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Opennet bags Zimbra rights

Red Hat distributor Opennet has added Zimbra to its solutions portfolio. Red Hat has been appointed by Zimbra as a distributor for the Middle East region. Zimbra, which is part of Yahoo, offers open source server software for e-mail and collaboration, targeted at a wide range of business users from SMEs to large enterprises. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 24 August 2009

LG expands netbook range in Jordan and Iraq

LG has launched its latest X120 and X130 netbooks in Jordan and Iraq. In Jordan, the IT and consumer electronics vendor is working with retail partners Smart Buy, Carrefour and PC Jordan to make the new netbook models available. LG works with IT shops in all major cities in Iraq as its primary in-country retail route-to-market. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 24 August 2009

Axiom targets training boost

Middle East mobile phone retailer Axiom Telecom has launched a staff development programme. The company hopes that the new programme will further improve and enhance customers’ in-store experience. Axiom has also indicated that it plans to increase the number of its retail outlets in UAE, Saudi Arabia, and India throughout 2009. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 21 August 2009

New image for Eros

UAE-based distributor and retailer Eros Group has whipped the covers off a new corporate image. The company has also announced plans to revamp all 27 of its Eros Digital Home stores. Eros Group distributes products from a number of major vendors including Samsung, Hitachi and Tarsus. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 21 August 2009

CGC business partners enjoy reward trip

Consolidated Gulf Company (CGC), a Nokia partner in Qatar, rewarded 20 executives from its channel partners with a week-long trip to the Philippines. The group’s reward trip followed CGC’s recent partner excellence awards ceremony. CGC hoped that the reward trip would create team spirit between channel partners and also encourage them to put more effort into customer care. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 20 August 2009

Office Depot store opens in Kuwait

A flagship Office Depot store has opened in The Avenues Mall in Kuwait. Office Depot signed a franchise agreement with international retailer M.H. Alshaya covering Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman. The new 900 square metre store will offer thousands of products and services to businesses and individuals. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 19 August 2009

Retailers enticed by Dubai metro link

The opportunity to locate retail outlets in an air conditioned link joining Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates to its new metro station has proven irresistible to a number of IT and consumer electronics retailers. Both Emax and E-City have decided to open their first Mall of the Emirates stores within the link, while Jacky’s has decided to relocate to the new area. Nokia will also open the world’s first Nokia Evo store in the metro link shopping area. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 18 August 2009

Hilal hits new heights with Red Hat

Bahrain-based Hilal Computers has moved up Red Hat’s channel programme, becoming an advanced business partner for IT infrastructure. Hilal had previously been classed as a Red Hat ready business partner. Hilal Computers is the only Red Hat-certified partner in the Kingdom of Bahrain with the requisite technical and business capabilities to deploy Red Hat open source solutions and support in the local market. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 18 August 2009

Al-Futtaim adds Best Buy executive at board level

UAE business group Al-Futtaim has named Bob Willett as a non-executive board director. Willett’s current role is CEO of Best Buy International, the US-based multinational retailer of technology and consumer electronics products. Al-Futtaim’s business includes UAE technology and consumer electronics retailer Plug-Ins. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 17 August 2009

Redington completes VAD roadshow

Middle East and Africa distribution giant Redington Gulf has completed a roadshow highlighting the strength of its VAD operation. The VAD unit, Redington Value, held roadshows in the UAE and Qatar showcasing solutions from a number of networking, security and software vendors including HP ProCurve, Sonicwall and Red Hat. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 17 August 2009

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