The sky is the limit with ‘New Cloud Technology’
Thursday, May 10 2012
Port-of-Spain, Monday May 7, 2012: ITs popularity is growing by leaps and bounds, this state of the art technology geared towards the specific needs of business owners and managers.
It’s called “Cloud Technology” and Columbus Business Solutions (CBS) has taken the lead once again and introduced its “Cloud Portfolio” to the business sector in Trinidad and Tobago (TT). Those who attended the recent launch of the CBS “Cloud Portfolio” at the Hyatt Regency in Port-of-Spain embraced the technology offered as an important tool to enable their success.
So what exactly is Cloud technology? Simply put, it allows the access of information that does not require a user to be in a specific place. Companies are not required to own their own servers and can use capacity leased from third parties. It is technology that makes it easier for the business customer to focus on the larger tasks at hand.
THE CBS CLOUD
Imagine being in TT and your business partners are in Hong Kong and a potential investor is in New York. As part of the Cloud Portfolio, Columbus Cloud Video Conferencing would facilitate a conference or training session to be held between any country. Simply put, CBS enables world class connectivity.
Security and confidentiality is vital to any business. Columbus Cloud Secure will ensure that your business has a high level of information security, intrusion prevention, threat analysis, deep packet inspection and penetration resistance.
Columbus Cloud voice gives the business owner the convenience and comfort of flexible call handling, teleconferencing, voicemail and much more.
An overview of CBS
In 2011, CBS began providing Dedicated Internet Access, Metro Ethernet, International Private Line Connectivity, MPLS, Data Centre services, Business Voice as well as specifically designed Broadband, Video and Voice for Small, Medium and Enterprise customers (SME).
This year, CBS has stepped it up to provide a portfolio of products that comprises of Cloud SECURE, Cloud VOICE and Cloud VIDEO CONFERENCE services – crucial elements that relate to cyber protection, Virtual PBX and video conferencing. Such capability is being done through Columbus’ data centre, the E-Commerce Park in Curacao. It delivers server replication, virtualisation and data archiving.
And to top it off, it has managed IT solutions to all of Columbus Communications’ countries linked by the 28,000 kilometres of cable deployed along the Caribbean Sea.
Who you partner with is key
“The tremendous growth of the CBS brand can be attributed in part to the leveraging of our world class team of IT solutions experts, working with “best in class” partners and the deployment of the most technologically advanced network in the region to provide a comprehensive range of business class ICT solutions to all our customers,” said Brian Collins, Managing Director of Columbus Communications Trin-idad Limited at the Cloud Portfolio launch.
These partners, to whom Mr Collins refers, are Check Point Software Technologies Ltd, GlowPoint and Metaswitch Networks — all leading companies in their respective fields. President and Chief Operating Officer of Columbus Communications Inc, John Reid expressed that the support given by the Cloud Portfolio is a transformation of how one does business.