Making the grade

Perhaps one of the most important foundations for any nation’s success is its education system. Endeavouring to meet the high standards of the UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi Education Council implemented a modern enterprise management solution to create an integrated system within its networks.

Brain power

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals’ specialist courses are world-renowned. With formidable alumni including the CEOs of Saudi Aramco and Saudi Electricity Company, the University depends on the first-class delivery of education services, with mobility now at the core of that aim.

At your service

Upholding Dubai’s five-star standards is no easy task. Prasanna Rupasinghe, Director of IT, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, launched a seamless guest-facing application powered by contemporary IT infrastructure that could deliver first-class HDTV and hotel services.

Need for speed

With its internal departments siloed and lacking process alignment, Saudi Diesel Equipment Company needed unity and efficiency in its technology. Ahmed Alkooheji, Department Head, IT and PMO sought an ERP solution that could provide transparency and clarity for the firm.

Cash in a flash

When Kuwait Credit Bank introduced a new loan scheme for women in 2011, it received unprecedented and unmanageable demand in its branches. CIO Tariq Al-Usaimi was compelled to create an artificial intelligence solution that slashed the loan approval time to an astonishing 90 seconds.

First in flight

Gulf Air, the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has a history of flying high. The firm’s Director of IT, Dr. Jassim Haji, relished the opportunity to upgrade its data centre to a first-class package.

Information investment

With its companies siloed and speaking different IT languages, Khalifa Butti Bin Omeir Group needed a fresh solution that could unite its finance and HR operations. Samir Mayani, IT Director, KBBO, opted for a Cloud-based ERP solution to drive the change.

Five-star access

In the hospitality industry, service is everything. When the quality of Internet wasn’t up to the Amwaj Rotana’s high standards, IT Director Rabih Merhy sought a new solution that could keep business and leisure guests connected throughout the facility.

Set in concrete

With a lack of sufficient processes to ensure timely delivery of its product, Gulf Precast was suffering. Mohammad Shahzad, ICT Manager, Gulf Precast Concrete, implemented an enterprise-wide ERP solution which has vastly improved operating processes and had a huge impact on the company’s bottom line.

Savvy shopping

Shoppers at the global grocery chain Carrefour come in for the savings, and leave laden down with the week’s shop. What they don’t see are the piles of paperwork it takes to keep things running smoothly. The potential for data loss when working with a paper-based system was simply too high for Ihab Damouri, GM of HR , Carrefour Middle East, to abide. He turned to technology for a solution.

Paper purge

Any firm specialising in construction and engineering work needs rock solid business processes to match its concrete end products. Unfortunately for BATCO Group, a reliance on paper documents left the firm with serious problems. IT Manager Chadi Eid sought an enterprise content management solution as a remedy.

The powerhouse

King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah has a vital new research tool. Not just any new system, its High Performance Computer has been rated as the 360th most powerful supercomputer in the world. Dr Iyad Katib, Director of the High Performance Computing Centre, discusses the current and future uses of the behemoth.

Virtual velocity

With a growing number of passengers and an ever-expanding fleet of planes, flydubai is soaring. With success such as theirs, however, often come a few challenges. To address their IT needs, flydubai turned to virtualisation so that their vision would never be grounded.

Cool, calm, connected

When planning a getaway, most travellers fantasise of ice cold beverages on the beach, relaxing massages and thowing their smartphone into the ocean. The reality is, however, that modern holiday-makers can rarely ditch their devices completely. When they need to connect, they demand speeds that will get them away from the screen and back on the beach.


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