Kuwait Airways partners with Microsoft
Kuwait, June 17, 2013
Kuwait Airways said it has signed an agreement with Microsoft for implementation of its latest technologies including Lync, SharePoint, Exchange, Lync Plus and Office 365, over a period of three years.
Under the agreement, the national carrier of Kuwait will adopt Genuine Microsoft software which will enhance productivity, improve collaboration and maximize communications across the company.
Microsoft services will enable Kuwait Airways to leverage powerful tools to increase efficiency amongst its employees, said a statement from the Kuwaiti airline.
Kuwait Airways can take advantage of the cloud-based enhancements and technology capabilities to match their business ambitions, it stated.
CEO Captain Ahmad Mohammed Al-Kreebani said the vision and future strategic plans of Kuwait Airways were based on expanding its fleet and enhancing its operations and infrastructure, which in turn will give the carrier a competitive advantage within the industry.
"The agreement not only standardizes our technology platform but offers us extra benefits in terms of enhanced support and training that help to make our staff more productive. It also offers us access to Microsoft’s latest products and technologies which help us address a wide range of important technical business issues," he stated.
Ali Faramawy, VP, Microsoft International, said: "We will closely work with the IT unit in Kuwait Airways to use and apply the new technologies in accordance with the agreement. We are pleased to work with Kuwait Airways to address their technology requirements and drive additional value, by increasing operational efficiency and flexibility."
Abdulmenam Abdulsalam, the director of IT at Kuwait Airways said the agreement would help build the required infrastructure and adapt latest technologies to support its operations.
"We believe that partnering with leading IT companies like Microsoft will help us build the right expertise and improve our services with less time and cost," he observed.
Ehab Mostafa, the country manager, Microsoft Kuwait said: “Improving service and containing cost is high on the agenda of businesses in Kuwait.”
“The solutions adopted by Kuwait Airways will provide a robust platform for building highly scalable and functional technology infrastructure at significantly lower costs,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service