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Ignition Bermuda Acquires Fireminds

(PRWEB) – Ignition Bermuda Ltd.  recently acquired certain assets of Fireminds, Ltd. to form Bermuda’s leading  Managed IT Services.  The combined company comprises 83 highly skilled IT staff which will operate under the Ignition brand with offices in Bermuda, Cayman, Halifax and Atlanta; serving additional markets in the Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Curacao.

With this acquisition, Ignition clients will have expanded managed hosting options with access to Fireminds’ secure virtual hosting environment which provides production and disaster recovery solutions. Fireminds’ clients benefit from Ignition’s 24 x 7 help desk services, network monitoring and managed IT support. Together the two companies can now provide managed hosting from data centers in Bermuda, Canada and the Caribbean. The combined IT skill sets delivers software development expertise  to expand Ignition’s SharePoint and Records Management practices.

Michael W. Branco, President of Fireminds, and now Ignition’s new Senior Vice President, stated that, “Fireminds was growing rapidly. We recognized that  we needed to expand our capabilities in managed IT in order to  support our hosting environment, and to deliver 24 x 7 operations. The Ignition team was a perfect fit as they are a recognized  leader in 24 x 7  managed IT support, and provide excellent customer service throughout the offshore jurisdictions.”

Graham Pearson, CEO of Ignition added, “Ignition is pleased to be able to serve Fireminds clients with our team of IT consultants based in Bermuda, Canada, Atlanta and Cayman. The acquisition was strategic for  Ignition, because we can now provide more robust and expanded business continuity and disaster recovery services; including managed hosting capabilities and cloud computing platforms owned and managed by the Ignition group of companies. In addition, Michael W. Branco, a rising star in the Bermuda business community, is an excellent addition to our senior management team. Michael has a great combination of technological skills and business acumen. He will be a key figure in our continued growth.”

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Kirk Laughlin

Kirk Laughlin is an award-winning editor and subject expert in information technology and offshore BPO/ contact center strategies.

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