Cable & Wireless outranks global competitors


CABLE & Wireless Business Solutions was recently placed above international counterparts engaged in the business of technology.

According to the Gartner Magic Quadrant report, published in the second quarter of 2015, C & W Business Solutions — a subsidiary of the merged operations of Columbus Communications and Cable & Wireless Communications — outranked companies such as IBM, Amazon, AT&T, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Verizon and Hewlett Packard for providing disaster recovery as a service (DRAAS).

“It is the first time that a relatively new regional provider has beat out major global providers such as Verizon and Seagate on service quality and timeliness. C& W has also had the highest reference customer satisfaction rating on the magic quadrant report,” a release noted.

Cable & Wireless Business Solutions launched a suite of its cloud-based technological solutions in August.

At the launch Vice President of Business Development, Andrew Fazio, explained that servers which provide the solutions and software to businesses in Jamaica are housed in Curacao, which is located outside of the hurricane belt and far from earthquake-causing fault lines, and connectivity is provided through 44,000 miles of under-sea fibre cable.

The service therefore enables back-up and replication of data as well as built-in security, so that there is almost no interruption in the event of a disaster. It is also monitored 24/365 by a network operating centre, also based in Curacao.

In response to the recognition, Donovan White, vice-president, C&W Columbus Business Solutions, said: “We are pleased to have this solution available for Jamaican businesses. Our number one ranking on the Magic Quadrant Report is a powerful boost and reflects the quality solutions we make available to business clients.”