During the last year, Nordic IT has had an extensive international focus to aim wider and reach maritime businesses all over the world with the email solution MARK5. This has resulted in signed agreements with companies from very different locations – ranging from Dubai and Singapore to as far as Melbourne, India, Monaco and soon also South Africa. Among the new customers are Olam International LLC, Bahri Dry Bulk & Bahri Chemical, Al Ghurair Resources International LLC, Delta Carriers Monaco SARL and Uni Tankers, making 2017 a year where MARK5 reached global shipping companies from different parts of the world extensively.
New expanded market focus
Nordic IT’s primary markets has usually been close to the Headquarters in Denmark, with most installations in Northern Europe, Germany or the UK. But, a new and more global approach has resulted in new customers from more foreign markets: “Lately, we have expanded our markets, and we have used extensive recourses to reach companies further from home. One of our strategies has been online presence, which has resulted in requests from other parts of the world than we usually sell to”, says Lars Hansen, CEO at Nordic IT.
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Improved collaboration across offices
One of the new customers is Olam International, the third-largest agri-business in the world, operating in 70 countries: “We were looking for an e-mail system that would make it easier for our users to collaborate between offices located in different time zones. Before, we had local installations filling up workstations, making it a daunting task to try and maintain, without losing any data in the process. We found MARK5 online and were impressed by the way it handles the same issues – so far, we are very happy with the results” says Andrew Lindsay Brown, IT Infrastructure Administrator at Olam International LLC.
One of MARK5’s advantages is, that users can collaborate in teams across locations easily and efficiently without any time or data loss – Something that made Olam International LLC choose MARK5 for emails. So far, MARK5 has been installed at Olam International LLC’s offices in Singapore and Melbourne, and soon the South Africa office will follow – optimising the collaboration between locations in the future.
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Fast search and easy categorisation of emails
Another new customer, is Bahri Dry Bulk and Bahri Chemical. Bahri is one of the largest providers of maritime services globally, who bought MARK5 already in late 2016. But, during 2017 more users were added because of the great result among users. Bahri needed an email solution with a good search and where categorising of emails was possible: “With MARK5, we now have a very fast search and at the same time it is easy to categorise“, says Pawel Cegielski, Senior Vessel Operator at Bahri, Dubai. Bahri Dry Bulk & Bahri Chemical uses MARK5 in offices in Dubai and Saudi Arabia.
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A more global future
With so many different parts of the world using MARK5, it will definitely be a priority to keep the increased global focus in 2018, where Nordic IT will expand in both Dubai and Singapore at the local offices. “We intent to keep expanding our business in new parts of the world, where we will prioritise both The Middle East and Asia more than earlier. At the same time, we will keep focussing on online exposure to make sure, maritime businesses from all over the world are aware of MARK5´s email management features tailored for the maritime business” Lars Hansen explains.