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Avaya names new channel leader

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Avaya has appointed Tarek Hassaniyeh as regional channel leader for the emerging markets. Hassaniyeh takes over the regional channel responsibilities from Roger El Tawil, former director of channel and marketing for Avaya in the Middle East and now MD for Avaya in the Gulf and Pakistan.

Brocade has new EMEA sales head

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IP and SAN solutions vendor Brocade has appointed long-time networking executive, Alberto Soto, to lead the sales organisation for its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) geography effective July 1, 2010. Soto will replace Ulrich Plechschmidt, who will be moving to Brocade’s corporate headquarters in San Jose to lead the Global Sales Enablement and the […]

Netgear eyes KSA growth

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Netgear, a provider of technologically advanced, branded networking and storage products, is eyeing a 10% growth in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia this year, as the company anticipates increased activity from its customer base in the Kingdom’s ever-growing small and medium businesses (SMB) sector. In line with this, the company is planning to roll out […]

Alcatel-Lucent unveils CPP

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Alcatel-Lucent has officially launched its new Converged Partner Programme (CPP) for enterprises in the Middle East. According to the vendor, CPP is a major evolution of the Alcatel-Lucent partnership programme for resellers addressing the enterprise communication market. This new programme offers a flexible and consistent framework for Alcatel-Lucent partners making it easier for them and […]

AOC appoints Fire Bird

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Display panels vendor AOC has continued its growth with the expansion of its operations to CIS with the appointment of Fire Bird Distribution FZE as its authorised distributor for CIS Central Asia region. In terms of the agreement, Fire Bird will distribute the complete range of display products covering Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and […]

Symantec completes acquisition of PGP, GuardianEdge

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IT security vendor Symantec has announced it has completed its acquisition of PGP Corporation and GuardianEdge, two privately-held companies in the email and data encryption markets. The acquisition agreements between Symantec and PGP Corporation and GuardianEdge were announced on April 29, 2010. These acquisitions extend Symantec’s ability to help customers secure and manage their most […]

HP ME launches first HP Print Station

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HP Middle East and Al Suwaidi Computer Co LLC have launched the first HP Print Station in Dubai, a concept that will ensure that the business community has a reliable, professional and convenient one-stop printing shop to enhance any business or marketing materials. HP Print Stations are HP branded stores focusing on service and convenience […]

ESET signs KMG Technology

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ADAOX Middle East, the regional business development centre of ESET NOD32 Antivirus, recently signed a retail distribution agreement with KMG Technology in Egypt further strengthening ESET’s presence across the region. KMG Technology, which is a specialised IT security distributor in Egypt, will promote ESET’s security solutions by providing an expert technical team to assist customers […]

Microsoft intensifies battle against software piracy

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Microsoft Gulf today announced that local authorities conducted two raids in Dubai and another in Abu Dhabi. Personal computers loaded with pirated copies of Microsoft software were confiscated and criminal investigations are on-going. H.E. Mohammed Ahmed Bin Abdulaziz Al Shihhi, Director General of the UAE Ministry of Economy, said: “Software piracy is a serious and […]

Optimus moves to new HQ

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Optimus Technology and Telecommunications, a regional value added distributor (VAD) of IT and telecommunications products, recently relocated its regional headquarters from Jebel Ali Free Zone to its new offices in Hawai Towers on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. The move to the new location, according to the VAD, will help the company expand and streamline […]

Toshiba intros new notebook

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As Toshiba celebrates the 25th anniversary of the world’s first mass-market laptop, the Toshiba T1100, the vendor has used this milestone in computing history by announcing three new products. These include the lightest and thinnest, full-function 13-inch laptop, an Android-based mobile internet device, and a limited edition dual-screen Windows device. This announcement marks a significant […]
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