Jennifer Bridgeman_

Marketing Director - My role at Present involves overseeing all the marketing; from establishing strategies to meet the company’s objectives and developing marketing plans to content creation and event management. It’s never a dull day around here! I believe in the innovative power of social media and hope to guide Present in leveraging social media to provide our clients with more value than anyone else. I’ve been at Present since 2005 and truly enjoy coming to work every day. I have a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University (John Molson School of Business) and my roles before joining the Present team were in sales and marketing. When I’m not being a marketer, I’m being a mom to 2 active girls. I love travelling and have played rugby for almost two decades and although I’m now officially retired, I’m still very active in the rugby community.
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Present Featured in Top 10 as Most Innovative Infrastructure Partner

Posted by Jennifer Bridgeman_ on Jul 25, 2018 1:07:36 PM

Recently, Present was featured on the cover of Insights Success as one of the top 10 Most Innovative IT Infrastructure Solution Providers for 2018.

We want to share the content of this article with our readers as it lays out our view of IT in today's business, and how the steady backbone of IT infrastructure will support a company's ever growing needs in the increasingly disruptive world. As well we share our corporate vision and ethos, that we believe sets us apart.

So here are the main excerpts, you can view the complete article here.

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Topics: CIO/IT leaders, IT infrastructure, Trends

A look back at Present’s top blog posts from 2017

Posted by Jennifer Bridgeman_ on Jan 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Happy 2018! As we look ahead to a bright future, we wanted to take a moment to look back at the ideas we’ve shared and the topics we’ve covered this past year.

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7 IT statistics that will blow your mind!

Posted by Jennifer Bridgeman_ on Nov 30, 2017 7:45:00 AM

We’re always coming across lots of statistics in our research and so our marketing department decided to put together a list of seven IT statistics that we found
interesting, even shocking!

We then asked our in-house experts if they could comment on each statistic; to put some context around the figures and hopefully provide some further insight into these astounding facts.

Take a gander!

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What’s new at Present? Three exciting announcements to share!

Posted by Jennifer Bridgeman_ on May 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The main reason for our blog is to share insightful news and views on technology with our clients.  But occasionally, we permit ourselves to toot our own horn.  So, we’d like to take this opportunity to share with our readers 3 updates we’re proud to have accomplished.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, Storage, Disaster recovery (DR)

Video: Transactions are 8x faster using SAP HANA on POWER8.

Posted by Jennifer Bridgeman_ on Jan 17, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Several months after South Shore Furniture implemented SAP HANA on POWER8 – a Canadian first realised in conjunction with Present – the results are impressive. The most significant indicator of the success of the new infrastructure is the accelerated transaction speed, which is now 8 times faster.

Knowing the company’s systems receive and process orders 24/7/365 and deliver to its clients within 24 hours, it is a considerable improvement.

In the video below, Claude Bernier, VP of IT for the company, explains what motivated the use of a POWER8 infrastructure instead of Intel to deploy SAP HANA. 

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Topics: IBM, High availability, Big Data, IT infrastructure, IT Innovation, SAP Hana

5 priorities for Canadian IT executives in 2017

Posted by Jennifer Bridgeman_ on Jan 12, 2017 10:10:00 AM

In 2017, companies will largely continue to invest in information technologies following a trend begun in 2012.

According to the CIO Tech Poll study, investments focus on two specific fields: analytics and security. CIO Adam Dennison said “Organizations continue to explore ways to conduct business smarter and protect assets and processes”.

 

In this context, we have identified 5 priorities for Canadian IT executives to position their projects in 2017 and to profit from IT.

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Topics: Trends, CIO/IT leaders, IT infrastructure, Digital transformation, IT security, Cloud

Transactions are 8x faster using SAP HANA on POWER8. (Video)

Posted by Jennifer Bridgeman_ on Dec 28, 2016 1:01:00 PM

Several months after South Shore Furniture implemented SAP HANA on POWER8 – a Canadian first realised in conjunction with Present – the results are impressive. The most significant indicator of the success of the new infrastructure is the accelerated transaction speed, which is now 8 times faster.

Knowing the company’s systems receive and process orders 24/7/365 and deliver to its clients within 24 hours, it is a considerable improvement.

In the video below, Michel Bernier, VP of IT for the company, explains what motivated the use of a POWER8 infrastructure instead of Intel to deploy SAP HANA. 

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Topics: IBM, High availability, Big Data, IT infrastructure, IT Innovation, SAP Hana

What IT experts are saying about your 2016 New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by Jennifer Bridgeman_ on Jan 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The history of New Year’s resolutions goes back to Babylonians times, where promises were made to the gods at the start of each year in hopes they’d earn good favor in the coming year.   Nowadays, January often brings about personal reflection and resolutions revolving around getting in shape, eating healthier, spending less or been less stressed.

Organisations also use this time to reflect on what went right and what needs improvement. Therefore as we shake off the holiday fog and kick off a new year full of potential, I decided to collaborate with our key partners and internal experts to discuss what IT strategies they think Canadian enterprises should focus on in 2016. Basically I asked them to answer the following question:

What should be enterprises’ #1 New Year's Resolution for IT in 2016?

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Topics: Trends, Digital transformation

Happy New Year : our Top 10 of 2015!

Posted by Jennifer Bridgeman_ on Dec 30, 2015 9:00:00 AM

As a new year approaches, Present would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients and business partners for their contribution to our success in 2015.

Throughout the year, we’ve strived to put out original content that our readers will find valuable and help solve some of the challenges you are facing. We’ve posted almost 70 articles on a diverse array of topics pertinent to business leaders around technology.

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Topics: Trends

Awaken the force in your datacenter!

Posted by Jennifer Bridgeman_ on Dec 9, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Present is thrilled to be hosting a unique event with Nutanix and Brocade on December 17th.  Have the opportunity to view a private premiere screening of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.

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Topics: Events

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The right use of technology addresses business challenges and drives business growth in all areas of an enterprise.  We hope this blog will offer insight into developing strategies and tactics to enable you to identify those key drivers of growth and keep pace with and anticipate the rapid technology change of today.

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