CISCO HAS ANNOUNCED a US$100mn global strategic initiative focused on small business networking and communications solutions for companies with fewer than 100 employees. Cisco aims to help small businesses gain greater agility and efficiency in working with customers who are increasingly expecting to do business on the move, on the Internet and via video. According to research firm IDC, the SMB market in the Middle East will account for more than a third of all IT spending by 2011 and comprises 70 to 80 per cent of businesses in this region.
BAHRAIN'S STRATEGIC LOCATION in the Persian Gulf has allowed it to broaden its cultural perspective and increase its prosperity through trade and travel. Known as Dilmun to the ancient Sumerians, this island nation has interacted with a number of cultures throughout its five thousand-year history including the Babylonians, Assyrians, Greeks, Romans, Persians, Portuguese and British. Today, the kingdom benefits from the immense oil and natural gas fields located throughout the Gulf.
BT HAS ANNOUNCED its launch of a fully-managed immersive telepresence solution, BT One Source, for Polycom Immersive Solutions. The One Source solution combines Polycom?s RealPresence? Experience (RPX?) and Polycom Telepresence Experience? (TPX?) immersive telepresence solutions along with BT Conferencing?s management services.
GLOBAL SUPPLIER OF business communications applications, systems and services, Avaya, has announced the appointment of Fadi Hani as general manager for Saudi Arabia. Hani will be responsible for the daily management and reporting on all areas of Avaya?s activities in the kingdom.
MEEZA HAS ANNOUNCED the opening of M-Vault 1, a state-of-the-art Data Centre based on Tier 3 specifications located at Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP). M-Vault 1 will form the base from which MEEZA will offer managed IT services and solutions to the market. The vision of QSTP is to spur the development of Qatar?s economy and forms the home of many technology
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