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Fireminds CEO, Michael Branco delivered an address on Digital Transformation to the CANTO AGM attendees in Guyana, which included several Government Ministers from CARICOM governments, executives for a number of the region’s leading telecom companies and distinguished guests.
The theme of the Caribbean Association of Network & Telecom Operators was “Transforming the Caribbean to a Digital Region”.
Mr. Branco spoke about what digital transformation through “leveraging modern infrastructure to enable economies and communities alike” and how Fireminds operates at the intersection of software development and cloud, where digital transformation occurs.
A Bermudian-based firm is preparing to launch an underwriting, pricing and portfolio management web application designed to help reinsurance and ILS businesses “speed up the pricing of even the most complex deals”.
Treefrog Consulting has joined with Foundation Platform Technologies to produce and market the new software platform which will be available to early adopters next month.
Two additional Foundation Platform advisory positions have been created for those wishing to beta trial the software for free.
Teachers Rugby Football Club have ‘scored’ a new kit sponsor for the 2018/2019 season.
The rugby club, has found their latest kit supporter in IT Technology Company Fireminds. The partnership has allowed for the club to purchase new kit for both the men and women’s teams bearing the company name.
TRFC Club President Brian Desmond commented, “We cannot thank Fireminds enough for their valued support as we prepare for another exciting rugby season.
GTT is pleased to announce their partnership with Fireminds, regional provider for cloud services.
Through this partnership the Guyana Data Centre will now be available. The Data Centre will serve to offer GTT clients cloud services which will include Managed IT, Disaster Recovery, Managed Security, Co-Location Services, Managed Wi-Fi and Virtual Desktops. GTT’s CEO, Justin Nedd added, “We are elated to bring Fireminds on as an industry partner. The Guyana Data Centre allows us to offer products which were previously unavailable. We look forward to bringing the cloud to our customers and working alongside Fireminds to provide local businesses with viable technological options.”
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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.