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Digicel a ‘strategic partner’


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Digicel a ‘strategic partner’

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Digicel Business has been named a Microsoft Strategic Services Provider.
It means Digicel Business has the platform capability to sell and deliver the full suite of Microsoft-hosted solutions on a regional level in the Caribbean and Central America. Specifically, through its data centre in Jamaica and three dedicated sub-platforms in Bermuda, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago, Digicel Business has deployed Desktop as a service across all 26 of its markets in the region.
The partnership follows last year’s launch of Digicel’s new cloud platform. Featuring the latest suite of cloud solutions, and working with the leading global cloud technology providers, Digicel Business now offers the region’s most advanced integrated cloud solutions portfolio.
Located at Digicel’s Tier III accredited data centre in Jamaica, Digicel said its cloud platform is the most secure data hosting platform in the Caribbean and Central America, meaning all data is securely managed and resides in the Caribbean jurisdiction – making it the largest in-market private cloud in the region.
With Digicel’s cloud, SMEs, government departments and large companies alike can operate their IT environments for a fraction of the cost of building their own infrastructure. By leveraging Digicel’s Cloud platform to provide core applications, data backup and business email, businesses can greatly reduce spending on technology infrastructure and IT resources, while at the same time improving their security and flexibility, the company noted.
Using solutions delivered with Digicel’s Cloud platform, customers are experiencing an average saving of 25 per cent on their current IT costs, and the move to a monthly payment model ensures there is no need to invest vital working capital on internal IT. These savings can now be directed to enhancing new products or services that can drive revenue growth or simply improve user access and satisfaction, it added. Moreover, Cloud Services deliver real productivity and flexibility gains, giving customers access to their applications and data from any location securely – at any time and from any device.
Digicel Business Solutions chief executive officer, Tom Carson, said: “With current trends predicting that 60 per cent of server workloads will be virtualised by the end of 2014, Digicel’s cloud platform is now delivering these benefits to Governments and businesses of all sizes across the Caribbean and Central America.”
Digicel recently had a roundtable on its cloud services. Held at its Warrens, St Michael offices, presentations were made by Digicel Business’ chief operating officer, Martin Carroll, head of managed services, Joe McCusker, and business development director, Austin Madden. Digicel Barbados chief executive officer Mark Linehan, and business solutions director Martin Keogh also spoke.

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