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Muscat, Oman, United Arab Emirates, 2007/05/27 - Gulf Business Machines (GBM), exclusive distributor for IBM products and services in the GCC (except KSA), and a Gold Partner of Cisco in the region, is participating at the Cisco Expo 2007, to be held on 29th May 2007 at Shangri La - Barr Al Jissah.
A large number of IT specialists in Oman are set to visit the Cisco Expo 2007, taking place in Muscat, at the Shangri-La Hotel on May 29, 2007, where the latest and most innovative of Cisco networking solutions will be showcased for the rapidly growing Oman market.
Gulf Business Machines (GBM), the exclusive distributor for IBM products and services in the GCC (except Saudi Arabia), and a Gold Partner of Cisco in the region, is participating as a sponsor and exhibitor in this one-day event with a renewed force and with a greater confidence in its networking solutions offerings.
Commenting on the event, GBM Country General Manager for Oman, Mr. Olivier Mouries said: “The increased focus and demand in Oman, from all sectors, on Networking and Cabling solutions is another indicator of the tremendous economic growth taking place in recent years. Sound design and implementation of these solutions require a high level of skills and qualified resources which GBM Oman, as a Gold Cisco partner, is committed to deliver to its customers. We are excited to present our new products through this expo, which mainly targets GBM-Cisco current customers such as the various Governmental bodies, small-and-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and services providers as well as potential customers.”
As a Cisco Gold Partner, GBM is currently certified for a number of Cisco Advanced Partner Technical Specializations, which include: Advanced Unified Communications, Advanced VPN security and Advanced Wireless LAN. The range of Cisco networking solutions provided by GBM in Oman include: Network Services, Cabling and Connectivity, Data Centre Design and Implantations, Integrated physical security services, CATV System & Solutions, Cisco Active network solutions, Cisco IP telephony Solutions, Network/Systems Management, Network Design and Consultancy, Implementation Skills, Post Installation Support, Project Management, Network security Solutions and Specialized Building Integration Solutions.
“GBM has more then 60 certified Cisco Engineers, 11 of whom are at the very challenging expert level of the CCIE and 22 CCNP/CCDP Professionals. We also have on-board, six Cisco security certified specialists (CCSP),” highlighted Mr Mouries, while pointing out that the company employs a total of more than 600 professionals across the region dedicated to delivering world class IT and Networking Solutions.
Enjoying the coveted status of the recipient of the Customer Satisfaction Excellence Star, GBM Oman has won several prestigious awards such as Cisco Partner of the Year for the Gulf region 2002, Cisco Partner of the Year for the Gulf region 2003, Cisco IP communications Partner of the Year for the Gulf 2004, and Cisco Security Partner of the Year for the Gulf 2005.
Gulf Business Machines began its operations in 1999. With over 40,000 products to the GBM portfolio and distribution network across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman, the company today offers an extensive range of services from consulting to deployment, and integration to support, for a growing customer base throughout the Gulf.
The company aims to help customers beat the many IT challenges by providing the best products and services, through its flexible and mobile workforce of over 400 IT professionals, ensuring extensive reach and unrivalled local market knowledge throughout the region.
GBM is the recipient of the prestigious Dubai Quality Appreciation Award from the Government of Dubai, and has won Best System Integrator at the Network Middle East awards for the past three years.
The company is also a unique Gold Certified Partner of Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, having attained the Gold status across the region.