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Global Relay: Making Big Data useful to people

Global Relay: Making Big Data useful to people

The present times, we have access to hundreds of communication platforms. In fact, we are constantly sharing our opinions, likes, preferences, etc. on these communicative networking platforms. The obvious benefit is we're ever more connected with those who matter to us. Even in the business environment, there are so many communicative platforms that enable smooth communication between customers, employees, and counterparties.

On one hand, these platforms have helped create, communicate, and distribute critical information among everyone in the business enterprise and play a critical role in running efficiently and smoothly. On the other hand, communication platforms are also the source of floods of data. The pouring data can strain the business teams and the IT resources of a company. Meet Global Relay. A company that helps organizations control and manage their communications data.

The services from Global Relay provide people with the required tools and data to make decisions and drive their organization forward and stay ahead in the competitive market. Global Relay describes it as: “Whether you want to meet regulatory requirements, streamline your eDiscovery process, or improve employee productivity, we can help you achieve your goals.”

An Incredible Journey

Started in 1999, Global Relay was the first company ever to develop cloud computing services. Keeping the growing demands of corporate emails, Global Relay developed an innovative email archiving service to address this demand. Of course, the entire world has changed since then. Now, two decades later, organizations have stepped into new and modern methods of communication. Plus, the volumes of data we produce have also multiplied exponentially. Organizations are also required to keep records and supervise data as part of regulatory and corporate governance requirements.

In all of these changing times, Global Relay has stayed ahead of the curve and has brought in continuous innovation. Throughout all these years, the company has helped its clients control, manage, and gain profits from the data. With its years of experience, Global Relay is today operating at the intersection of two of the biggest technology trends – cloud and big data. Hoards and petabytes of critical data are handled and managed by the company for some of the world's largest and most powerful organizations. There are more than 23,000 customers spread across 90 countries to whom Global Relay delivers its services – with special attention on highly regulated industries and finance.

Fast Facts

Founded in 1999

Privately-held, employee-controlled, and profitable

Offices in New York, Chicago, Raleigh, Vancouver, London, Singapore, and Halifax

23,000 customers in 90 countries

Customers include 22 of the 25 global banks

Compliance Vendor in FINRA’s Compliance Vendor Directory

More than 70% FINRA broker-dealers

Thomson Reuters’ exclusive worldwide archiving partner

Incredible Achievements

Over the past two decades, Global Relay has made remarkable achievements. Behind each of these achievements, the founder and CEO- Warren Roy plays a very important role. It is under his leadership that Global Relay has become an internationally recognized leader in compliance archiving and Thomson Reuters' exclusive Strategic Partner for messaging compliance worldwide. Plus, Global Relay has won numerous awards including Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2014 and 2013. Prior to this, the company also received the Best Companies to Work for in BC 2011 and 2012.

More notably, Global Relay was also recognized and received the City of Vancouver’s Award of Excellence for Business Innovation in 2014. The same year, the company received the ITAC Ingenious Award and BCTIA Community Engagement Award. Global Relay has also won positions on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50/500 and Profit 500 lists — annual rankings of the fastest growing companies in Canada and North America.

While its wall of fame is every increasing, Global Relay believes it’s important to give back to society. “We work where we live” is a mantra that the company has adopted. Volunteering, sporting, and other charitable activities are part of Global Relay. Through these activities, the firm hopes to bring out a truly positive impact where they all live, work, and play. For its outstanding community impact and corporate citizenship, the company even received the ‘BC Tech Association's 2013 Technology Impact Award (TIA) for Community Engagement.’ A proud and honorable achievement, indeed!

Leader Charmer: Warren Roy, CEO & Founder

A life-long entrepreneur and 20-year veteran in the information technology sector, he founded Global Relay in 1999 to offer one of the first hosted email archiving services, making Global Relay one of the true global pioneers of the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology model that today is popularly known as the "cloud." Warren's vision has always been to create and build incredible technology that redefines communications and the way the world leverages data.

Warren drives the overall strategic direction for Global Relay — focusing on the design and development of multi-lingual, enterprise-class cloud-based messaging, collaboration, and archiving solutions to address compliance requirements for the financial sector. Today, Global Relay provides services to 23,000 financial firms globally — including 22 of the world's top 25 banks.

In 2012, Warren was celebrated as BC CEO of the Year by Business in Vancouver Magazine for his outstanding vision, strategy, and leadership at Global Relay. He was also honored as the BC Technology Industry Association’s (BCTIA) Person of the Year for 2013 for his contributions to the BC technology community and named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for 2013 in the Business-to-Business Products and Services Category for the Pacific Region.

“Our services provide all employees with the tools and data they need - helping them make decisions and your organization stay competitive.”

“We manage petabytes of critical data for the world's largest and most powerful organizations.”

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