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Commercial Insurance Moves to the Cloud with Cirrus

August 12, 2019 - Beirut, Lebanon

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The insurance industry is facing heightened complexity today, straining IT systems. Some companies are falling behind and others are embracing new technologies that are serving new opportunities, meeting customer demands, improving efficiency and protecting data. Yet when an industry adopts new innovations, the regulations grow, generating additional pressure on insurance companies to effectively and efficiently meet these requirements.

Commercial Insurance, a highly reputable insurance company in Lebanon, is embracing digital transformation thus transferring their IT infrastructure to Cirrus, a managed cloud service provider at ITG Holding.

Commercial Insurance’s move from their legacy systems to Cirrus’ data center was inevitable as it was triggered by the realization that the cost of an on premise data center, hardware, cabling, cooling system and data management is not efficient nor cost effective, increasing vulnerability to security breaches.

Moving to the cloud made the insurers gain access to leading facilities, guaranteeing the highest levels of data center security and operational reliability. In addition, Commercial Insurance now profits from a wide range of managed services, presenting an opportunity for more powerful, secure, and efficient risk modeling.

Commercial Insurance is only paying for what they use rather than investing in hardware and time. This benefits them in forecasting costs as they have a scalable view on the implications of cost based on transaction volumes.

Mr. Georges M. Salem, IT Manager at Commercial Insurance said ‘migrating to the cloud is part of our digital transformation plan, we chose Cirrus to be sure it will be a successful project.’

In order to protect their reputation, limit the interruptions of critical services and safeguard business operations, Commercial Insurance’s data also resides in Cirrus’ Disaster Recovery Site, a Tier IV Datacenter, certified by Uptime Institute LLC. As a result, the insurers now enjoy the benefit of faster responses to disaster, data availability and additional flexibility.


About Commercial Insurance


Established in 1962 by late Roger Zaccar, Commercial Insurance offers both life and non-life insurance services. It has prospered since with a sound financial track record marked by personalized services and comprehensive coverage.

Commercial Insurance has built a strong reputation by consistently fulfilling its engagements and continuously innovating to meet ever evolving client needs. It has offered uninterrupted services to all clients in Lebanon and abroad even during critical situations. Our team composed of highly qualified professionals work hard to deliver tailored insurance solutions for all risks.
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About Cirrus


Cirrus, part of ITG (holding), offers a comprehensive enterprise-class cloud computing and managed services portfolio, catering for different service models (Infrastructure, Platform and Software), and deployment scenarios (Private, Public or Hybrid Cloud).

From robust cloud computing solutions to complete managed services and colocation options, your network infrastructure, applications, systems and data are maintained in highly secure data centers. Their data center experts custom-design the best solution to ensure optimum data, voice, network and cloud performance.

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Information Technology Group (ITG) is a Lebanese holding company. We combine an array of autonomous affiliates dedicated to providing a large portfolio of solutions and services in the MENA region, in the areas of hardware, system software, and application software, in addition to building automation and office solutions.

Being a highly diversified group, ITG’s professionals are specialized in numerous technological fields and business sectors. Strong with our established reputation, proven track-record, and solid partnerships with leaders in the ICT industry, we can offer the full spectrum of solutions to most businesses, ranging from office furniture to the full-fledged data center, in addition to Cloud-based services.

ITG derives additional strength and reach thanks to its affiliation with the HOLCOM group of companies which has a 50 year history in diligently serving clients in the EMEA region with its 5,700 professionals.

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