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Gulfnet, Microsoft in cloud computing tieup

Kuwait, April 20, 2010

Gulfnet Communications, a member of Kipco Group, has partnered with Microsoft Kuwait to introduce new computing concepts driven by the combination of the Internet and cloud services in the country.

A leading internet and online data services provider in Kuwait, Gulfnet said the new offering known as “Gulfnet Cloud” is the country’s first cloud computing offering set to benefit small and medium businesses (SMBs) to help them communicate efficiently and drive business success.

Based on Microsoft technologies, Gulfnet Cloud provides complete mobility, seamless scalability, high security and guaranteed privacy of proprietary data stored and exchanged, it added.

Gulfnet Cloud business solutions also ensure total compatibility and integration with all Microsoft products and services as well as with third party solution providers. It is an ideal business collaboration platform with a myriad of powerful and highly scalable solutions that provide seamless collaboration features.

Commenting on the launch, Ehab Mostafa, country manager, Microsoft Kuwait, said, 'We are on the verge of a new era in computing, in which innovative software applications on intelligent devices, complemented by Internet-based data storage and services, will offer SMBs increased control over their information while enabling seamless experiences across multiple devices.'

This next generation of computing holds enormous potential as SMBs can look at the cloud as a cost-saving alternative that is flexible and convenient.

'We are pleased to partner with Gulfnet to launch this new offering in Kuwait with the aim of stimulating and enabling the country’s SMBs to become more agile and competitive,' Mostafa added.

Wael Al-Sultan, COO of Gulfnet Communications, said, 'It gives us great pride to be the first company to introduce a cloud computing offering in Kuwait.'

'Gulfnet Communications and Microsoft enjoy a long-standing relationship and with this cloud offering, we hope that SMBs will recognize the convenience, security and reliability of both on-premise software and Web-based services which in turn will give them more control and flexibility over the technology they deploy – all at reduced costs,' Sultan remarked.

'We believe this is the right balance that will help them achieve business success in today’s economy,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service




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