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ValueSys becomes Novell VAD in Egypt

ValueSys has been appointed as a value-added distributor (VAD) for Novell products in Egypt. ValueSys will focus on building up the route-to-market for Novell and Linux solutions in Egypt, ensuring that channel partners have the necessary certification and training.

ValueSys has been appointed as a value-added distributor for Novell products in Egypt. ValueSys will focus on building up the route-to-market for Novell and Linux solutions in Egypt, ensuring that channel partners have the necessary certification and training.

Prior to its appointment as a value-added distributor, ValueSys had been a Novell silver partner with product resell rights. ValueSys has now become Novell’s first Egyptian gold partner.

“It is fantastic to have a partner like ValueSys in the region providing first class support, representing Novell in the region and providing technical expertise and services,” said Gordon Ratcliffe, general manager at Novell Middle East. “We value this partnership and look forward to educating and equipping the channel through ValueSys.”

Wael Hosny, general manager at ValueSys, added: “We observe an increasing demand for Linux in Egypt, which we would like to capitalise on. This is an opportunity to build up a strong brand name for Linux and Novell in the region. ValueSys and Novell talk the same language and share the same vision.”

Novell claims that the Egyptian market offers tremendous growth opportunities. Operating as an authorised distributor, ValueSys will help push Novell and SUSE products into the enterprise market and also handle training and certification of channel partners. ValueSys plans to educate the channel in a number of areas including the deployment, support and security issues related to Linux solutions.

“ValueSys has all the required skill sets to provide support, training and consultancy on Linux and Novell products for clients,” concluded Naser Samaenah, country manager at Novell Middle East.

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