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60 Mins Show dates: 14-18 October 2012, Dubai World Trade Centre
| AT GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK | Exhibition hours: 11am -7pm
ZTE rolls out convergence solutions
ZTE, a global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has announced a series of ICT convergence solutions this week. The solutions aim to create a transparent and intelligent system to improve government and enterprise efficiency. They will expand public service capabilities and support enterprise customers’ innovation
goals, improve the quality of life for the general public, and eliminate digital gaps in societies. According to ZTE, informatisation is a significant force for promoting economic and social progress, and is a notable development trend in the world today. ZTE is offering customers, such as government departments and organisations in the oil, power and transportation industries, ICT
convergence solutions based on a cloud computing platform. The ZTE solutions converge networks, platforms and applications along with image and data acquisition systems. Using them, a smart city can provide a public platform based on a cloud computing based data switching centre; a national broadband network integrating wireline broadband, wireless broadband, OSS and cloud computing based public service platforms; and smart-grids covering every link from power generation to customer service. With the ability to react intelligently to a vast range of data inputs, the systems aim to give end users convenient and fast services across a wide range of sectors. “This is one of the company’s key strategies in 2012, and ZTE has accumulated 15 years’ experience in the government and enterprise networks market,” said ZTE vice president Xu Ming. “ZTE has made significant inroads in the MEA (Middle East and Africa) enterprise network market, and has gained experience by leading ICT convergence solutions in South Africa, Egypt, Botswana, Mauritius, Nigeria and Tanzania. Together with partners, ZTE is committed to speeding up the development of government and 4 CONTINUED ON PAGE 3
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ZTE rolls out convergence solutions
Wang Yiwen, CTO, Government and Enterprise Business, MEA, ZTE enterprise information technology to improve efficiency, boost business competitiveness and construct a safer social environment.” ZTE continues to invest in the government and enterprise field, with revenue from these sectors in the first half year of 2012 growing 70 percent compared to the same period in 2011. ZTE’s business strategy in the MEA region is to build synergies and leading partnerships to develop nextgeneration ICT convergence solutions
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and assist government departments, enterprises, local operators, and higher education institutions to help MEA countries achieve real improvements in the services they deliver. “The Middle East market is very important for ZTE. Almost 20% of our global business comes from the MEA region. We think there is a lot of opportunity here for both operators and enterprises,” said Wang Yiwen, CTO, Government and Enterprise Business, MEA, ZTE. “In the Gulf countries there will be a very big investment in transportation. It’s very important to develop economies, so there is a big potential out here. Also, because the government wants to improve efficiency and interact more with the general public, they also hold a lot of potential for us,” he added. According to its financial reports, ZTE saw a 26% year-on-year increase for the MEA region. Yiwen said the company anticipates at least another 20% regional growth in the next year.
Iomega signs Metra as VAD The storage specialist has signed Metra as a B2B VAD distributor for UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Iraq & Yemen, with the aim of increasing its reach into SMBs, SMB resellers and value-added resellers. “With our focus on the SMB channel, this comes as part of a wider reach strategy which Iomega is investing in for the ME region, with an tremendous focus to be on the ground to support the SMB market as well as the SMB business-to-business distribution structure. With Metra, we are fulfilling another part of our B2B reach and expanding our support. Metra has been chosen because of its strength and reach to different channel segments, whether it is system integrators, resellers or corporate resellers. We are confident Metra will be an important addition to our existing distribution partners in the region, where there is room for all to grow,” said Cizar Abu Ghazaleh, regional director for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey at Iomega.
Cizar Abu Ghazaleh, regional director, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, Iomega ‘Storage needs of organizations are rapidly growing, Cost effective retrievable storage offerings are a necessity of every IT manager. Storage is forming part of every RFP however big or small. Metra is focusing big time on storage, both SAN and NAS with various solutions. Iomega’s SMB NAS offerings complement perfectly with Metra’s focus on solution sales and the strength in the SMB markets in the ME region,” said Mohamed Eissa, Executive Vice President, Metra Computer.
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Dubai eGovernment launches Electronic Service Catalogue
On the sidelines of its ongoing participation in GITEX Technology Week 2012, Dubai eGovernment has launched its comprehensive Electronic Service Catalogue as part of its plans to offer more innovative channel-based services, which it regards as key pillars of Dubai eGovernment. To facilitate access for all industries, the 51 catalogued services are classified into two categories, the
first covers 42 services offered to government authorities and organisations, while the second includes nine services targeting individuals and businesses. The services are presented in a hierarchy showing the various divisions and sections of Dubai eGovernment, with detailed description on every service and its prerequisites. Some of the key services offered to
the public sector include government resource planning (GRP) systems which allow government entities to automate their resources and administrative processes; government information network enabling joint government network services and internet access; messaging and collaboration solutions offering online messaging and communication; and after-service support. The services provided to the public and corporate sector (citizens, residents, visitors and businesses) include the eRecruitment Portal offering job opportunities within Dubai government organizations; eComplaint system to file complaints with government entities; e-Suggest system where users can submit their suggestions on how to enhance service delivery; and ePay which allows users to pay their government-related bills and fines via the Internet.
Evolis launches next-gen card printer Evolis, which manufactures solutions to personalise plastic cards, has introduced Primacy, a new highperformance card printer designed to deliver single or dual-sided cards in runs for a variety of applications, from basic IDs to highly-secure cards. Through Primacy, Evolis is revisiting its range of office card printers thanks to a new solution that is easy to use,
flexible and very fast. Featuring cuttingedge encoding technology, it is an ideal solution for issuing cards on a decentralised basis. Primacy precisely meets card printing and encoding needs for medium and large runs. It represents an excellent choice for personalising public transport cards, payment cards, ID badges, subscriber cards, as well
as multi-feature cards. As a particularly efficient and flexible card printer, Primacy can handle any changes in user needs. The same machine can print either on one or both sides, and the dual-sided option can be activated easily by the user, on-site. This process applies to all encoding options, which the user may install quickly whatever the required configuration
“The Electronic Service Catalogue is part of Dubai eGovernment’s strategic approach to leverage its technically advanced online services and applications to make it easier for our clients, including businesses, citizens, residents and visitors using our services, thus increasing public confidence in our secure, state-ofthe-art electronic services framework. Participating at GITEX 2012 gives us the opportunity to raise more public awareness on the objectives, vision and services of Dubai eGovernment,” said H.E. Ahmad Bin Humaidan, Director General of Dubai eGovernment. “We currently offer 51 integrated services to government authorities, individuals and businesses, such as our newly launched mobile e-payment system. This move complements the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to provide a comfortable lifestyle in Dubai while adhering to the highest international standards across our interactive channels,”he added.
(magnetic strip, standard contact chip, or contactless RFID chip). The printer stands out thanks to its high printing quality and to the great speed with which the cards are personalised. It is the fastest device in its category, able to print up to 210 single-sided and 140 dual-sided colour cards per hour. It features “Evolis Premium Suite” software which makes configuring the printer and its consumables extremely easy, thus saving considerable time.
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Office Gemini showcases scanning and document management solutions
Office Gemini, already widely established in the Emirates, is presenting its new lines of software - Dokmee and Diamond Vision. Dokmee is a turn-key document management software including
all DMS features with a very attractive price point. Dokmee is able to meet the needs of any size company no matter how small or large. In addition to its obvious time and space saving qualities,
Dokmee is very intuitive making the programme easy to learn and simple to use. Dokmee is packed with features such as a built in image and Microsoft Office viewer, multi leveluser administration, document annotations, workflow, version control, OCR, file retention, E-mail management, virtual PDF printer, Microsoft office integration and much more. With many different licensing options, and an Arabic interface, Dokmee is a real user friendly and complete document management system. Diamond Vision Product Line, the scanning software provides powerful production level image and data capture with no per click charges or limitations on
scanning and OCR functions. It is the perfect answer for scanning service bureaus, scanning departments within large corporations, or companies in any industry needing to catch up on a backlog of converting paper files to electronic images. Diamond Vision provides a detailed reporting tool to track costs, productivity and profitability. With many other built in features such as database lookup, full text OCR, 1D and 2D barcode recognition, zone OCR, bates labeling, watermarking, unlimited scanning on every station, and much more, Diamond Vision is a great solution for the price conscious buyer. Office Gemini is exhibiting at the French Pavilion.
Keynectis sets shop in Dubai To support the region’s strategic growth and meet increasing market demand for digital identity solutions, Keynectis, a French based company, has announced the opening of its new office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The core business of the company is to develop and implement PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) and digital signature systems together with related software products, solutions and services. By providing trust technologies and services, Keynectis empowers governments, financial institutions, and businesses to manage digital IDs and make electronic documents & transactions secure, for the benefit of end-users across the globe. Working directly or indirectly in more than 20 countries, the Company also considers indispensable to set up entities close to its existing customers on the areas where dynamics of Printed with GIT cartridges
Pierre Servettaz., General Manager of Keynectis Middle East
projects is acknowledged. The entity, located in the United Arab Emirates, is called Keynectis Middle East and settled in the Dubai Internet City.
“The UAE has become a central location for companies from across the globe and a gateway to the Middle East and Asia/Pacific markets. Dubai and Abu Dhabi, in particular, consistently demonstrate business potential with most international majors setting up their offices and running business operations to reach out to their target audience” says Pascal Colin, CEO of Keynectis. “With the opening of our new office in Dubai, we will be close to our customers in the region, standing by them to help them be successful in their entire projects” he adds. The Dubai office operates under the directorship of Pierre Servettaz., formerly Vice-President of Gemalto Middle East. “Our goal is to increase security and broaden the range of government services available online
“ The UAE has become a central location for companies from across the globe and a gateway to the Middle East and Asia/ Pacific markets .”
to ease the lives of the citizens, while optimizing costs. Keynectis’ expertise in security software has a proven track record in using innovative technology to pioneer e-government and corporate projects. We are delighted to set up operations in UAE” adds Pierre Servettaz, General Manager of Keynectis Middle East. Keynectis is exhibiting at Hall 4, Booth # C4-32.
Published on Oct 15, 2012
Published on Oct 15, 2012
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