Published October 31st, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Company press release: Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) has unveiled major growth plans for its Global Technology Services (GTS) subsidiary, including the setting up of a software testing laboratory and off-shore facilities. 


GTS, which develops and markets specialised information technology resources, also announced, at the GITEX 2000 information technology show, new strategic alliances with Compaq, NCR and Wonderware Corporation. 


"This follows a highly successful strategic alliance with Oracle Middle East, representing its entire suite of e-applications and technology products," said Hussain Sultan, Chief Executive, ENOC. 


GTS will now co-host and conduct live demos and presentations at the Oracle Open World Forum. "This will be one of many seminars and presentations GTS will access to launch new specialised software and solutions for various industry segments," added Sultan. 


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Originally established to service ENOC's own in-house I.T. requirements, GTS also provides independent clients with a reliable and cost-effective alternative to the development of in-house information technology resources. 


The GTS team comprises 50 highly qualified and experienced industry specialists, project leaders and technology consultants with vast experience in I.T. implementations across multiple application segments. The core team represents over 250 man years of I.T. industry experience. 


"GTS has successfully executed projects in a wide span of industries from manufacturing to trading and distribution as well as the oil and gas and retail sectors," said Hussain Sultan. "Other clients fall into the financial services, health care, education and engineering segments." 


GTS' main activity areas include: enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications consulting, implementation, training and support; project management; E-business consulting services, both B2B and B2C portals; customised software development and facilities management. The company also offers specialised solutions for the oil and gas industry, including fuel outlet retail automation, fuel inventory management, distribution and central payment systems. 


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GTS has completed ERP implementation in 30 days for large Middle East institutions. It also managed the implementation of Oracle Financials within the ENOC-EPPCO Group and developed a fully-fledged interface for Oracle Financials with other third party ERP systems, such as the Wonderware Avantis - Asset Management System. 


The company is also a successful early adopter of new technologies, including Oracle Developer 6.2, Java2, OOCL and XML. 


"The establishment of GTS fit extremely well with ENOC's overall mission to be a catalyst for economic diversification and to set benchmarks for excellence," added Sultan. 


"The company will work closely on major Dubai Government projects, including e-Governance initiatives. It will also promote I.T. awareness in the region by working on non-profit initiatives within the higher education sector to develop I.T. competency among UAE nationals." 



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