of Marketing and Sales Strategy at Mi-Co. "CIS of Wake County has a great track record, with 82 cents of every dollar raised going to programs and services for the children of Wake County. In fact, the return on investment is phenomenal with a cost of $1000 per year per student to keep them in a learning center when compared to $65000 if they get caught up in the juvenile justice system."

About Mi-Co User Days

Mi-Co User Days is the premier event highlighting mobile information solutions, mobile data capture technology and digital ink applications using the Mi-Forms System. The two day event is designed for users, Mi-Co partners and interested organizations to discover the latest developments in mobile information technology, to explore new ways of using Mi-Forms and to network with mobile data capture and digital ink industry leaders. The conference is organized by the Mi-Co User Day Executive Committee which is comprised of selected Mi-Forms users, partners and staff. The fourth annual user days will be held on April 25 and 26 in Research Triangle Park, NC. For more information, see http://www.mi-corporation.com/page.php?pageid=95.

About Mi-Co

Mi-Co, the mobile information and data capture company, provides digital writing software that enables an efficient and effective process for capturing and communicating handwritten data. Mi-Co's enterprise Mi-Forms Software System enables flexible e-forms design for data capture using digital ink. In addition, Mi-Forms Software has proven capabilities for handwriting interpretation, touch-screen input, verification, data validation and communication of forms-based data for enterprise users. Mi-Forms supports Tablet PCs, UMPCs, Digital Pens, Pocket PCs and signature capture devices. The company is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and has a Washington customer service center. For more information on Mi-Co, visit www.mi-corporation.com.

About Communities in Schools of Wake County

Communities In Schools of Wake County believes that every student from Wake County has the right to the opportunity to learn, to connect with a caring adult, to graduate, and to give back to their community. Our Core Strategy is a focus on education of students at risk due to living in poverty.

Communities In Schools of Wake County connects students with adult volunteers and other community resources and educational opportunities to help them succeed. CIS Wake County is one of 34 Communities In Schools programs in North Carolina and is part of a national network of programs across the country. In fact, the Wake County program has been recognized as a signature local program by Communities in Schools of North Carolina.

Visit www.ciswake.org for more information.

Contact Information

  • Press Contact:
    Barrett R. Joyner
    Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing
    Mi-Co
    2 Davis Drive, PO Box 12076
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
    Phone: 919 485-4819 x 1618
    Mobile: 919 949-8549
    Fax: 919 485-0621
    Email: Email Contact
    Web: www.mi-corporation.com