Comtech Global to handle Microsoft services in Oman

Top Quote Comtech Global, a division of ITON Corporation, will handle Microsoft Services in Oman. Comtech Global was inaugurated in Oman, on the 25th of June, 2011. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 02, 2011 - ITON Corporation, one of the leading technology service providers in Oman, signed an agreement with Microsoft on June 25, 2011, as its first service provider in the Sultanate.

    Comtech Global, the business division of ITON, will be handling all services including Microsoft license leasing, deploying and customization for various products, including Active Directory, Exchange, Forefront, SharePoint, Office 2010 as well as Dynamics CRM and ERP.

    On the commercial front, ITON will be built around providing both cloud and on-premise services to the customers reducing capital expenditure associated with hardware, licensing and support.

    Speaking about the launch of Comtech Global, Shiva Prasad, Founder and Chief Executive of ITON said, "We were able to successfully launch a 30-day risk-free pilot programme for SharePoint and signed up a few customers prior to the event".

    "The Comtech Global team has experts on Microsoft Technologies and have been providing onsite services under the ITON flag for Active Directory, Hyper-V, Exchange Migrations and SharePoint Enterprise Deployments and Customizations", he added.

    Bundling the latest generation of Microsoft Technologies and a locally hosted data centre at the Knowledge Oasis Muscat, ITON will be offering unparalleled service with premium onsite options and training. Talking about the venture with ITON, Nigel Horncastle, Solution Sales Manager at the Microsoft (Bahrain and Oman), said: "We are equally thrilled to work with ITON and I am sure it will help us to extend our reach in Oman. As Microsoft's service provider, ITON will expand its products across region. With the flexible licensing options Microsoft products will be available across the Sultanate of Oman with the help of ITON."

    Mehdi Abbas, Vice-President (Sales and Marketing) at ITON said: "This will be a unique service providing businesses of all types with cost-effective infrastructure, development and hosting services for Microsoft Business Solutions.

    Today, ITON is redefining the paradigm for managed services by combining Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Deployment as a Service." With the advent of Comtech Global, ITON has tied up with Ernest & Young as their strategic partner and advisor for the new initiative.

    Commenting on cloud initiatives, Mohammed Nayaz, Ernest & Young director of advisory services said: "In Oman, we are seeing an emerging trend in organizations showing interest and embracing cloud computing in a gradual manner. At Ernest & Young, we provide advice and hand old organizations through their journey of identifying technology systems from a traditional model to a cloud computing model. With our strategic relationship with ITON, we will assist organizations in developing cloud transformation strategy."

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