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Raqmiyat showcases cutting edge technologies to top executives at ‘Microsoft TechEd Middle East 2010’
Leading systems integrator highlights cost of ownership and ROI benefits of latest Microsoft technologies to regional companies
March 01, 2010
Raqmiyat, a leading UAE-based systems integrator, is showcasing cutting edge technologies at the ‘Microsoft TechEd Middle East 2010’, Microsoft’s premier technical education and networking event that brings together more than 1,500 leading senior decision-makers, CTOs and CIOs from across the globe. The company is highlighting the latest Microsoft technologies in unified communications, virtualisation, collaboration and the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise (SMSE) at the three-day event, which opened today (March 01, 2010) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. With aims to capitalise on the growing need for streamlining IT infrastructure and communication costs to counter the effects of the economic downturn, Raqmiyat is highlighting the benefits being offered by these solutions in terms of total cost of ownership and return on investment to regional companies.
As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Raqmiyat is firmly committed to driving the growth of the world-leading IT vendor in the region, thereby leading to its strong support for ‘Microsoft TechEd Middle East 2010’, which is being held for the first time in the region. Among the solutions to take the spotlight at the event is ‘Microsoft Unified Communications’ (includes ‘Office Communication Server’ (OCS) and ‘Microsoft Exchange 2010’), which help integrate various modes of communication like voice, data and video for high-end communication experience at much lower costs. In addition, ‘Microsoft Virtualization’ (Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V version), a solution that helps customers reduce their IT infrastructure costs through server consolidation, disaster recovery, re-hosting of legacy applications and software test and development, will also take centre stage at the event.
“‘Microsoft TechEd Middle East 2010’ offers us with an outstanding opportunity to introduce and build awareness on Microsoft solutions among senior decision-makers from leading global organisations, as well as expand our network and explore further growth prospects,” said Tapas Roy, COO, Raqmiyat. “Our presence in this event allows us to interact with IT professional on a one-on-one basis, which provides them with a clearer idea regarding the benefits of the latest Microsoft technologies. We are pleased to be a part of this event, and we are looking forward to a fruitful three days of convergence and dialogue with IT experts, Microsoft experts and customers.”
The other two technologies that are being showcased by Raqmiyat at the event include ‘Microsoft Collaboration’ and SMSE. Developed based on an understanding that collaboration is key to every organisation’s success, ‘Microsoft Collaboration’ (Microsoft Share Point 2010), is a social computing tool that allows seamless sharing of information, savings on printing, e-mail bandwidth, and reduction of overall collaboration time. ‘SMSE’ provides end-to-end support for virtual and non-virtual server infrastructure.
“As a ‘Microsoft Gold Certified Partner’, we have built a longstanding alliance with Microsoft that spans more than 10 years, having collaborated in completing numerous projects in the region. Through this event, we are looking forward to engaging with partners across UAE to further expand opportunities, share best practices, and eventually build lasting relationships that yield excellent business results,” concluded Roy.
Through its partnership with Microsoft, Raqmiyat is fully capable of offering the information, tools, and support customers need to build a profitable business with active directory, exchange and messaging with unified communication, systems management, storage solutions and desktop deployment services. Underlining its expertise in Microsoft technologies, the company has been awarded by Hewlett Packard with the ‘HP-MS Frontline Partner’ status, for its successful implementation of MS solutions on HP servers and storage platform.