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Sri Lanka, the island country located off the east coast of southern tip of India that was formerly known by its British name, Ceylon, is today considered one of the fastest growing economic powers in the world. Its strategic location, deep harbors, and lush tropical landscapes have always been a boon to the people living in Sri Lanka, but today, economic development has taken a more diversified and modern tack. The country has seen many of its core industries expand at an enormous rate over recent years, including its tourism, textile, and IT service industries.
Colombo, Sri Lanka’s largest city and economic center, was named one of the top 20 emerging cities by Global Services Magazine in the IT sector. This city with a metropolitan area of 5.6 million residents has been Sri Lanka’s ICT Services exports revenues reached approximately $720 Million in receipts in 2013, growing from $213 million in 2007. The reasons that Colombo has become such a hotbed of ICT activity are many, but include its high quality of technological and civil infrastructure, its growing crop of young tech talent, and its high levels of human development, especially in and around Colombo.
In an emerging economy with increasing business activity and competition in all sectors, especially in one with a growing tourism business, companies are in a constant need of high quality websites to successfully, attract new customers, target the right customers, and compete in an increasingly crowded marketplace. Choosing the right web developer, designer, SEO specialist, hosting service, and content creators is one of the most important steps in the process, but luckily for companies in Sri Lanka and around the world, one homegrown company, Vertec International (Pvt) Ltd has combined all of these services under one roof.
Based Wadduwa, a town just 30km south of central Colombo along Sri Lanka’s lush west coast, Vertec International has created a world-class suite of products and services that combine cutting-edge technological prowess with a keen ability to create compelling, beautiful, and highly functional websites. With a talented and dedicated staff, a long list of satisfied clients and an impressive portfolio of work, and a brilliant combination of related services that saves time, money, and frustration, Vertec International has established a winning business model that scales to any size client or project. It services include web development and design, web hosting and domain acquisitions, website promotion and search engine optimization (SEO), graphic design, photography and video content creation, and e-book formatting. This means that clients can have their websites created, filled with content, and hosted all at once. © 2016 J. Zam / R. Men
When it comes to web hosting, that all too common buzzword, scalability, is incredibly important. This means that your web host can grow alongside your business, your bandwidth needs, and your functionality needs. Vertec specializes in developing sites using robust and constantly-updated open-source technologies, allowing for instantaneous upgrades, scale increases, and new functionality, including adding online stores, ordering, reservations, etc,. Its servers are also easily scaled, allowing websites to grow alongside the businesses they represent.
Another service that the company provides, which relies on many related skills to its development services, includes the provision and installation of CCTV (closed-circuit television) security camera systems using the latest, digital systems. These new systems allow more robust and much faster recall of footage, nearly unlimited storage capacities with advanced file compression, higher quality footage, and better coverage for a fraction of the cost of the old tape-based systems. Whatever activities the company engages in, whatever services it provides, it does so under the highest standards of quality management and control, fulfilling customer requirements and exceeding expectations.
Vertec International’s quality comes primarily from the skill, knowledge, and experience of its staff. Its staff of developers and designers are all highly trained, chosen specifically for their talent, skills, and passion for the work. But even the most skilled craftsmen relies on his tool for his work, so Vertec is constantly keeping apprised of the latest advancements in the industry, utilizing the latest development tools and QA testing protocols. It also keeps a constant eye on the excellence of its work, performing continuous evaluations and assessments and every stage of development and even throughout the hosting and maintenance period. Its key measures for Quality include usability and user experience, performance, reliability, and security. The company also engages with its local community by donating IT-related equipment to underprivileged students at remote government schools, developing software and websites for schools and other public entities, and providing CCTV solutions to the public sector as well.
For its finely curated suite of services and comprehensive web solutions, for its focus on the Quality of its staff, for its dedication to Quality Assurance and continuous improvement, and for its engagement with the local community, Vertec International (Pvt) Ltd has been selected to receive the 2016 BID International Quality Award from Business Initiative Directions, one of the most prestigious awards recognizing organizational Quality around the world.
ABOUT BID AND THE WORLD QUALITY COMMITMENT AWARD:
BID is a private and independent organization founded in 1984, whose primary activity is business communication orientated towards quality, excellence and innovation in management. A leader in the broadcasting of Quality Culture, BID recognizes those companies and organizations which lead the most important activities in the business world, and is considered the founding organization in the broadcasting of the Culture of Quality, Excellence and Innovation in 179 countries. The trophy symbolizes a pledge to the principles of Quality Culture. The QC100 Total Quality Management Model, together with the Quality Mix program, media coverage of the convention and its impact on the community and business sector, create an unmatched platform for continuous improvement within the organization and awareness of the achievements of the company at an international level. Awards are given only to those who are committed to improving their Quality Culture based on the principles of the QC100 Total Quality Management Model. Candidates are proposed by the leaders of previously awarded companies who they consider worthy of the award. Especially meritorious candidates may also be nominated. The International BID Quality Award Selection Committee then chooses the winning companies who will receive the award in New York, Paris, Geneva, Frankfurt, Madrid and London.