Acer Computer Middle East has announced today that deals to a value of over US$15m were concluded last week with three Arab Ministries of Education (MoE) which will see a total of more than 16,000 desktop units delivered before the end of October 2006.
The largest deal, a US$12m tender from the Jordanian MoE, led to the provision of 12,000 ‘Veriton’ Desktops with Acer also providing a pre-tender consultancy role to the Ministry.
Acer also concluded significant deals with the MoEs in the Sultanate of Oman and the Kingdom of Bahrain, each to a value of more than US$1.5m.
“We are exceptionally pleased to have consolidated our leadership in the Middle East’s education sector and to have the confidence of many Arab governments to facilitate for them such solutions that support the future and long-term growth of their education systems,” said Sanjay Kachroo, Business Development Manager – Desktops, MENA Region, Acer Computer (ME) Ltd.
“As requirements in the education sector increasingly come to rely on modern IT equipment and infrastructure, it is not simply a case of which vendor can provide a certain number of PC units. It is more about which company can truly understand, feel and participate in the growth of a country’s education system,” added Kachroo.
With a dedicated team that deals exclusively in the education sector, Acer is clearly positioned to be the long-term vendor of choice for the region’s education solutions and is supported by the IT vendor’s already long-established relationships with many regional ministries and governments.
In related news, Acer also announced that it has cemented another longstanding relationship with the UAE’s Sharjah University – an order of 1,200 PCs to the value of around US$1m was also concluded this week.