Sun Micro to double ME business
Dubai, February 9, 2008
Sun Microsystems is recruiting more than 40 new executives in order to double its Middle East business in three years.
To meet increasing customer demand for industry vertical solutions in sectors such as financial services, telecoms and energy, and to keep pace with growth in its software and blade server solutions, Sun is actively seeking to increase its staff in the Mena region by at least 35 per cent in the next six months, the company said in a statement.
The company is actively recruiting professionals in the Middle East while also looking to European and Asian markets for fresh talent.
“It’s vital that Sun keep pace with the region’s appetite for the technology that is fueling the economic growth in the Gulf and elsewhere, and to meet both our targets and those of our customers, we need at least 40 new professionals on board in the first half of 2008,” said Sun Microsystems Mena managing director Chris Cornelius.
The areas where Sun is seeing most dynamic growth in the Middle East region is in its software and services business, given that organisations in the region have diverse hardware platforms that need to be integrated and leveraged.
In industries such as telecom service provision, government, aviation, and financial services, Sun is witnessing robust demand for its data centre and information management solutions.
“From customer-facing sales roles through to technical experts, pre-sales and managerial roles, we are recruiting right through the organization, and launching an internship scheme with a number of universities in the region to cultivate new talent and help stem the shortage of certified IT professionals in the Mena market,” he added.
In order to increase the available base of technology skills in the regional market, Sun is also approaching universities in the GCC and beyond to foster its internship programme, aimed at developing IT talent in Arab nationals. – TradeArabia News Service