A tabanca of potential

Above: Legendary masquerader Charles Peace makes his final appearance on the Savannah stage. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1082 for February 28, 2017 The technician leaned conspiratorially across the counter at Marty Forscher’s repair store.  “Were you deployed to Afghanistan?” Um. What?  It turned out that the only other times they had taken apart cameras in […]

Ericsson announces business transformation partnership with TSTT

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has signed an Operations and Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS) transformation contract with TSTT (Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago). Under the terms of the agreement, TSTT’s complete Billing & Revenue Management systems will be transformed into a convergent environment supporting fixed and mobile services. TSTT will be able to simplify its IT […]

Garfield Sinclair is Head of Caribbean for C&W

Above: Garfield Sinclair. Photo courtesy C&W. Garfield (Garry) Sinclair was today announced as President, Caribbean for Cable & Wireless Communications (“C&W” or “The Company”).  The position has responsibility for operations in 15 territories across the region, including C&W’s Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados markets.    John Reid, CEO of C&W who was recently confirmed as top […]

The digital media dilemma

Above: Vivian Schiller, a veteran of CNN, Discovery Channel, the New York Times, NPR, NBC and Twitter speaking on the rise of digital media at a business luncheon for media hosted by the Unit Trust last week. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1067 for November 15, 2016 “You have a vibrant media landscape here in Trinidad,” […]

TSTT claims 5M searches on Yellow Pages app

Above: TSTT’s Senior Manager, Government, Security and Directories Business, Darryl Duke (left) and Rhonda Cox-Sylvester, Manager Directory Publications, showcase the enhanced functionality of the T&T Yellow Pages App and the T&T Yellow pages online. Photo courtesy TSTT. With over 86,000 downloads of the mobile app and 5.5 million searches online over the past 12 months and […]

Carnival: The greatest SME show on Earth

BitDepth#1027 for February 09, 2016 It took an absurdly long time for me to realise it, but by following the script of Carnival coverage I met all the way back in the 1980s; I was actually missing the entire point of the festival itself. It wasn’t a bad time, after all.  Mary and Noel Norton were always […]

The Internet sales pitch

Above: Sarah Carroll, CEO of GrowGlobal. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1023 for January 12, 2016 “I went home on maternity leave and when I came back in 1998, the Internet had exploded,” said Sarah Carroll, her face still showing some of the surprise of that life change. Carroll had been working on brand and marketing […]

Microsoft annouces second M4 conference

Above: Microsoft’s promotional material for the conference. Images courtesy Microsoft. On Thursday 22 October, Microsoft will host its second annual local business empowerment conference entitled M4: An Event by Microsoft – Empowering Your Enterprise and Future-Proofing Your Business at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain. The conference will bring together Microsoft partners, renowned business leaders and […]

PLIPDECO chooses Microsoft Dynamics GP

Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Corporation Limited (PLIPDECO), the owner and landlord of the Point Lisas Industrial Estate as well as the manager of the country’s second major port, selected Microsoft Dynamics GP to manage its finances, inventory and business intelligence. PLIPDECO began using Microsoft Dynamics over 20 years ago. The recent implementation of Dynamics […]

Digicel delivers telephony to Jamaica’s ‘The Business District’

The Business District is Jamaica’s first private serviced office complex. Renting fully-furnished offices – physical and virtual – as specified by its clients, these can range from overseas companies looking to set up an international branch, companies running short-term projects, businesses that are downsizing or transitioning to start-ups and home-based operations. It offers affordable packages […]

Can digital currencies open the doors to the Internet Economy for the Caribbean?

Using digital currencies to increase Caribbean participation in the Internet Economy By Shiva Bissessar B.Sc. (Hons) MBA M.Sc., Managing & Technical Director, Pinaka Technology Solutions Abstract Small Caribbean content creators who are attempting to monetize opportunities on the global stage are left with the headache of resorting to traditional payment infrastructure to actually receive payment. […]