PRICE REDUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT

Quick Guide

This edition of our newsletter includes:

  • Price Reduction Announcement
  • M365 Pricing Announcement
  • Participation Women Leadership Summit
  • Career Choice In Entrepreneurship Among Female Entrepreneurs 
  • Panel Discussion: The new “Verse” of Multi- and Social Media

PRICE REDUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT

We value our customers and always look to keep improving services for you.

We have some great news. Starting March 1, 2022 there will be a price reduction on the following Datasur services:

  • Monthly Storage costs Mybox per gb ($ 0,13 to $ 0,05)
  • Monthly Storage costs Email hosting per gb ($ 0,13 to $ 0,05)
  • Monthly Storage costs Web hosting per gb ($ 0,13 to $ 0,05)

This change will impact both new and existing customers.

Please be in touch with us for more updates on the pricing. Do not hesitate to place an order with us for the best-valued Cloud services. We will be waiting to process your orders.

Thank you for your time and business relationship with us for the past years. Be free to share your feedback with us any time.

M365 PRICING ANNOUNCEMENT

Microsoft is making changes to Microsoft 365 and Office 365 plans beginning March 1, 2022. Existing customers are not impacted until their next renewal on or after March 1, 2022. The new pricing applies to commercial Volume Licensing, CSP, and Web Direct but does not impact education or consumer products. To learn more about the changes in pricing download the pricing document by clicking on the button below.

WOMEN LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence – Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

The Women’s Leadership Summit Suriname 2022 was held on February 19th, 2022 at the Assuria Event Center. Our lovely ladies were also present at this event and we were empowered and happy to have received some practical tools to increase our knowledge, competences and self confidence.

CARREER CHOICE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMONG FEMAL ENTREPRENEURS

As part of her master’s thesis in Business Administration (AdeKUS), Sheetal Ganput has conducted research into career choice in entrepreneurship among the young successful female entrepreneurs in Suriname. Observation has shown that female entrepreneurship is increasing in Suriname.

The social media channels (LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram) looked at new businesses started by women. On Facebook there are for example “groups” called “Female Entrepreneurs in Suriname”, “Ladies Talk”, “Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Suriname” and “Ondernemen 2020 Suriname” where the various entrepreneurs actively participate.
Sheetal chose to investigate the differences and similarities that drive women to start a business. Why do they want a career in entrepreneurship? Why do they want their own business?

Want to learn more about this research done by our very own Sheetal Ganput? Download the PDF document with the results of her research by clicking on the button below.

Note: The results of this research are in Dutch.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Learn more how digital transformation has impacted the multimedia – and streaming sector during our panel discussion themed: The new “Verse” of Multi- and Social Media, is it really happening and are we ready?’.

Our panel consisted out of 4 amazing and experienced speakers when it comes to this topic:
▪️ Fardien Pierkhan, Managing Director at Digital Broadcasting Communications N.V.
▪️ Alven Romeo Roosveld, Director of Communicatie Dienst Suriname (CDS)
▪️ Jean-luc van Charante, CEO at INEFFABLE NV
▪️ Dion Brunings, Press Manager National Men’s Football Selectio

The moderator for this panel discussion was our very own Xiomara Wittenberg. Check out the full panel discussion below.

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Whitney de Rijp, MBA in Innovation and Technology.
Whitney de Rijp is a young driven Surinamese woman. She has been working at Datasur for over 6 years. Together with her top team, they ensure that customer data is stored securely all over the world which helps them focus on their core business.

Integrity, authenticity and just being herself is the mode for success as a Commercial Affairs Manager. Furthermore, she finds it very important to maximize effectiveness and of course lead by example. For both the internal and the external organization she is very transparent, which also fosters loyalty and engagement with the company goals.

Jurgen Schmeltz has as a Bachelor's degree in Information and Communication Technology and several IT certifications. His IT career started in Johannesburg, South Africa at IBM where he gained international experience for 5 years. When he came back to Suriname, he worked for two IT companies and also gained experience in VOIP, Backup Solutions and Microsoft Products.

At the moment Jurgen is a Cloud and Datacenter Infrastructure Specialist with many years of experience in the field of Microsoft Virtualization, Workplace Automation, Backup, Replication and Data Center Infrastructure. He currently holds the position of Operations Manager and is responsible for managing the Datacenter Operations such as Cloud and Network infrastructure.

Furthermore, he is also responsible for managing daily Facility Operations of the Datasur Datacenters and Project Lead for Cloud and Datacenter expansion projects. In his free time he’s a parttime lecturer at the two technical Universities in Suriname.

On behalf of Datasur Jurgen Schmeltz is also chairman of SUR-IX. The Suriname Internet Exchange Point which will be operational before the end of 2022

Sheetal Ganput works as the General Affairs Manager at Datasur. In this role she is part of the management team and reports to the CEO of Datasur.

She is a very self-driven, detail-oriented & hardworking young professional. She has helped to reorganize the company in the field of Office, HRM and Supply Chain Management.

Sheetal has her B.Sc. in Business Management and also completed her M.Sc. completed in Business Management with a specialization in Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Leadership. She is very progressive and is currently doing her Ph.D. study in Leadership & Management

Our CEO, Dr. Anvit Ramlakhan is a prolific strong inspiring inclusive young professional leader from Suriname, working in different fields to contribute for the betterment of humanity and the world. He is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the ICT industry for several years, with a widespread of skills in operations, quality, risk, project, business, strategy, product portfolio management (just to name a few). At Datasur Anvit oversees the total company performance on strategical level, with a strong focus on business growth, innovation, customer experience and financial profitability.

Furthermore, Anvit contributes to development of the Surinamese youth by lecturing and tutoring at four university study organizations in Suriname on undergraduate and postgraduate levels within study fields such as ICT, Electrical engineering, Organization management, Process management, Business intelligence, MBA, etc.

He has a strong professional background with a cum laude doctorate (Ph.D. in Management- Information and Technology) from the Akamai University in USA, Master of Science (M.Sc.) with merit in Information Systems from Anglia Ruskin University in London, UK and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Telecommunications from Anton de Kom University in Paramaribo, Suriname. He currently is finishing up his MBA in Strategic Management and Leadership at the London School of International Business, London, UK.

Anvit has several prolific leadership and business certifications, ongoing humanity service, extensive spiritual drive and a personal theme which is as follows: “Continuous progressive successful excellence”. He is part of volunteer organization HSS for 20+ years, through which character molding, collaboration and way of living for the youth is created and augmented.

In January 2022 he has been elected for two years as Chairman of the ICT Association in Suriname, in order to help strategize the sustainable digital economic development of Suriname. Furthermore he also has been elected as Chairman for the Suriname Business Youth Association in June 2021 for a period of two years, whereby development and support of young entrepreneurs and professionals is one of the main goals. Anvit is also part of the presidential working groups on areas of e-Government and wage council.