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Injazat contracts top $US 190 million in first year

IT outsourcer, Injazat Data Systems, a Mubadala – EDS joint venture, based in Abu Dhabi, won contracts worth more than US$190 million in its first year of operation.

IT outsourcer, Injazat Data Systems, a Mubadala – EDS joint venture, based in Abu Dhabi, won contracts worth more than US$190 million in its first year of operation.

Established in February 2005, Injazat now supports private and public sector organizations in the UAE with IT managed services that cover infrastructure management, helpdesk, application management services, networking, security services, and consultancy.

Ibrahim Lari, Injazat Data Systems’ CEO said: “I see Injazat as a catalyst for innovation and growth in a fast track Abu Dhabi economy. Our success this year has confirmed our original business plan and we are now in a position to expand our business in 2006, by opening new operations in Dubai and Qatar.

“We started with a team of four, and in less than a year, we have grown into a strong team of over 260 professionals of which 40 per cent are nationals, all of whom are client-focused and keen to support our commitment to Service Excellence,” he added.

The company also has a graduate development programme aimed at developing the UAE’s IT talents. Currently, 24 national are involved in the programme.

Commenting on Injazat’s growth, Lorcan Malone, COO, said: “We are responding to an emerging market need, and in 2006 we will continue to explore new opportunities in Abu Dhabi as well as in Dubai and Qatar. We are seeing increasing demand in the private sector, across the UAE, Qatar and Oman, and we aim to expand our client list in that direction,” he said

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