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Noor Advanced Technologies strikes deal with NCR

NCR and Noor have announced a strategic alliance, through which NCR will provide Noor with consulation, implementation and support services.

NCR Corporation and Noor Advanced Technologies announced today a long-term strategic alliance that will allow Noor to provide sophisticated e-business infrastructure solutions to the Egyptian and regional market. NCR, a leader in providing e-Business Infrastructure Services, will provide Noor with technical expertise, support and engineering resources to allow rapid deployment of turnkey solutions that can be implemented quickly and effectively to allow Middle East organizations to capitalize on the Internet economy.

This announcement is a further strengthening of the partnership between one of the worlds top multinational technology companies and Noor, Egypt’s leading Internet and web-based technology company. Last month, NCR, Noor and Cisco Systems announced a $100 million agreement to build a massive Internet infrastructure in Egypt. This further strategic alliance between Noor and NCR Corporation was signed by Noor Chairman and CEO Basel Dalloul and NCR Chief Operating Officer Bill Amelio.

The purpose of this Strategic Alliance is to establish a formal relationship between the two companies in the areas of technical, operational, business and strategic planning. This will be done by establishing a common vision and set of goals, driving technology development in the region to the ultimate benefit of the Middle East business community.

By combining the organisations’ services and efforts, Noor Advanced Technologies and NCR will be able to provide unique turnkey e-Business Infrastructure solutions to the regional market.

As part of this strategic alliance NCR will provide Noor with a set of business solutions in the field of e-Business Infrastructure solutions, Data Warehousing, Self Service and Retail that will help Noor Advanced Technologies enhance its market share and deliver quality services to its customers.

“NCR’s global presence, its know how in designing and implementing e-Business Infrastructure Solutions, and its global partnerships with telecommunication leaders such as Cisco Systems were the decisive factors behind this strategic alliance,” commented Noor’s Basel Dalloul.

Bill Amelio, COO of NCR, said: “Noor’s vision will revolutionise the way people use the Internet in the Middle East. NCR is proud to participate in transforming this vision into reality, and contribute to the progress of e-Business in this region.”

“This partnership between our companies will deliver a number of very real business benefits to the business community in the Middle East, not the least of which is a pooling of skills to drive both technical development and the use of Internet technologies by local businesses,” said Nidal Abou-Ltaif Director NCR e-BIS for Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa.

Through this agreement, NCR becomes Noor's preferred provider of consulting, implementation, and support services for its network customers. NCR will also become Noor's provider for ATMs, web kiosks, and data warehousing. Noor becomes NCR's preferred network service provider for its existing customers in the region.

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