Fireminds has won the 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award for Bermuda for the fourth consecutive year.
The IT consulting firm was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
Michael Branco, CEO of Fireminds, said the award was an honour. “To receive this award for the fourth consecutive year is a demonstration of our commitment to our Microsoft partnership and our clients in Bermuda utilising Microsoft solutions,” Mr Branco said.
“Our solutions in Microsoft range from Office 365, to Hybrid cloud solutions in our SOC 2 / ISO27001 certified data centres, to sophisticated cloud workloads in Azure cloud and through to our Microsoft software development practice.
“We see a number of clients adopting Microsoft Cloud solutions like Office 365 and Azure, with those utilising Fireminds as their in-country partner having the best experience.”
Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,600 entrants from 115 countries worldwide. Fireminds was recognised for providing outstanding solutions and services, as well as representing excellent subsidiary engagement in Bermuda.
Fireminds has boosted its Bermudian-based sales and IT consulting team with six appointments.
Four of the new recruits are Bermudian, while the other two are island residents.
Joining the sales team are Kitwana Williams, sales co-ordinator, Naomi Staines, senior sales and account manager, and Conor McGowan, head of sales. While Steve Hilton and Tim Steinhoff, both formerly with ACT, have joined the IT consulting team, as has George Masters, formerly with MS Frontier, who takes up the role of senior technology consultant.
Michael Branco, chief executive officer of Fireminds, said: “As we continue to grow internationally, with offices in Halifax and Miami, we are committed to growing our Bermuda business.
Logic Communications and Fireminds recently announced the launch of the Fireminds Data Center in Cayman, bringing Fireminds co-location, cloud services, software-as-a-service solutions and managed services to the Logic Business Solutions portfolio in Cayman. Also, customers with operations in Bermuda and Cayman can now leverage the Fireminds data centers based in Bermuda and Cayman working with Logic and OneComm, allowing for unified cloud and network services.
In 2017, Fireminds became part of the Atlantic Telecom Network Inc. (ATNI) family of companies of which Logic and OneComm are also members. This facilitated a natural partnership in the form of Fireminds offering its cloud, co-location and IT services to Logic and their customers. Fireminds CEO, Michael Branco remarked, “We have worked closely with Logic through our operations in Bermuda. As we continue to expand throughout the Caribbean, we are growing our partnership network. Our familiarity with Logic and their dedication to serving their clients makes them a fantastic addition to our network and we look forward to continuing to work together in both Cayman and Bermuda.”
Fireminds has launched a cloud data centre in the Cayman Islands that will provide solutions and managed services for Logic Communications’ Logic Business Solutions portfolio in Cayman. In addition, Fireminds said customers with operations in Bermuda and Cayman can now leverage its data centres in Bermuda and Cayman, working with Logic and OneComm, “allowing for unified cloud and network services”. Fireminds also has a back-up data centre in Halifax, Canada.
The company is part of Atlantic Telecom Network Inc, which has Logic and OneComm as members. Fireminds said this “facilitated a natural partnership in the form of Fireminds offering its cloud, co-location and IT services to Logic and their customers”. Michael Branco, chief executive officer of Fireminds, said: “We have worked closely with Logic through our operations in Bermuda. As we continue to expand throughout the Caribbean, we are growing our partnership network. “Our familiarity with Logic and their dedication to serving their clients makes them a fantastic addition to our network and we look forward to continuing to work together in both Cayman and Bermuda. Fireminds said the data centre in Cayman brings Fireminds co-location, cloud services, software-as-a-service solutions and managed services to the Logic Business Solutions portfolio in Cayman.
Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt held a press conference this afternoon [Oct 26] where he announced the ‘Bermuda First’ advisory group, which has an aim to “develop a long term economic and social plan for Bermuda.”
The Premier said the group will be chaired by former HSBC Bermuda CEO Phil Butterfield, and members will include Sir John Swan, John Wight, Gil Tucker, Dr. Duranda Green, Chris Furbert, Darren Johnston, Patrick Tannock, Gita Blakeney Saltus, Michael Collins, Andy Burrows, Wendy McLeod, Scott Pearman, and Michael Branco.
Bermuda ticketing company Premier Tickets Limited has evolved into a new company, known as Premier now delivering a full suite of digital solutions to the Bermuda marketplace and internationally.
Premier continues to be part of the Fireminds Group of Companies, leveraging all of Fireminds enterprise technology skills in software development and cloud solutions.
E-mail issues left Jennifer Fahnbulleh wanting to tear her hair out last summer.
Deaf, she couldn’t call the company hotline, and her e-mails went ignored.
“I think employees see the e-mails and think what is this, and just ignore them,” said Mrs Fahnbulleh.
Fed up, she called the Regulatory Authority Bermuda, the organisation that oversees the telecommunications sector in Bermuda.
Bermuda was targeted by a computer ransomware virus creating havoc around the world, an IT expert said yesterday.
Ronnie Viera, chief operating officer at online payment company First Atlantic Commerce, said: “We can see that Bermuda was targeted.