Computerlinks is EMC’s largest distributor in the region, hence the jointly held event, said Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President for Turkey, Africa and the Middle East, EMC, as he delivered a welcome note to the large gathering of partners.
A statement by Computerlinks CEO Stefan Link also made a statement thanking partners for their support.
Awards were then dished out to two of the region’s top-performing partners. Firstly, Mideast Data Systems (MDS) Oman was called up – the solutions provider had secured the top spot for highest revenue earned this year, and was presented with an award and a gift.
“We’ve worked hard to reach this stage, and we’ve shown great commitment to reach this level of growth, and we’re feeling great today because we’re being recognised,” said Said Al-Mandhari, Deputy General Manager, MDS, who accepted the award.
Next to be called up was STS, which had been recognised as the Middle East partner that showed the highest level of incremental growth over the past year. The Jordan-based reseller had impressed by securing a large number of new EMC customers, and spreading its widening its customer base across the region.
Ajman Mazahreh, Co-Founder and CEO, STS, accepted the award as well as a gift of a Rolex watch on behalf of his firm.
“Though it’s an expensive gift, I think the value behind its sentiment is even better,” he said after receiving the award. “And I love that we’ve been awarded for incremental growth – we’re spreading our base, which means ongoing business. Guys who have begun a relationship with us can come back in a year and get upgrades.”
While Jordan is surrounded by a number of politically unstable countries, Mazahreh said that he believed the situation in Jordan was promising. He said that he foresees a bright year ahead for EMC and STS, and that he’d be hoping to come back next year to pick up another Rolex.