Injazat Data Systems signs Service Provider Licensing Agreement with Microsoft Gulf

Published June 14th, 2009 - 09:11 GMT

Agreement enables Injazat to deliver Microsoft Software-plus -Services offerings including E-email, Corporate Instant Messaging and Workspace Collaboration

Injazat Data Systems, the leading Information Technology and Business Process Managed Services provider in the region, has announced that it has signed today (Sunday, 14 June 2009) a Service Provider Licensing Agreement with Microsoft Gulf, which will enable Injazat to provide an expanded range of Software -plus- Services offerings including E-email, Corporate Instant Messaging, Workspace Collaboration and Customer Relationship Management.

The expanded line of services will be released to the market in stages within the next 12 months, as Injazat revealed that the recent opening of the Injazat Premier Datacentre at Mohamed bin Zayed City will serve as a key factor in the seamless implementation of the newly incorporated services. The partnership will leverage Microsoft's best-in-class software development capability and Injazat's proven track record as a world-class provider of IT services in the UAE and beyond.

"It is Injazat's vision to continuously provide world-class solutions that address the diverse challenges affecting our clients in the UAE and the rest of the region. Through this partnership with Microsoft Gulf, we aim to help our clients further improve the flexibility and reliability of their IT capabilities, while at the same time maximising the value of their IT investments," said Ibrahim Mohamad Lari, CEO, Injazat.

"The rate of adoption of IT solutions in the Middle East region, particularly the Gulf, has achieved considerable growth, which represents a significant business opportunity for Microsoft. We believe that Injazat will provide an ideal platform that will complement Microsoft's software-plus-services offerings and maximise our expansion drive in this rapidly-growing market. Taking a platform approach via software-plus-services will make it possible for customers and partners to build deploy and manage solutions on and off the Web, while ensuring that the experience remains seamless across PC clients, servers, services, mobile and other devices. said (Charbel Fakhoury, General Manager), Microsoft Gulf.

Injazat Data Systems is a joint venture between Mubadala Development Co. and EDS, an HP company with 46 years of global expertise in the IT managed services industry. Injazat holds more than 50 per cent of the UAE’s IT outsourcing market and will further raise the level of the Middle East’s managed IT services sector through its Tier IV design certified data centre, the first facility of its kind in the region.

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