High speed internet connection and cloud capability make high-quality employment and FDI possible in regional locations; a case study with Gerard Grant, VP Technology, Innovation and Support Services at Pramerica Systems Ireland.
Gerard Grant, VP Technology, Innovation and Support Services at Pramerica Systems Ireland, located in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, discusses the importance of high speed internet connection to the business. High speed internet connection allows American foreign direct investment firm Pramerica create over 1,500 high-quality jobs in their region and utilise network and cloud capabilities to drive innovation. Pramerica Systems Ireland is the technology and shared services division of Prudential Financial, which operates in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America, providing products and services including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management.
Internet access is at the heart of how they do business. As Gerard explained, years ago manufacturing in the region involved shipping in raw materials and shipping out finished products; now thanks to internet service providers, and partners like eir business, the connectivity allows over 300 staff to work from home with high speed internet. The user experience and the customer experience is seamless whether the Pramerica staff are in their impressive new campus building in Letterkenny town or working from home – high speed internet connection, cloud capabilities and security allow mobility of workers and job creation in the region.
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