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Columbus Business Solutions launched

Published:Monday | March 28, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Brendan Paddick, chief executive officer of Columbus Communications (parent company of Flow), unveiled to members of corporate Jamaica and the public sector the latest business solutions in the form of Columbus Business Solutions.

The event, held at the Wyndham Kingston hotel, on Wednesday, March 17, saw the nation's business core getting a preview of business solutions set to revolutionise efficiency and economies of scale in Jamaican business operations.

Michele English, president of Flow, discussed the potential impact of the revolutionary advancements of Flow's Columbus Business Solutions. She outlined benefits such as reduced cost of business travel and international call costs to be derived from supported video conferencing.

English noted, "Columbus Business Solutions will affect all aspects of business and social life in Jamaica. The new data capacities offered to large and small entities in Jamaica, will help to enable increased productivity as a nation. Columbus offers even greater connectivity, and opens the door for advance solutions such as telemedicine to reach rural areas."

The ballroom was transformed into a cyber showcase of the latest world-class services and information communication technology solutions, including the latest innovations in IP surveillance and unified communications. Recent developments in video conferencing has greatly reduced cost of installation and improved quality of picture; hi-tech PBX solutions that offer the capability of multiple communication, supported by direct Internet connections for greater security and connectivity.

Niall Sheely, vice-president of the newly formed Columbus Business Solutions, introduced the suite of business applications, including remote Web surveillance, supported by an extensive network which spans the Caribbean and Latin America.