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STME plans new services push for 2009

Middle East storage and IT solutions integrator STME plans to expand its service offerings in 2009 to capitalise on robust growth in the UAE. A study by Madar Research found that UAE projects accounted for 36% of the top deals in the region in 2006 and 39% in 2007 with a continued strong showing during 2008. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 5 January 2009

EMC signs Al-Jammaz VAD deal in Saudi Arabia

Storage giant EMC has bolstered its distribution channel in Saudi Arabia, signing a VAD deal with Al-Jammaz Distribution. Under the terms of the deal, Al-Jammaz becomes an EMC Velocity² VAD and will address customer demand for networked storage and information management software in the Kingdom. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 12 November 2008

Unlocking new SMB channels in the Middle East

Digital Business Channel (DBC) will return to the Middle East on 24th March 2009. The action-packed three-day event, which will have a strong focus on SMB-focused partners, claims to offer IT vendors the chance to turbo charge their Middle East channel development. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 11 November 2008

Hitachi GST hooks up with HK

Hard drive vendor Hitachi GST has struck a deal with HK Consulting to expand the vendor’s presence in the Middle East and Africa. Working out of Dubai, HK Consulting, which is headed up by WD’s former regional boss Hafeez Khawaja, will work with Hitachi GST’s distributors, resellers and integrators to try and boost demand for the vendor’s hard drives across the region. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 28 October 2008

Dimension Data expands UAE offering

IT services and solutions provider Dimension Data has launched its datacentre infrastructure business in the UAE market. Dimension Data reckons that the latest addition to its UAE services portfolio will allow customers to reduce the risk associated with IT disruption, improve operational efficiency and reduce costs. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 21 October 2008

Mimecast makes Middle East move

E-mail management services provider Mimecast has launched in the Middle East. The UK-based software as a service (SaaS) outfit is setting up a free zone office in Dubai and will participate in trade show GITEX as the company eyes business opportunities and potential channel partnerships across the wider Middle East. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 17 October 2008

Sitronics appoints VP for strategy

Russian IT and telecoms giant Sitronics has appointed Oksana Kovalevskaya as its new VP for strategy. Sitronics already has a strong presence in Russia and the CIS and is also now growing its presence in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Kovalevskaya previously held the position of deputy general director for strategy and M&A at Sistema Mass Media. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 14 October 2008

Ali Bin Ali makes Dell services grade

Qatari systems integrator Ali Bin Ali Technology Solutions (ABATS) has made the grade as a Dell authroised service provider (DASP). The company had only recently been certified as a Dell solutions partner. In order to achieve the DASP Certification ABATS passed a stringent requirement test that Dell sets as the benchmark for its partners. One of the key elements in ABATS market readiness was its fully functional Dell authorised service centre. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 10 October 2008

Sparxent plans Russia ramp up with Arbyte move

Sparxent, a US-based start-up VAR with aggressive worldwide expansion plans, has signed a letter of intent to snap up Moscow-based IT service provider Arbyte. Sparxent wants to position itself as a vendor agnostic midmarket IT and business solution provider and is preparing a string of acquisitions to make its mark in this sector. Arbyte Group has a significant customer base in the Russian Federation and Ukraine. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 16 September 2008

Sitronics boosts sales in second quarter

Russian IT and telecoms giant Sitronics has posted strong second quarter results with sales climbing 47% year-on-year to US$481m. Sitronics’ IT revenues contributed US$188.2m to the total – an increase of 35% for this segment year-on-year. Operating profit before depreciation and amortisation hit US$25.4m – a reversal from a loss of US$27.2m a year earlier in the second quarter of 2007. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 11 September 2008

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