Region’s SMEs expect demand for networking solutions to rise by up to 30 percent
Demand for networking solutions is expected to rise by up to 20 percent in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and up to 30 percent in the Levant, anticipate the majority of resellers catering to the small to medium market, surveyed by IDC in October 2002, in a research commissioned by Tech Data.
Cisco Systems and Tech Data FZ-LLC launched the web-based ‘SMB Engage’ program to the technology reseller channel in the region. The program aims at helping Cisco’s authorized channel capture an anticipated growing need for networking products.
”The small to medium market is the fastest growing sector in the Middle East. SMB Engage brings a variety of tools that Cisco resellers can use to capture the opportunity in the market,” , according to Cisco’s Channel Manager Jon Saunders.
Tech Data Corporation, founded in 1974, is a global provider of Information Technology (IT) products, logistics management and other value-added services. Ranked 117th on the Fortune 500, the company and its subsidiaries serve more than 100,000 technology resellers in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.
Tech Data's service offering includes pre- and post-sale training and technical support, financing options and configuration services as well as electronic commerce solutions. The company generated sales of $17.2 billion for its most recent fiscal year, which ended January 31, 2002.
Tech Data FZ-LLC is the largest trade-only distributor of computer hardware, software and services for MENA (Middle-east and north Africa region). Tech Data’s main office is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), with warehouse and logistics operations are in Dubai, Jebel Ali, Dubai Airport Free Zone & Bahrain Air port Free Zone. — (menareport.com)
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