Dufferin Mutual Insurance Company celebrates 6 months in the Cloud with technology partners MCCG and iVedha

Shelburne, ON (Nov. 6, 2015) – On March 30th, Dufferin Mutual Insurance Company implemented a cloud-based solution for their complete business operations. After a seamless transition and more than 6 months of worry-free usage, Dufferin is celebrating their success with their technology partners in this project, MCCG and iVedha. Working together, MCCG and iVedha relocated Dufferin’s entire IT environment onto iVedha’s cloud infrastructure platform, including their Insurance Business Solution (IBS®). This has resulted in a wealth of benefits, including:

  • Fully managed and monitored environment
    • IT infrastructure and enterprise software
    • Email services
    • Systems backup
    • Office equipment and workstations
  • Solution implements high reliability and availability
  • Highly secure with Canadian data residency
  • With technology concerns moved to a skilled professional organization, the mutuals are freed up to focus on their core business of insurance

“At Dufferin, we believe it is essential that we are available for our policyholders and broker partners when they need us most, whether it is in the event of an untimely loss or the addition of coverage due to a fortunate life event. With the ever increasing exposure to weather related risks, it was clear to us that a cloud solution provided the best strategy for our company to ensure we’d be available to our clients. At our Board table, we were able to significantly reduce the Enterprise Risk associated to our operations from weather, security and backup, to name a few, from high to low by utilizing a cloud solution. Our IBS® system partner, MCCG, introduced a leading provider of cloud solutions for businesses, iVedha, to our business. Their combined teamwork has led to a fast implementation and successful, worry free implementation, which is allowing us to focus on what matters most, our clients,” stated Ed Forbes, President & CEO of Dufferin Mutual Insurance Company.

“While MCCG’s main focus is on ensuring the IBS® solution meets our clients’ current and future needs from an application perspective, our unique community model opens up opportunities for our company to identify other experts in the Information Technology field that can add further value in our community. The introduction of a cloud solution for our community by partnering with iVedha was a natural fit for us and our client community. The fact that iVedha has delivered on time and within budget for Dufferin, has helped ensure this will become a way of doing business with our mutual partners. Our teams have built a great working relationship” said Frank Barretto, President & CEO of Mutual Concept Computer Group Inc.

“iVedha is proud to have been selected as MCCG’s technology partner in the creation and delivery of a fully managed cloud hosting solution specifically tailored to meet the needs of mutual insurance companies across Canada,” commented Kumar Ratnam, President & CEO of iVedha. “We are especially proud to have successfully deployed this solution for Dufferin Mutual Insurance Company, allowing them to accrue significant advantages inherent in the solution.

“Following our well-established process for cloud transition, we were able to migrate Dufferin Mutual Insurance to a fully cloud-based environment in just eight weeks,” added Ratnam. “This was possible through true teamwork and close collaboration with both Dufferin Mutual and MCCG, working together towards a common goal.”

About Dufferin Mutual Insurance Company

Dufferin Mutual Insurance Company, located in Shelburne, Ontario, has been committed to providing great service to its policyholders and broker partners since 1895 in their local community. Dufferin continues to offer a wide range of property, automobile, and liability insurance products by leading adoption of current business and technology trends.

About iVedha Inc.

Established in 2001, iVedha Inc. is a leading information technology services provider and solutions integrator. iVedha delivers premier fully managed, highly secure cloud services to small, medium and large enterprises including the financial sector, the public sector and to Telcos and Cablecos. iVedha’s cloud enablement technology facilitates end-to-end cloud provisioning and orchestration driving greater efficiencies for people, process and technology. Its client-centric approach to delivery of managed cloud services drives greater efficiencies in iVedha’s Canadian data centers, infrastructure and organizational processes resulting in reduced operating costs and increased competitive edge for its clients, while maintaining data residency within Canadian borders. iVedha is an ISO certified organization with its Design, Development and QA processes based on well-defined and mature quality processes according to the ISO 9001:2008 standards. For more information visit www.ivedha.com.

About Mutual Concept Computer Group Inc.

MCCG is an innovative software provider who has a fully integrated insurance back office solution (IBS) successfully implemented in twenty nine Mutual Insurance Companies across Canada. MCCG has a proven track record that can be attributed to a focus on client requirements and product quality. Established in 1993, MCCG is wholly owned by Canadian Mutual Insurance Companies with the mission of providing comprehensive and flexible solutions for its clients. For more information, visit www.mccg.net.

Source: Mutual Concept Computer Group Inc.

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