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AOC appoints Fire Bird

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Display panels vendor AOC has continued its growth with the expansion of its operations to CIS with the appointment of Fire Bird Distribution FZE as its authorised distributor for CIS Central Asia region. In terms of the agreement, Fire Bird will distribute the complete range of display products covering Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Brian Liu, VP Sales – MEA & CIS, Central Asia, AOC said, after witnessing exponential growth in the Middle East & Africa region, AOC […]

HP ME launches first HP Print Station

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HP Middle East and Al Suwaidi Computer Co LLC have launched the first HP Print Station in Dubai, a concept that will ensure that the business community has a reliable, professional and convenient one-stop printing shop to enhance any business or marketing materials. HP Print Stations are HP branded stores focusing on service and convenience that will primarily address small and medium enterprise customers and will cater for a wide range of printing applications. The HP Print Station Dubai will […]

Optimus moves to new HQ

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Optimus Technology and Telecommunications, a regional value added distributor (VAD) of IT and telecommunications products, recently relocated its regional headquarters from Jebel Ali Free Zone to its new offices in Hawai Towers on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. The move to the new location, according to the VAD, will help the company expand and streamline its regional operations and consolidate its fast growing business. The existing JAFZA office will act as Optimus’ regional support and service centre for it channel […]

Toshiba intros new notebook

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As Toshiba celebrates the 25th anniversary of the world’s first mass-market laptop, the Toshiba T1100, the vendor has used this milestone in computing history by announcing three new products. These include the lightest and thinnest, full-function 13-inch laptop, an Android-based mobile internet device, and a limited edition dual-screen Windows device. This announcement marks a significant milestone in Toshiba’s ever-expanding list of product innovation. Since the launch of the world’s first mass-market laptop computer, the Toshiba T1100, April 1985, Toshiba has […]

AOC unveils new monitor array

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AOC, part of Taiwan based TPV Technology Limited has announced the launch of its latest Ultra Slim and fashionable LED Monitor AOC e2240Vw with its unique design and key features it targets business as well as fashion and environmentally cautious customers in the Middle East and Africa region. The monitor incorporates multi-ECO technology along with intelligent energy saving functions such as eSaver and eSensor, which allows the monitor to save nearly 50% on energy consumption as compared to the conventional panels. The monitor comes in wide range of sizes ranging from 18.5inch to 24 inch.

Saudi Xerox upbeat about KSA growth prospects

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Saudi Xerox has reported 20% growth for 2009, this is despite a challenging economic year. The solid growth achieved in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) underscores Xerox as one of the top performing vendors in the Saudi market with further plans to aggressively expand across the Middle East region. Ehab Guindi, GM of Saudi Xerox said, “The strong growth achieved in 2009 reflects our strength in providing proven and advanced printing and document management solutions to the local market […]

LG Electronics maintains regional expansion

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LG Electronics (LG), a technology provider in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances has continued its regional expansion by launching its latest LG Lifestyle Gallery, a dedicated LG Electronics outlet, in Doha, Qatar, bringing the total number of outlets in the GCC region to four. Since the beginning of 2010, the company has added two outlets to its portfolio across the region, in line with its plans to reach its customers by allowing them to experience the products directly […]

Dell appoints UAE country manager

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PC powerhouse Dell has appointed Nazih Moufarrej as regional sales manager for Dell in the UAE. Based in Dubai, Moufarrej will be responsible for growing Dell’s commercial business across the region and will work closely with the channel community to deliver simple, flexible, high-value solutions to large enterprise and public sector customers. In his new role, Moufarrej will continue to build on the established strong relations with Dell’s VARs and customers, supporting the Dell customer experience across the full storage, […]

Emitac Distribution appoints GM

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The Emitac Group, a regional provider of IT, communication technology and healthcare products, solutions and services, has announced the appointment of Patrick Mulligan as General Manager of Emitac Distribution. Mulligan will be responsible for the management and reporting on all areas of Emitac Distribution’s activities in the region. In his new role, Mulligan will redefine and execute Emitac’s business development strategies, drive sales support and marketing activities and build, maintain and strengthen relationships with vendors and channel partners. “This is […]

Lenovo has new GM

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PC vendor Lenovo, has appointed Ali Al-Amine as the new Regional GM for the Middle East, Egypt and Pakistan (MEEP) region. The appointment, which is effective 1st April, sees Al-Amine who has been Lenovo’s transactional business director since mid-May 2009 and has over 15 years of experience in the technology market assume responsibilities for Lenovo’s operations in 13 countries across the Gulf, North Africa and Levant, as well as Pakistan. “In his previous role, Al-Amine has built a very credible […]

AOC expands its Middle East presence

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AOC monitors, part of Taiwan-based TPV Technology Limited has reinforced its faith in the Middle East region after expanding its operations into Egypt. Equipped with a very strong and comprehensive product platform, production strength and scaled operations, AOC has been able to maintain a year-on-year growth of above 20% for three consecutive years. Brian Liu, Vice President Sales – MEA & CIS, Central Asia at AOC said, “Since the launch of AOC last year in the Middle East region, we […]

AMD GM exit creates uncertainty

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Following Gaith Kadir departure as regional GM at AMD Middle East, Turkey and Africa, it is still unclear when a successor will be announced. Kadir’s surprise exit comes just after a year of him having joined AMD to run its regional operations for a second time. AMD’s partners have been speculating as to whether Kadir’s exit at the chip maker is going to lead to broader company layoffs at its Middle East, Turkey and Africa operations. Although AMD has not […]