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Microsoft unveils cloud services at Oman event

Muscat, February 25, 2013

US-based Microsoft has brought the next-generation of cloud and productivity technology products and services to Oman as part of its annual Open Door event held in collaboration with the Information Technology Authority (ITA).

Windows 8, Office 2013, Windows Server 2012 are highlights from the technology portfolio that event attendees experienced during the Open Door event held at The Pearl Conference Room in Al Bustan Palace recently.

Microsoft Open Door is a one-day event that brings together speakers from Microsoft and partners to provide the IT professional and business community with insights into the latest technology innovations, a statement from the company said.

Open Door Oman is one of five Microsoft experiential technology showcases taking place in the Gulf region in 2013, reaching people across five countries including Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and UAE. Regional sponsors for Gulf Open Door are Nokia and HP. Additional partners include Exceed IT Services and Training, Lenovo and Toshiba.

“Microsoft Open Door presents a unique opportunity for IT professionals and enthusiasts in Oman to experience tomorrow’s technologies today,” said Tareq Hijazi, regional country manager for Microsoft Oman and Bahrain.

“As a company, we place innovation at the heart of everything we do and our belief that technology enables change goes hand-in-hand with Oman’s vision of the development of a competitive and diversified economy, and we are confident that innovation and technology will contribute to the future development of Oman.”

“We are committed, through working with our partners, to providing IT professionals and businesses in Oman the latest technology to enhance productivity, enable innovation and reduce security risks,” he added.

“We believe that Microsoft’s newly-launched products are a leap into the future of computing,” said Fahad Sultan Al-Abri, director general, digital development division at ITA. “We have long enjoyed a productive relationship with Microsoft and are pleased to deepen our collaboration in bringing the latest technologies closer to the business & IT sectors in Oman.”

During the event, Microsoft provided access to pioneering next-generation IT solutions and discussed ways and means to help businesses improve their productivity and return on investment (ROI) using technology, the statement said.

In addition, a special focus was given to cloud computing, with Microsoft showcasing its latest innovations and the cloud capabilities that Microsoft Office 365, Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 bring to businesses and consumers.

Karam Jabi, managing director, HP Oman, said: “We are pleased to announce our partnership with Microsoft Gulf for the Open Door Roadshow, which aligns with HP’s vision of creating new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society.”

“As the world’s largest technology company, we are looking forward to engaging with IT and business professionals through Open Door to introduce them to the latest innovation.”

Vithesh Reddy, general manager, Nokia Lower Gulf, said: “Innovations within the realm of technology have played a vital role in the growth and productivity of the region. We see partnering with Microsoft Gulf for the Open Door as an opportunity to be involved in the new ways by which leaders from the IT and corporate world connect with each other to share the latest trends in productivity through real-time conversations.” – TradeArabia News Service




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