Continent 8 Technologies is sponsoring the award for Public Sector Achievement at this year’s Isle of Man Newspapers’ Awards for Excellence.
‘Continent 8 Technologies is delighted to sponsor the Public Sector Achievement category at this year’s Awards for Excellence,’ said chief executive officer Michael Tobin.
‘We understand what a challenging time it is for Isle of Man Government and this is an opportunity to recognise what a fantastic job government employees are doing and enables us to highlight the significant and positive contribution they make to this great island.’
Incorporated in the Isle of Man in 2006, Continent 8 is a truly global operation with data centre locations in Montreal, London, Paris, Dublin, Malta, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Singapore and here in the island.
Continent 8 has been providing complex, reliable and innovative connectivity and hosting services to customers in highly-regulated markets for the past 15 years.
The company has developed in-house expertise servicing some of the world’s largest online businesses across a number of business verticals and are keen to share knowledge and experiences with the island business community, as its strength is its Isle of Man presence.
Continent 8 is currently undertaking a major expansion on the island, both in terms of physical infrastructure and an increase in staffing numbers, in response to customer demand.
‘We are increasing our focus here on the island with investment in number of new staff members in key areas including account management, product development and network engineers which will broaden our local skills base,’ said Michael.
‘This will enable us to offer our full range of products and services to the island’s business community from our Douglas data centre. Becoming a sponsor for the Awards for Excellence is another way of showing our commitment and support for the Isle of Man as a jurisdiction. We recognise and value the unique proposition the Isle of Man offers to global companies such as Continent 8, and appreciate that the Isle of Man Government is key to this.’
Continent 8 is a major award-winner in its own right, with a background as a service provider in the e-gaming sector, one of the most demanding in terms of quality and resilience.
The company has won Data Centre of the Year for the last four years in a row at the e-Gaming Review B2B (business to business) Awards.
Operating a privately owned and managed data network connecting all of the company’s data centres, Continent 8 is able to provide customers with end to end service level from one single provider, complemented by a range of value added services.
‘We understand that our customers expect excellence from us and we want to support and encourage other organisations on the island that also go the extra mile to achieve excellence,’ said Michael.
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Last year’s Isle of Man Newspapers’ Awards for Excellence saw a record number of entries from the public sector, both in the Public Sector Achievement category and other categories.
Chief Minister Allan Bell says: ‘Last year, I was especially pleased to see that so many public sector employees entered – and won – awards.
‘The people of the Isle of Man rightly expect the highest standards from public sector employees and whilst they would normally demonstrate this through their interaction with the public and the services they provide, the Awards also give a chance to showcase achievements that the public might not otherwise have been aware of.’
There were successes for the Department of Economic Development in the Marketing and PR Effectiveness category and the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry won the award for Customer Service. The award for Public Sector Achievement was won by the Isle of Man Youth Justice Team.
The team, led by the police, brought together professionals from four government departments and won the award for its work in helping to prevent offending and re-offending by children and young people.
Entry forms for this year’s Awards for Excellence can be downloaded from the Isle of Man Newspapers’ website at www.iomtoday.co.im/afe