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Fri 13 Oct 2006 08:00 PM

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Pro Technology launches in Saudi

Firm debuts with new models of products range in Kingdom

Integrator Pro Technology has marked its entry into the Saudi Arabian market with the launch of new models of its storage solution products.

The firm has also entered into a strategic alliance with Jeddah-based Almariah Supplies and Services Company (MSSCO), to represent Pro Technology’s solution and products in the Kingdom and also signed an agreement with I-technosoft as the sole distributor of Pro Technology’s Securewave product in the region.

The new offerings launched in Saudi include the RLS5244 model of automated tape storage solution Qualstar, the 3945N model of Storageflex and Canto’s ‘Cumulus7’ digital asset management system.

Pro Technology said it was look forward to bringing its experience from working in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to Saudi Arabia.

“Being the distributors for leading names such as Qualstar, Nexsan, Symantec, Storageflex, and Canto, we are keen to introduce their state-of-the-art solutions to this high-growth market. Customers can also be assured of high-quality consultancy and after-sales services from Pro Technology,” said Jamal Maraqa, managing director of Pro Technology.

Maraqa said it was important for companies to look at implementing reliable storage solutions due to the fact that the possibility of firms losing data at some point was very high.

“Statistics show that 60% of enterprises that do not use storage and disaster recovery solutions are prone to losing their financial and administrative data, which in turn can affect its competitiveness and business performance,” he commented.

Abdullah Almutrif, managing partner of Pro Technology’s Saudi operation, added that with the rapid growth the Saudi IT sector was experiencing, Pro Technology was very positive about its prospects in the market.

“Saudi Arabia is also the biggest and fastest growing IT market in the region. The IT spending in the country exceeded US$8 billion in 2005, which represents 45% of the total spending for the GCC. With an annual growth rate of 20%, the IT spending is expected to touch US$60 billion by the year 2020,” Almutrif explained.

“We believe that the introduction of Pro Technology in the Saudi IT market will strengthen the market,” he added.

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