CISCO Partner Summit 2006 (Gulf and Pakistan)

CISCO Partner Summit 2006 (Gulf and Pakistan)

 

CISCO Partner Summit 2006 (Gulf and Pakistan)

Cisco Systems, Inc.CISCO Partner Summit 2006 (Gulf and Pakistan) took place at the Jumeriah Beach Hotel on 15th April. The attendants from Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE as well as Pakistan were welcomed to the event by the rhythm of beating drums by the CISCO management team. The Theme was to further strengthen CISCO’s award-winning Channel Partner Program to align with changing customer requirements and market growth opportunities in the region.

Entertaining presentation on competitive edge and how to win and grow together addressing emerging markets followed. Attendants were educated about the Enhancements made to the Program to Maximize Reseller Growth, Profitability and Differentiation and how the enhanced Cisco Channel Partner Program will assist and reward partners who develop the technology breadth to deploy broad, integrated network solutions and the technology depth to deploy advanced security services, Unified Communications applications and other highly specialized solutions.

[IMAGE]

In his keynote address at the Cisco Partner Summit 2006, Mark De Simone, Cisco Systems' Vice President for Middle East & Africa unveiled plans to roll out the information technology industry’s first offer-based channel program strategy. Over the next year, Cisco will launch three new channel partner programs that will assist and reward channel partners who deliver global resale, outsourcing and managed network service offerings to customers. These new programs will complement the existing Cisco Channel Partner Program, which primarily supports local resale offerings, and will map to the distinct offerings that Cisco partners are delivering to the market.

The event was filled with knowledge rich presentation, breakout sessions dealing with Public Sector, Data Centre/Storage, CCRE, IPC & IPCC, Service Provider and the most interesting part – the Programs and Promotions. There was an awards ceremony followed by a motivational speaker at the dinner reception. Media was invited to a cocktail where they got an opportunity to mingle with the senior CISCO managers. It was of particular interest to hear how CISCO is in the process of reinventing IT and taking it to the next level of ICT.

“Industry changes are driving the change to the partner program. We've been moving more capabilities that used to be in the application or middleware into the IP network,” said Tarek Ghoul, Regional Channel Manager at Cisco Systems Gulf and Pakistan. “The market has bought into the idea of the network becoming the platform, with new capabilities and applications migrating from the application or middleware layer to the IP network. That means more opportunity for partners, increasingly the opportunity is as much on the services side as it is the equipment side.”

From Pakistan, Corvit has the most visible delegation. Dr. Aamir Matin, CISCO Country GM, Pakistan was also present and wished IT Insight well. Cisco Systems, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of networking and communications products worldwide. The company provides products for transporting data, voice, and video within buildings and across campuses. It offers routers, which interconnect computer networks by moving data, voice, and video from one network to another; and switching systems that are used to build local-area networks (LAN), metropolitan-area networks, and wide-area networks. Cisco’s technology products comprise home networking products, which enable users to share Internet access, printers, music, movies, and games; Internet protocol telephony products for transmitting voice communications; optical networking products, which provide a path for telecommunications carriers, as well as for carriers and enterprises; and security products, which protect information systems from unauthorized use. It also offers storage networking products that deliver connectivity between servers and storage systems. In addition, the company offers wireless LAN and outdoor wireless bridging products. These products include access points; an integrated wireless and wireline switching system; wireless LAN client adapters; bridges; antennas; and accessories. Cisco offers its products and services primarily through its direct sales force, as well as through distributors and retail partners. The company has strategic alliances with AT&T Corp.; BearingPoint, Inc.; Bell South Corporation; Cap Gemini S.A.; Electronic Data Systems Corporation; Fujitsu, Ltd.; Hewlett-Packard Company; Intel Corporation; International Business Machines Corporation; Italtel SpA; Microsoft Corporation; Motorola, Inc.; SBC Communications, Inc.; and Sprint Corporation. Cisco was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California










  • 25-Apr-2006 00:00
  • Muhammad Farooq
  • Muhammad Farooq's picture
  • Telecom
  • Event Date
    «  
      »
    S S M T W T F
     
     
     
     
    1
     
    2
     
    3
     
    4
     
    5
     
    6
     
    7
     
    8
     
    9
     
    10
     
    11
     
    12
     
    13
     
    14
     
    15
     
    16
     
    17
     
    18
     
    19
     
    20
     
    21
     
    22
     
    23
     
    24
     
    25
     
    26
     
    27
     
    28
     
    29
     
    30
     
     
    Add to calendar
     
     
    More IT INSIGHTme

     

     

    IT

    COMMENT: 5G-The Future of the network

    Vick Mamlouk, VP of Wireless Sales at CommScope MEA, talks about how 5G is shaping the future of the telecommunication sector.

    With continuously increasing mobile use, mobile connections are soaring into the billions, as the demand for mobile data is outweighing the traditional calls and texts that dominated the airways half a decade ago. On average, a new mobile generation has appeared every 10th year since the first 1G system was introduced back in 1981 by Nordic Mobile Telephone.

    GSMA director general resigns

    Anne Bouverot, GSMA director general, has decided to resign from her position.

    She will become the chairwoman and CEO of Morpho, a vendor or security and industry solutions.

    The GSMA has already started a search process to find a new director general. The organisation expects to introduce the new director shortly.

    UPDATE 2-Angry Birds maker bets on animated movie as profit drops

    * FY operating profit falls 73 pct to 10 mln euros

    * Sales down 9 pct as licensing business drops

    * Angry Birds movie total cost more than $160 mln

    (Adds analyst comments)

     

    By Jussi Rosendahl

    HELSINKI, March 19 (Reuters) - Finnish mobile games maker Rovio pinned its hopes on Thursday on a costly 3D movie project helping it return to growth, after a 73 percent profit drop gave the latest sign its mainstay Angry Birds brand is losing appeal.

    Phishing set to plague region, warns ESET

    Phishing is gaining popularity among cyber criminals because of its simplicity and low labour requirements, and regional organisations need to be on their guard, cyber-security specialist ESET has warned.

    In an interview with ITP.net for its Cyber Kung Fu Master Class, Neo Neophytou, founder and managing director of ESET Middle East, Greece and Cyprus, said the information-snatching cyber-attack was becoming the weapon of choice for gangs hoping to steal credentials and compromise the IT infrastructures of regional organisations.

    Telecom

    New method to assess energy efficiency of networks

    ITU and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) have agreed a new standard to measure the energy efficiency of mobile radio access networks (RANs), the wireless networks that connect end-user equipment to the core network.

    du launches new business plan for SMEs

    du has launched a new business plan for SMEs that offers free calls within their business, among other benefits. The Business Mobile Plan is a result of the ‘simplify’ strategy that the company is following during 2015.

    Qatar: Standing out in the telecoms sector

    The telecommunications industry in Qatar is one of the healthiest in the region. Qatar’s population more than doubled from around 0.98 million in 2006 to 2.1 million in 2014, providing a new consumer base to operators, according to the analyst firm BuddeComm.

    Following ITU recommendations and listening to the demands of the sector, the country published the Qatar National Broadband Network (QNBN) that aimed to connect all individuals and businesses to a fibre broadband network by 2015.

    Qatar's Ooredoo expects revenue to fall in 2015

    DUBAI, March 19 (Reuters) - Qatar's Ooredoo forecasts its revenue will fall by as much as 3 percent in 2015 and core earnings will drop by a similar margin, a presentation by the telecommunications operator on its website shows.

    Ooredoo, which has expanded its operations into about 15 territories in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, is considered among the best-run of the Gulf operators, having avoided the excessive prices which its regional rivals paid to build up foreign portfolios.

    Media

    قلم يرسم أشكالًا ثلاثية الأبعاد على الهواء

    ابتكرت شركه ' ووبل ووركس' الأمريكية قلما ثلاثي الابعاد فريد من نوعه ، حيث انه يرسم اشكالا ثلاثية الابعاد في الهواء، واصبح القلم متاحا للبيع في الاسواق بسعر75 دولارا امريكيا .

     

     

    United Arab Emirates profile

    The UAE is a regional and international centre for TV and media, alongside Egypt and Lebanon. Dubai Media City and twofour54, Abu Dhabi's media zone, were set up to attract key players.

    Spiky sales patterns impact UAE retail channel

    The UAE retail channel for ICT and consumer electronics (CE) products is witnessing increasingly spiky sales patterns, experiencing major peaks and troughs from one month to the next, as the impact of specific sales events exacerbates market volatility. The UAE retail channel has already experienced Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) and Abu Dhabi Electronics Shopper in 2013, and the inaugural Gitex Shopper Spring – dubbed mini-Gitex by some vendors – is currently taking place in Dubai.

    Gadgets

    SONY CES 2015 Summary

    The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies.

    Held in Las Vegas every year, it has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.

    10 Best Innovations at CES 2015!

    some of the favorite tech from every category at CES 2015.

    Top Tech Revealed at CES 2015

    Trisha runs down the the most anticipated gadgets & gizmos announced at #CES2015

    Insight

    Targeted Attacks and Malware Set to be Biggest Cyber Threats of 2015

    Article Author: Mohamed Djenane, Security Specialist, ESET Middle East

    2014 was a big year for the cyber security industry with shocking revelations emerging of data breaches of immense scale conducted against some of the largest and most prestigious global organizations. At the start of the year, ESET, the global leader in proactive digital protection,

    Countering the Cost of Compliance

    Author: Emily Wojcik, Senior Product Marketing Manager - Information Management, CommVault

    ‘Watch’ out for the Latest Weapon of DDoS Attacks: Network Time Protocol Attacks

    Author: Mahmoud Samy, Regional Director, Middle East, Russia and CIS at Arbor Networks

    OpenFlow – Creating a Solid Foundation for Software-Defined Networking

    Author: Samer Ismair, Network Consultant, MEMA at Brocade Communications

    Traditional networks and data centers are being stretched to their limits. They were never designed for today's astronomical growth in bandwidth-intensive applications—and the ever-increasing demand for speed, scalability, and resilience.

    People

    Batelco appoints new group CEO

    Batelco Group has announced that Batelco Group CEO, Alan Whelan is leaving the group and Ihab Hinnawi, who holds the role of CEO at Batelco’s sister company Umniah, will be appointed as the group’s acting chief executive officer.

    eXtra names new CEO

    Saudi-based retailer United Electronics Company eXtra, has announced the appointment of Abdulhameed Abdulaziz Al Ohali as the chief executive officer of the company with effect from 10th March 2015.

    This followed the Board of Directors accepting the resignation of the previous CEO Karim Al Dahabi, who quit the post for personal reasons and has been appointed as a strategic advisor to the company.

    Mobile network infrastructure across MEA

    Chris Buist, director at Coleago Consulting, talks about how operators can share infrastructure in some countries in the Middle East and North Africa region to improve their revenues.

    Network infrastructure sharing agreements are nothing new. They have been around for decades in one form or another and have experienced 200% global growth in the last five years. But, with the exception of passive sharing in certain South Asian markets, the trend has largely bypassed the Middle East and North African (MENA) region.

    Batelco appoints new group CEO

    Batelco Group has announced that Batelco Group CEO, Alan Whelan is leaving the group and Ihab Hinnawi, who holds the role of CEO at Batelco’s sister company Umniah, will be appointed as the group’s acting chief executive officer.