The Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) has signed a three-year enterprise agreement with Microsoft Corporation at Gitex 2003. The agreement confirms KOTC's continued leverage and deployment of Microsoft technologies, products and services.
The Microsoft platform helps in successfully running and operating 34 oil tankers across the world. Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing.
Microsoft Gulf and Eastern Mediterranean (GEM) opened its Dubai-based Middle East headquarters office in 1991, since then subsidiaries were opened in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Microsoft GEM was responsible for the company's business in Pakistan, Oman, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan, Cyprus and Malta.
Since 1999, Microsoft also opened offices in Lebanon, Kuwait and Pakistan and an office in Jordan and Oman. Microsoft recently refocused their office in Kuwait to become Microsoft North Gulf, acting as a central office that supports Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Iraq markets. — (menareport.com)
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