Abdulla Hashim, Senior VP at Etisalat with Virender Aggarwal, President of HCL Technologies
Etisalat today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement with HCL Technologies, a leading global IT services provider, to bilaterally cooperate and explore collaborative opportunities for offering innovative ICT services to customers. The partnership agreement was signed by Mr. Abdulla Hashim, Senior Vice President, Business Solutions at Etisalat and Mr. Virender Aggarwal, President, APAC & MEA, at HCL Technologies.
As per the agreement, Etisalat and HCL Technologies will work together to explore the possibility of collaboration for offering joint ICT solutions to business customers in the areas of Mobility, Cloud Computing and advanced ICT services. The organizations will endeavor to share intellectual capital and industry expertise, towards developing and offering collaborative ICT value propositions to enable Middle East enterprises leverage new disruptive technologies towards accelerating their business growth.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Abdulla Hashim, Senior Vice President, Business Solutions at Etisalat said: “Etisalat is delighted to partner with HCL Technologies in our unswerving commitment to offer new age ICT solutions and provide enhanced value centric services to our
customers. Through this intellectual capital driven association Etisalat endeavors to provide a differentiated user experience to its customers while reducing complexity and cost. This unique knowledge based partnership will create unparalleled level of expertise to implement, support and facilitate effective use of ICT applications and technologies.”
“In addition to providing avant-garde services for our customers, this partnership will also consolidate Etisalat’s position as the region’s most forward-looking telecommunications and ICT service provider, as we continue to lead innovative developments in the ICT industry and seek to shape the technology and communications market of the future,” Mr. Hashim added.
According to Virender Aggarwal, President, APAC & MEA, for HCL Technologies, “This is a strategic partnership for HCL Technologies and we see great potential in delivering joint solutions around mobility that can drive efficiencies within enterprises. Given the enterprise focus on reducing costs and driving operational efficiency, we see a strong synergy between HCL Technologies and our demonstrated expertise in cloud computing and mobility allied with Etisalat’s world class telecom infrastructure and focus on ICT services. Given our respective strengths, we will be introducing a range of innovative services for enterprises to cement UAE’s position as one of the most advanced nations in terms of Telecom and ICT services in the region.”
The collaboration between HCL Technologies and Etisalat comes at a time when IT solutions are increasingly taking centre stage in organizational business plans to jumpstart growth, enhance productivity and optimize efficiency in line with renewed economic growth in the UAE. Technology trends have also evolved and today the UAE is leading the way in adoption of mobility solutions and cloud computing. The convergence of device connectivity, software innovation and cloud-based services is enabling a greater number of people and organizations to gain access to information and communicate and collaborate in more powerful ways.