brightsolid is a leading UK provider of IT and online publishing services with two divisions; online publishing and online technologies. We bring together experience and expertise not just on how to build innovative online businesses, but have the technology and know-how to deliver a world-class IT infrastructure services for a broad range of organisations across the UK.
brightsolid online technologies division is a leading provider of Utility and Cloud Computing Services. Brightsolid provides business critical managed hosting, high speed connectivity, robust disaster recovery and business continuity services from its state of the art data centre. The data centre is underpinned by a resilient and secure network with dual location and disaster recovery options, including a fully equipped workplace recovery suite. brightsolid utilises the latest virtualisation technologies and is the trusted technology partner for a broad range of businesses and government organisations throughout the UK.
brightsolid’s online publishing division has significant expertise in building innovative online businesses around people and places. brightsolid owns and operates findmypast.com an online family history site. findmypast.com was the first website to put the complete birth, marriage and death indexes for England and Wales online. It also manages ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk, a partnership between the General Register Office for Scotland, the National Archives of Scotland and the Court of the Lord Lyon, and 1911census.co.uk in partnership with The National Archives. brightsolid recently launched the group’s first online magazine this month called ‘Discover My Past Scotland’.
The company has offices in Dundee, Edinburgh and London. The company is owned by the publishers D.C. Thomson.
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