Tripp Lite, a global manufacturer of power protection equipment, is aiming to reinforce its customer relationships with the launch of a new international toll free number that can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This new service is reflective of Tripp Lite’s commitment to provide its customers in the MEA region with dependable pre- and post-sales services, with accessibility just being one phone call away. Customers wanting to use the service can now call 800-TRIPPLITE (800-874775483) to access services, warranty registration and queries regarding RMA/service related concerns.
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Hewlett-Packard Personal Systems Group Middle East (HP PSG ME) announced the appointment of Christopher Saul as Business Development Manager for Client Virtualisation. Christopher will be responsible for growing HP’s client virtualisation business across the Middle East, closely working with Microsoft, Citrix and VMware to provide thin client, VDI and server based computing solutions to customers. ‘Client Virtualisation’ refers to HP’s thin client hardware and software product portfolio. HP is already the market leader for thin clients in the region.Read More…

Avaya, today unveiled its new communications solution Avaya IP Office 7.0 targeting the Small and Medium Businesses in the Middle East region. Avaya IP Office 7.0 completes the integration of Nortel Enterprise Solutions (NES) IP and digital phones into its IP Office platform. This integration now enables approximately 14 million NES users to gain Avaya IP Office’s collaboration capabilities, and can drive 40 to 60 percent in savings for NES customers by enabling them to retain existing phones when upgrading to Avaya IP Office. This upgrade can be accelerated and simplified by a new Data Migration Tool that lets partners transfer a business’ existing data (i.e. voicemails, phone extensions) to their new systems, maintaining productivity without interruption.Read More…

As part of the IBM’s geographic expansion plans targeting key growth markets in Africa, IBM announced the opening of its office in Dakar, Senegal. The Dakar office is part of IBM’s West Africa operations and will allow the company to increase its level of service, and deliver more complex and high-value solutions such as cloud computing and business analytics. IBM will also be to deliver high-value solutions and services to meet the growing needs of clients in Senegal and West Africa, where the company is working closely with a number of business partners.
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South Africa based leading IT distributor, LOOPHOLD Security Distribution unveiled the SonicWALL NSA E8510. The network security appliance (NSA) E8510 provides 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity in a compact, 1U rack mountable form-factor to accommodate security, performance and power efficiency requirements of modern high-capacity networks. With the ability to block or throttle application usage on a user or group level, and its compact form factor and affordable price, the E8510 is an ideal solution for corporate, healthcare and education deployments.
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Avnet achieved a fifth consecutive quarter of double-digit year over year revenue growth. Revenue of $6.7 billion USD increased 40% year over year. Whereas, Avnet Technology Solutions, the value added distribution arm of Avnet, Inc. reported the revenue of $2.74 USD billion which was much higher then expectations with a growth 47% year over year. The company claims to be supporting the global technology market, and its investments in global scale and scope enhance its position as a premier service provider to the industry.Read More…

The outsourcing industry in the MENA region is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately eight percent for the period 2009-2016 with market revenues touching US$2.69 billion, according to global consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. The emergence of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region as an ideal off-shoring location for companies in both Europe and Asia is the key factor driving the industry’s growth. Annual Arab Outsourcing Conference supported by TCQ Triangle, examined topics such as outsourcing successes and challenges, vested outsourcing, opportunities in outsourcing, leveraging talent, driving innovation, outsourcing strategically for sustainable competitive advantage, as well as outsourcing risk and governance, running shared services organisations in MEA and creating effective SLAs.
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Xerox and Cisco have formed an alliance to deliver cloud-based services and technology that combine network intelligence and print capabilities. The alliance brings Xerox’s managed print and cloud IT outsourcing services to customers over Cisco’s intelligent network infrastructure. Both companies will arm channel partners with solutions that help businesses extend their existing IT investments to improve performance and reduce cost.
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Cisco recently announced that it will be hosting its Cisco Expo Qatar 2011 on Tuesday 31st May 2011, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Doha. Under the theme, ‘Collaboration and Virtualization without borders’, the Expo will bring together around 600 key customers, partners and business decision makers to discuss and experience the latest and most innovative global megatrend. It will also examine the critical role that information and communications technologies play in the development of innovative business solutions and will include a series of in-depth sessions and demonstrations covering the power of collaboration and video, borderless networks, cloud and virtualization and emerging technologies, which are transforming businesses to Networked Enterprises in the region hence driving business results, productivity, competitiveness and societal change.Read More…

TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, announces the world’s first liquid cooling solution for the HD6990 series: The PowerColor Liquid Cooling Solution (LCS) HD6990 4GB GDDR5. PowerColor is working with fabulous cooling manufacturer EKwaterblocks once again to bring the liquid cooling solution to the HD6990, aims to deliver the exceptional thermal performance to increase the headroom of overclocking potential while allowing optimum system stability. The PowerColor LCS HD6990 has a full water block mounted on the card, fully covering the key components which can be dissipated the heat from the copper base design.
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SAS Middle East, a leading provider of business analytics software and services in the region, has announced its newly formed strategic partnership with leading global full service managed security provider, Paladion Networks. Under the terms of the partnership, the strategic alliance will see both companies work closely together in rolling out effective and reliable software and solutions that have been designed to address the region’s campaign against fraud and other forms of financial crimes.

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