Cloud Computing Solutions Enabling Greater Efficiency and Higher ROI

Published October 18th, 2010 - 08:19 GMT
Al Bawaba
Al Bawaba

Allowing greater flexibility and choices, cloud computing is a growing trend among businesses nowadays.   LINK Development, one of the most reputable and innovative IT solutions and services providers in the Middle East, is presenting companies with several cloud computing solutions at this year’s Gitex. 

Visitors to the Microsoft stand at Gitex will have the chance to experience part of LINK Development’s suite of IT solutions and services aimed at enhancing corporate effectiveness by increasing employees’ productivity and reducing cost of ownership and processing time.  The solutions are based on the latest Microsoft technologies, in the cloud, some which include and Meet Online, two business-ready solutions aimed at increasing efficiency while providing higher returns without upfront capital investments in hardware servers or software license.

According to Gartner Inc., technology analyst firm, the cloud computing industry is set for major growth, with global sales predicted to US$ 148.8 billion (Dh546 billion) by the end of 2014, up from US$ 58.6 billion last year.
Irini Rafaat, Managing Director of LINK Development says: “Cloud computing continues to thrive as an alternative option to on-premise applications because of its savings, effectiveness and flexibility.  In the last five years, a growing number of banks, telecoms operators, and public sector organizations in the Middle East have virtualized and hosted their technology environments as a means to maximize IT investment and reduce operating costs.”

Being experts in Microsoft virtualization technologies, LINK Development allows organizations to assess their current datacenters and choose the proposed virtualization design best suited for their environment.  It offers server, desktop, and application virtualization that increases business growth and continuity, by enabling more efficient resource utilization and sharing. With the complete set of tools offered by LINK Development’s solutions, customers can now access, deploy and update desktops, servers, laptops, and mobile devices across enterprise networks.  The result is tremendous flexibility for users, combined with new levels of competence and agility for IT departments. is one of the latest innovation platforms offered by LINK Development and is becoming the prime destination for cloud-computing solutions, serving small to medium sized businesses, as well as enterprises.

Furthermore, the cloud computing platform allows companies to focus on their core businesses and run innovative applications without the extra costs of in house servers and additional staff.   In addition, companies have the flexibility to upgrade and downgrade the hosted CRM packages they invest in according to their size, budgets and changing needs.

Another star of the show in cloud computing is the collaboration technology, Meet Online. It offers real-time and cost effective interaction within staff members and is an excellent option for e-learning programs, new employee training, technical training, sales and reseller training as well as customer meetings and training. 

“We realize that many companies are forced to cut back on various activities such as travel and training programs to curtail additional spending.  With this in mind, we have ensured that our user-friendly Meet Online solution allows such companies to continue to offer quality training more cost-effectively,” says Irini Rafaat.

Offering a wide array of interactive tools, Meet Online enables its users to share applications, presentations and documents, launch audio-video conferencing and whiteboard easily. Its solutions facilitate real-time interactive meeting for knowledge sharing and collaboration.   

“In today’s competitive world, software and technological innovation are key contributors to helping companies gain an edge.  Enabling greater efficiency and higher ROI for businesses, we are not surprised at the rate of growth for the cloud computing industry,” says Irini Rafaat.  
“We are pleased to be work alongside Microsoft at this year’s Gitex in offering the latest cloud computing solutions,” Irini concludes. 

Please visit the LINK Development team at Gitex this year at Microsoft stand in Hall 7 to get a demonstration of what the new solutions can do for your organization.

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