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HP and EMITAC to Expand Geographical Distribution Remit

January 30, 2003, Dubai, UAE - Hewlett-Packard Middle East today announced that it will further strengthen ties with EMITAC from 1 April 2003 with a new agreement which will enable EMITAC a greater regional distribution reach throughout the Middle East. |more|


BenQ is Voted Most Innovative Brand in IT Industry

30 January 2003- Dubai, United Arab Emirates- BenQ, the region’s leader in digital lifestyle products, has been voted number one as the “most innovative company in response to customer needs” in the prestigious Far Eastern Economic Review survey. The survey, now in its 10th year, was carried out by ACNielsen International Research and comprised 210 multinational corporations. |more|


Tadawul launches Saudi Stock Market information dissemination service

Jan 29th, 2003- Riyadh, KSA - Called Uniquotes, the system is a real-time market data feed and enables subscribers to watch market movements in real-time from the comfort of their home or office. Subscribers can view on their computer screens, dynamically updating real-time prices, time & sales, corporate actions, news, charts, market depth, alerts, portfolio, top gainers, losers and much more in Arabic or English. |more|


MDS Saudi Arabia hosts a seminar on Business Continuity

Jan 29th, 2003- Riyadh, KSA - A number of highly reputed companies were invited to discuss the wide number of elements and building blocks that constitute Business Continuity and to present the solutions they can provide to help in reaching its required objectives. The seminar was held at Riyadh Intercontinental hotel and was attended by more than 40 delegates from various industries and market segments including telecoms, banking, military and healthcare. |more|


Almarai launches another GCC first, a new product and improved Zady range

Jan 29th, 2003- Dubai, UAE- On the back of the success of Super Milk launched in June of last year, Almarai have introduced another first to the GCC in the Super Laban.
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VERITAS Backup Exec 9.0 offers world-class standards of data protection to businesses in the Middle East

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – January 29, 2003 – The Middle East operations of VERITAS Software Corporation, the leading storage software provider, today marked its entry into the region’s emerging business sector with the launch of the next generation of VERITAS Backup Exec™ for Windows Servers, its flagship backup and recovery software for the growing market of small-to-medium size businesses. Having captured significant market share among the Middle East’s largest corporations in the energy, telecoms, banking, and government sectors, VERITAS Middle East is now targeting the SME market, a segment estimated globally to quadruple its spending on storage over the next four years to USD$18.5 billion. |more|


HP brings presentations to life with its new digital projectors

January 29, 2003 – Dubai, UAE: HP unveiled its diverse portfolio of Digital Projectors today. The newly launched HP Digital and iPAQ Projectors are designed for mobile professionals who require rich multimedia and graphics-intensive presentations. |more|


Ground breaking e-Health agreement signed by top Saudi and US hospitals at Arab Health

Jan 28th, 2003- Dubai, UAE A cornerstone of the partnership will be the US hospital's E-Cleveland Clinic, a web-based facility that provides specialist consultations and second opinions, using the Internet, for patients with life-threatening and life-altering diagnoses. |more|


Zahid Tractor launches the Cat rental stores

Jan 28th, 2003- Jeddah, KSA - This was announced by Ahmed E. Meyassar , the Division Manager, Remarketing Division.

Also in attendance were Mr. Francis Kuttat, and Mr. Robert Graves and Mr. Mike Duncan, senior Caterpillar executives, who flew specifically for this launch, to demonstrate the strong relationship between Zahid Tractor and Caterpillar.
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Tejari.com and ArabMedicare.com Form New Relationship Through Reseller Agreement

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -January 27, 2003- Tejari, the Middle East’s premier business-to-business (B2B) electronic marketplace, and ArabMedicare.com, the region’s leading medical web portal aimed at healthcare professionals from government, business, and academia, today announced an agreement that enables Tejari to serve the e-procurement and online buying needs of the Arab healthcare industry through the ArabMedicare.com portal. |more|
 


UAE to Host 4th Hedge Funds Conference in February,Major Specialist Investment Conference to launch the Economic Season

(Dubai, January 27, 2003) – Leading regional and international industry leaders and personalities from the world of finance and alternative investment will meet in Dubai this February to discuss the specialist US$ 600 billion Hedge Funds industry, which has been gaining popularity with institutional and private investors over the past few years against underperforming traditional capital markets.  The two-day conference will take place at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel on February 4th and 5th, 2003.|more|


INTEL NAMES VICE PRESIDENT FOR SALES AND MARKETING IN EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA REGION

Munich, Germany, January 22, 2003 – Intel today announced that Christian Morales has been named vice president of Intel’s Sales and Marketing Group, and general manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations. He will share this role with Stacy J. Smith and will be responsible for all sales and marketing activities in the EMEA region. He will be based at Intel’s office in Munich, Germany.
Morales, 47, previously served as vice president, Sales and Marketing Group, and general manager of Asia-Pacific operations. He replaces Maria A. Marced-Martin who retired from Intel earlier this month. |more|


Samsung Electronics showcases first GPRS camera phone in Middle East

Dubai – 22 January 2003 – Samsung Electronics, the global leader in digital technology, has announced plans to unveil a Tri band, GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) enabled handset with built-in camera for the Middle East market. The SGH-V200 mobile phone will allow users to communicate via audio, image, text-based data or the Internet, with its built-in Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) 1.2-compliant browser. It also supports EMS (Enhanced Messaging Service) and MMS (multi-media messaging service). |more|


50,000 Ford Crown Victorias delivered to customers in Saudi Arabia

Jan 21st, 2003- Dubai, UAE- Al Jazirah Vehicles is also the world's largest Ford Crown Victoria dealer, both in terms of sales and inventory, for the sixth consecutive year.

“The Crown Victoria has been Ford's mainstay in Saudi Arabia and there are now 50,000 reasons why the car is so popular,” said Sheikh Abdullah Al Kraidees, president of Al Jazirah Vehicles Agencies Co., the Ford and Lincoln importer-dealer in the Kingdom. |more|


Sun Enhances Focus on Middle East Market Based on New Business Wins

20 January 2003, Dubai, United Arab Emirates- Sun Microsystems Middle East & North Africa announced today its enhanced strategic focus on the Middle East region based on projected growth, including several key customer projects that are increasing the company’s regional market share. |more|


International Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair & International Watch & Clock Fair to be held in Dubai in March 2003.

 Dubai, UAE  January 20, 2003 (PRN): The first and exclusive trade fair for the fashion jewellery & accessories industry in the Middle East titled, International Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair (IFJA 2003) and the first specialized trade fair for the Watch & Clock Industry in Dubai, titled International Watch & Clock fair (IWCF 2003) will be held at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre (formerly the Dubai World Trade Center) from 10th to 12th March 2003. |more|
 


Samsung Cyber Challenge Dubai 2003

Dubai, 20th January 2003: Samsung Electronics, the global leader in digital technology, today announced its plans for the Samsung Cyber Challenge Dubai 2003. The challenge is an online gaming event held in alliance with Emirates Internet and Multimedia’s (EIM) www.mplayer-arabia.com, the region’s premier online gaming site. |more|


HP Displays its range of DesignJets at the ME. Sign and Graphic Imaging  Exhibition

19 January 2003, Dubai, UAE - Hewlett-Packard Company is proud to display its diverse offering of versatile DesignJets, including the large format printers enabling businesses to print in superior quality at higher productivity rates. |more|
 


HIGHTECH PAYMENT SYSTEMS LAUNCHES OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

19 January 2003, Dubai, United Arab Emirates- Hightech Payment Systems (HPS) today announced the launch of its operations in the Middle East, with the opening of its new office in Dubai Internet City, UAE. The software company, which provides a range of comprehensive payment solutions for businesses, is looking to get closer to its existing Middle East customers and to capitalize on changing patterns in the use of credit cards, ATMs, POS and payment by mobile phone in the region. |more|


RECORD GROWTH AND EXPANSION FOR HILTON’S WORLDWIDE RESERVATIONS CENTRE

Dubai, January 19, 2003: Hilton International, the world’s leading hotel brand has revealed record growth for its Dubai-based Hilton Worldwide Reservations Call Centre, with staggering call volumes handled in 2002. |more|


ARAMEX INTRODUCES AUTOMATED SHIPMENT TRACKING INFORMATION SERVICE

Dubai, January 19, 2003: ARAMEX International, the leading provider of total transportation solutions in the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent, has launched an automated Shipment Tracking Information (STI) service, providing customers with direct and timely information on their worldwide shipments. |more|


ACER WINS “BEST NOTEBOOK” AWARD IN THE MIDDLE EAST FOR THIRD YEAR IN A ROW

16 January 2003-Dubai, United Arab Emirates- Acer Computers (M.E.) Ltd. continued its domination of the mobile computing market by winning the “Best Notebook” award for the third year in succession at the seventh annual IT Middle East Awards ceremony at the prestigious Emirates Towers Hotel. |more|

 


COMPUTER ASSOCIATES WINS BEST ENTERPRISE SECURITY SOLUTIONS PROVIDER IN MIDDLE EAST IT AWARDS.

16 January 2003- Computer Associates (CA) today announced that it has been named “Best Enterprise Security Solutions Provider” in the prestigious Middle East IT Awards. CA was recognized for the success of its world-class eTrust family of security solutions and services, and for its achievements in the Middle East enterprise marketplace. |more|
 


XEROX launches fast affordable printing solutions in the Middle East

Dubai, January 07, 2002: Xerox Middle East has launched DocuColor 2240 and DocuColor 1632, its latest fast, affordable colour printing solutions aimed at the region’s medium and large enterprises. These two new colour multifunction systems will deliver the low costs, fast print speeds and image quality that will accelerate the migration from black-and-white to colour in the office and among quick-print shops. The systems print, copy and scan, expanding options for managing colour documents in paper and electronic form. |more|


Demand for lcd monitors to rocket IN THE REGION in 2003

 05 January 2003-Dubai, United Arab Emirates- Demand for liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors in the Middle East will surge in 2003, according to end-of-year research conducted by BenQ, the region’s leader in digital lifestyle products. |more|


HP and Microsoft team up to accelerate Middle East’s adoption of .NET

Dubai, Jan 1st, 2003 – Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft have announced that there will be a local rollout of their joint $50million worldwide initiative designed to enable enterprises to connect their information, people, systems and devices through .NET and web services. The initiative builds on the longstanding relationship between the companies and combines HP’s IT infrastructure technology and services expertise with Microsoft .NET software. |more|
 

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