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Doha, Qatar — March 12th, 2017 — Qatar Datamation Systems participated in QITCOM 2017, which is Qatar’s biggest digital event. It is the fourth edition of Qatar’s information and communication technology exhibition and conference.

This event was held within the span of three days from the 6th to the 8th of March at the Qatar National Convention Center, bringing together both international and local experts, specialists, key government decision makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs in the field of Information Technology.

Qatar Datamation Systems, as a Microsoft Gold Partner, was stationed within the Microsoft Booth, which gave the QDS Team many opportunities to share ideas and connect with fellow partners.

This event also paved a way for the QDS Team to interact with new clients who were interested in what the company had to offer, as well as strengthen ties with clients who were already associated with Qatar Datamation Systems and its partners.

Qatar Datamation Systems is very honored to become exhibitors at such global events and the team looks forward to attending future exhibitions that can help local companies such as QDS to globalize and share their solutions.

Qatar Datamation Systems
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Sales@qdsnet.com
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Doha, Ad Doha 13856
Phone: +974 44439900
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Moving Milaha to Cloud

QDS has successfully moved Milaha operations to cloud with Office 365, SharePoint 2016, etc.

Qatar Navigation, also known as Milaha, is one of the biggest maritime logistics, oil, gas, and transportation companies in the Gulf region, which meant it was sometimes difficult to manage all of their data. With the help of QDS, the Milaha IT Team established Azure’s trustworthiness and security around clients accessing Milaha applications via a web-based access panel. An important component within this was extensive penetration testing by a security expert, who concluded that the service was secure. QDS also helped launch Office 365 for Milaha so that it provided fast performance, and 24/7 support. QDS believes that Azure is the foundation for looking forward into the future, enabling companies to optimize the IT costs and normal expenditures, while creating space and cost savings for innovation that may lead to further improved cost efficiency in the long term.

Microsoft Case Study:
https://customers.microsoft.com/en-us/story/milaha-logistics-office365-azure-cloud-services-sharepoint-server-2016-en

Qatar Datamation Systems recognized as 2016 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for Qatar 2nd Year in a Row

Doha, Qatar — May 31st, 2016 — Qatar Datamation Systems today proudly announced it has won the 2016 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award for Qatar for 2nd Year in a Row. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

“Winning The Microsoft Partner of the Year 2016 Award twice in a row is the greatest acknowledgement of our efforts to align our growth strategy with the Microsoft Devices, Cloud, Productivity, and Business Processes ideologies. It is an honor to be recognized for our leading role in the Microsoft Partner ecosystem in Qatar as well as for the success of the innovative solutions we have designed and implemented for our customers,” said Mohammad Alam, General Manager of Qatar Datamtion Systems.

Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,500 entrants from 119 countries worldwide. QDS was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services, as well as representing excellent subsidiary engagement in Qatar.

The Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Awards honor partners at the country level that have demonstrated business excellence in delivering Microsoft solutions to multiple customers over the past year. This award recognizes QDS as succeeding in effective engagement with its local Microsoft office while showcasing innovation and business impact, driving customer satisfaction, and winning new customers.

“Digital and cloud are transforming the ways in which company work, engage with customers and contribute to the bottom line,” said Muhammad Ali Khan, Manager – Business Applications, QDS. “Every day at QDS, we innovate with passion and purpose to help our clients transform their businesses through the power of the Microsoft ecosystem.”

“We are honored to recognize Qatar Datamation Systems of Qatar as a Microsoft Country Partner of the Year,” said Gavriella Schuster, general manager, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “QDS is a prime example of the excellent talent we see in our Microsoft partner community to deliver innovative and transformative solutions.”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year.

Qatar Datamation Systems
For additional information:
Sales@qdsnet.com
203 GRIDCO III C RING Road
Doha, Ad Doha 13856
Phone: +974 44439900
Fax: +974 44432154

Qatar Datamation Systems recognized as 2015 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for Qatar

Doha, Qatar — July 14, 2015 — Qatar Datamation Systems today proudly announced it has won the 2015 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award for Qatar. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

“It is a remarkable achievement to earn the award given by a global technology power, such as Microsoft”, said Mohammad Alam, General Manager, QDS. He also stated, “This is an enormous success and acknowledgment of long-term exceptional and systematic work of our team for our customers. Our great passion for technology, innovation and achieving results has lifted us to the level of reliable and trustful partner. We are proud of our team and our customers whose common work has lead us to this respected title.”

Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,300 entrants from 108 different countries worldwide. [Insert name] was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services, as well as representing excellent subsidiary engagement in Qatar.

The Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Awards honor partners at the country level that have demonstrated business excellence in delivering Microsoft solutions to multiple customers over the past year. This award recognizes Qatar Datamation Systems as succeeding in effective engagement with its local Microsoft office while showcasing innovation and business impact, driving customer satisfaction, and winning new customers.

“We are honored to recognize Qatar Datamation Systems of Qatar as a Microsoft Country Partner of the Year,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “Qatar Datamation Systems’s dedication to providing outstanding value for our mutual customers is a prime example of the excellence we see in our talented community of Microsoft partners.”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year.

A gaint media House migration

QDS has done the Biggest Migration of an On Premises Datacenter to Microsoft Azure

QDS has accomplished one of the biggest On-Premises Datacenter migration to Microsoft Azure Cloud. A video case study has been published on Microsoft site. The project required a lot of deliberating and strategic planning. QDS placed its highly skilled and experienced workforce to deliver all of the requirements of the customers. The project was comprised a lot of things like to migrate the whole infrastructure, business applications that are not limited to ERP, CRM, SharePoint, and custom developed application. QDS also took advantage of Microsoft SAAS offerings to host email servers, Microsoft projects, CRM and On Office 365. QDS always has demonstrated its innovative abilities and successfully raised the bar in technology and related services which can be comprehended through customer’s gratification and satisfaction.

Microsoft Video Case Study:

https://customers.microsoft.com/Pages/CustomerStory.aspx?recid=22519

QDS has been appointed to deliver DataCetner development and Migration project for one of the biggest tv channel in Qatar

QDS recognized as a trusted partner for providing services and solutions to one of the largest TV Channel of Qatar

Despite of aggressive local competition, QDS has been selected with the opportunity to work with one of the biggest media house. QDS was accountable for building a whole new data center for this very global network of the channels. The project started with building a new data center which included Servers, Storage, Network Infrastructure, Security Solutions, ITSM solutions, and Private cloud Implementation based on Microsoft Solutions. QDS is also providing with the services of migrating 2500 users to the new date center, migration of Applications, ERP, Collaboration Platform, ITSM Solution, Etc.

Microsoft Surface creating evolution in the world of education

QDS has been awarded with an extraordinary strategic solution project to create significant impact in the sector of education. The project is an alliance with the most prestigious educational organization, Supreme Education Council, Qatar. The vision of the project is to digitize the classroom which will be a dynamic shift in education. The project introduces a new technology, software, eLearning content and activities into the classroom. This amazing approach will allow students and faculty members to explore new ideas, challenge oneself through personalized learning paths and lastly, to express oneself in a completely different and unique way which was never done before. Therefore by sharing same perspective towards educational improvement, the two parties took initiative to deploy Microsoft technologies and Microsoft Surface devices. Introducing such technology to the classrooms will enhance reading, typing and learning experience of the students. This step assures the alteration of typical education mindset. Such triumph reflects QDS commitment to enrich the Qatari education system and give back to the community.

Aruba Networks Installs One of the Middle East’s Largest Wireless Networks for the Hospitality Industry at Ezdan Hotels West Bay in Qatar

Enterprise-Class Wi-Fi Network Able to Support more than 32,000 Mobile Devices across 3,000 Guest Rooms and Hotel Facilities

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 5:00 am PDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN) has successfully completed one of the Middle East’s largest wireless LAN projects in hospitality at the 3,000 room Ezdan Hotels West Bay in Qatar. In addition to enabling complimentary Wi-Fi services across the facility, the Aruba wireless overlay design dramatically cuts network cabling costs.

“Today Wi-Fi is an essential technology to satisfy travellers who expect to stay connected at all times,” said Samer Habbouch, Territory Manager, Qatar at Aruba Networks. “Although most guests expect Wi-Fi to be a free service, they are quick to vocalize their dissatisfaction if the wireless quality is not up to mark. Aruba's enterprise-class mobility solution has enabled Ezdan to provide its guests with hassle-free, secure and reliable Internet access.”

According to Ezdan Hotels West Bay, the decision to select the Aruba wireless solution was based on the proactive support of Aruba Networks and its integration partner, Qatar Datamation Systems (QDS), and Aruba’s ability to centrally manage and automate labor-intensive tasks. This was particularly important given the large size of the property, which made manually configuring and maintaining Access Points (APs) a significant challenge.

While the Hotel continued to operate at full capacity, QDS completed the deployment in just three months avoiding any inconvenience to guests. QDS installed Aruba wireless across the entire facility including guest rooms, banquet halls, parking, pool and additional guest areas. Each AP was strategically deployed to extend wireless coverage to more than one room, reducing the number of APs and installation time to reduce overall cost. The Hotel utilized Aruba Mobility Controllers giving its IT team the ability to manage secure authentication, encryption, VPN connections, IPv4 and IPv6 services, and wireless intrusion protection for more than 32,000 mobile devices simultaneously.

With Aruba's solution in place, Ezdan Hotels West Bay now has complete visibility and control of the network and devices on it from a single, easy-to-use interface. The Hotel's IT Team has also added comprehensive real-time monitoring capabilities to streamline troubleshooting and remediation by implementing Aruba AirWave Network Management. According to Aruba, AirWave allows the Hotel to ‘identify and resolve problems in its wireless network before the issue results in helpdesk calls from guests’.

“Aruba's mobility solutions are centered around delivering enterprise-grade quality and performance in a cost-efficient package,” said Samer Habbouch. “This huge project at Ezdan Hotels West Bay is further validation of our capabilities to meet #GenMobile mobility needs in the hospitality sector. The new Aruba infrastructure not only supports complimentary Wi-Fi for guests but can also be leveraged as a platform to generate new revenue streams through premium service offerings.”

Ezdan Hotels West Bay is a part of Ezdan Holding Group, which is featured among the world's leading organizations in Forbes Magazine’s Global 2000 list. With the Hotel already reaping the benefits of Aruba's wireless network, plans are underway to replicate this success in other companies that are a part of the Group.

About Aruba Networks, Inc.

Aruba Networks is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company designs and delivers Mobility-Defined Networks that empower IT departments and #GenMobile, a new generation of tech-savvy users who rely on their mobile devices for every aspect of work and personal communication. To create a mobility experience that #GenMobile and IT can rely upon, Aruba Mobility-Defined Networks™ automate infrastructure-wide performance optimization and trigger security actions that used to require manual IT intervention. The results are dramatically improved productivity and lower operational costs.

Listed on the NASDAQ and Russell 2000® Index, Aruba is based in Sunnyvale, California, and has operations throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions. To learn more, visit Aruba at http://www.arubanetworks.com. For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter and Facebook, and for the latest technical discussions on mobility and Aruba products visit Airheads Social at http://community.arubanetworks.com.

QDS have been award for HP and Microsoft Outstanding Frontline Partner for 2014 in Virtualization & Private Cloud

Qatar Datamation Systems, a leading Qatar Systems Integrator, was nominated as the HP and Microsoft Frontline Part¬ner (FLP) of the Year 2014. QDS was chosen as the winner after review by the FLP management team because the win encompasses a good Microsoft/HP private cloud solution and highlights the joint solutions Microsoft and HP are offering clients in the current marketplace.

The award being held in The Newseum in Washington D.C. – 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW – Washington, DC. The award was team including Sue Barsamian –VP of Worldwide Indirect Sales (HP) and Stephen Boyle – VP of Enterprise Partner Group (Microsoft) gave the Award and it was accepted from QDS side from Mr. Muhammad Ali Khan, Team Lead Applications.

To provide the necessary level of reliability and flexibility to its customers, QDS delivers a combination of HP servers and storage and Microsoft virtualization and systems management that enables their customers to build and deploy cloud-based solutions to meet their current and future needs. With a goal of delivering end-to-end solutions that give customers maximum per¬formance, reliability, usability, and flexibility, QDS builds customer solutions that deliver the best possible Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) experience.

IaaS is a core component of the cloud computing experience. HP delivers the HP CloudSystems Matrix, which enables the rapid pro¬visioning of the customers applications throughout their cloud enterprise. Through OCSL, the Matrix delivers HP blade systems running Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V, the HP Matrix Operating Environ¬ment, and HP Cloud Service Automation.

QDS Won the Cloud Service Provider of the Year 2014

On 28th May 2014 QDS have won the award of ICT Qatar “Cloud Service Provider of 2014”. ICT Qatar award Awarded to a Software Service Provider that has achieved exceptional success, developed innovative technologies and partnerships, achieved significant sales results and enhanced customer services over the past year.

The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology announced the ICT Business Award winners for 2014 at the recently concluded Qitcom conference. The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ictQatar) has instituted the ICT Business Award 2014 to recognize companies that have added value to the ICT market Qatar. The awards also aim to provide a platform to showcase Technology related achievements in the country.

QDS is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in Virtualization and Management, Communication, Portals & Collaboration and Business Intelligence. We have been awarded Microsoft Partner of Year for Customer Satisfaction for two consecutive years. Also we are an HP Platinum Part and have won HP and Microsoft Outstanding Frontline Partner for 2014 in Virtualization & Private Cloud.

QDS has been appointed as ADR for Microsoft Windows Surface for Qatar

Qatar Datamation Systems (QDS) says the key facts: global launch of the new Microsoft Surface

Pro 2 tablet will enhance its ability to offer end-to-end solutions in mobility and Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) functionality to address the productivity crisis in Qatar business.

QDS today announced it has been appointed in a limited group of Authorised Device Resellers (ADR) providing the newly launched Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets, which bridge the gap between consumer-style entertainment tablets and full-featured business laptops.

The Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 quickly change from a tablet to laptop thanks to a two-position built-in kick-stand, multiple ports and click-on keyboard.

A new optional accessory Surface Dock allows more device connections, while a Power Cover/Keyboard supplies extra battery power.

The inclusion of more processing power and up to 8 hours of standard battery life means that Surface Pro 2 can deliver the full potential of the updated Windows 8.1 operating system.

“Surface Pro 2 is the missing link which leverages the full vision of Windows 8 as a business productivity tool,” said QDS’s GM Mr. Mohammad Alam.

“The new Surface will meet employee requirements for greater mobility while also enabling creative work practices. This is a major step up from consumer targeted consumption devices.”

Mr. Mohammad Alam says Devices like the Surface deliver the human interface piece of the “Nexus of Forces” which Gartner Research has identified as defining IT in the immediate future.

Combined with the emergence of cloud computing and big data, demands for mobility and BYOD are rapidly changing the IT landscape.

“Providing employees with more flexible IT solutions is vital to raising productivity, retaining talented staff and gaining a competitive edge,” said Mr. Alam.

“Bringing Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 to the Qatar commercial channel greatly extends the reach of our devices-and-services strategy, delivering our family of devices enabled by cloud services to more organisations than ever before.”

Mohammad Alam says the trend toward employee mobility is growing as we transition from “time as an input” business models to “output” based models.

“Businesses need to accommodate employees who want a mobile device that enables them to manage their business and social context whilst on the go.”

“Enabling this while also keeping corporate systems and data secure unlocks greater productivity with the workforce and creates application development opportunities which can further enable mobile workforces.

“The social behaviour of the IT user is now a major consideration and Surface Pro 2 can accommodate those trends.”

QDS has won Special project award of Polycom award in an FVC Annual Gala Award ceremony

QDS won the Advance Weather Forecasting Project of Civil Aviation Authority Met Office

The Qatar Civil Aviation Authority / Qatar Meteorology Department (QCAA/QMD) upgrades its weather forecasting capabilities by initiating a major new project. In an open tender where ten consortia from Europe, USA and Korea participated and presented very interesting solutions, the evaluation declared the informatics company Qatar Datamation Systems (QDS), in collaboration with the Greek partnership of Innovative Technology Center S.A. (ITC) and University of Athens (UOA), as the winner.

The experience of an institute like University of Athens and its capability to provide high-level training to the QMD employees weighted heavily towards the final choice, alongside QDS’s reputation as a leading informatics company in Qatar and Gulf Region. The Greek partnership is well known for successfully carrying out similar projects in Greece, Europe, USA, as well as other parts of the world including the Arabian Peninsula and Gulf region. Over the past eight years, it steadily provides a series of sophisticated meteorological and environmental prediction tools for numerous applications in the Gulf region. These tools (models) are well-known for their efficient predictions of desert dust and associated phenomena and can accurately predict day-to-day and extreme weather events. The setup of such systems needs to take place in a supercomputing system that will be assembled by QDS and maintained by QMD.

Well known forecasting tools like SKIRON/Dust and WRF will be installed and provide the regional forecasts. The high-resolution system RAMS/ICLAMS is expected to provide state-of-the-art predictions such as wind shear and fog for the new airport of Qatar, whereas wave and ocean forecasting systems (WAM and MICOM, respectively) will provide the necessary marine predictions. The forecasts will be available both to Qatar citizens as well as to the industry of the country. The new international airport of Doha and the flag carrier Qatar Airways, together with Qatar Gas and Qatar Petroleum that make up the heavy industry of the country, are expected to be substantially benefitted by the accurate weather and environmental predictions.

The Director of QMD Mr Ahmed Abdulla declared to be very happy having this contract assigned to the specific consortium, because of the state-of-the-art forecasting tools implemented, the training activities and the transfer of expertise. According to him, this weather forecasting system is the first step towards a bigger activity related to marine and environmental forecasting, monitoring of the seismic activity and other major environmental issues of the region. Both Mr Abdulla and Professor Kallos stated that their target is to make QMD the leading institute in the Gulf Region, one that will coordinate meteorological and environmental predictions. It is worth mentioning that Qatar will host the Marine Center and related activities of World Meteorological Organization, under Regional Association II (Asia, Gulf Region, and Arabian Sea).

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Qatar Datamation Systems is a 2013 Microsoft Partner Award Winner

(Dated 1st October 2013)

For the second year in a row, Qatar Datamation System, LLC. is proud to announce that they are the Microsoft Partner Award Winner for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction in Qatar. The company was chosen from a Qatar based field of top Microsoft partners delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology.“On behalf of QDS, we are honored to be the winner of the Customer Satisfaction Excellence Award,” stated Mohammad Alam, General Manager, QDS. “This award validates our total commitment and dedication as an organization to deliver successful solutions based on Microsoft Technologies implementations for our clients. Our clients’ recognition and Microsoft’s recognition of our accomplishments, hard work of our employees, and commitment to advancing our clients’ IT infrastructure with proven Microsoft technologies confirms our strategic business plan is successful and on course.”

“QDS’s dedication to its clients and innovative Microsoft solutions has earned them the Customer Satisfaction Excellence Award two years in a row,” said Mamoun Al-Bishtawi, SMS & P Lead, Microsoft Qatar. “QDS’s client-focused deployment methodology has helped customers improve their infrastructure with a superior consulting experience. QDS does a phenomenal job in delivering world-class solutions that enhance and extend existing IT investments while producing valuable savings and improving productivity and processes.”

The Microsoft Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the last year. Awards were presented in a number of categories, with winners chosen from a pool of almost 50 entrants from Qatar. QDS was recognized for delivering superior customer service based on an objective set of customer satisfaction surveys.

State News Agency’s New Private Cloud Leads to Optimum Computing Resource Use

(Dated 23th July 2013)

What happens with Qatar's largest news agency - Qatar News Agency - when there are simply too many servers to manage? Virtualization that's what! The move to virtualize wasn't all smooth however, the Agency faced storage constraints and used computing resources inefficiently. But, they overcame these hurdles to create a valuable network. This case study covers how Qatar News Agency tackeled these problems, read it here.

Media Giant Gains Better Business Visibility and Control Using an ERP Solution

(Dated 20th May 2013)

Have you ever wondered what happens with existing IT infrastructure when media giants merge? This case study looks at exactly that. When QMC (Quatar Media Corporation) merged business entities, they inherited legacy systems that needed to be updated. Curious about how they went about this and the results? Click here to read the case study on how this worked.

QDS became the first Microsoft Business Intelligence Gold Certified Partner of Qatar

QDS has recently become the first Partner in Qatar to be a Gold Business Intelligence Partner. Being the only Gold BI Certified Company we are demonstrating our ability to deliver solutions that leverage familiar tools to provide insight to everyone in our customers’ organizations —at a lower total cost of ownership.“As the only Gold Business Intelligence Partner we feel it really differentiates us from the competition and establishes us as a market leader, further demonstrating our commitment with Microsoft and also to serve the customer’s needs that are relying on Microsoft-based solutions,” said Mr. Mohammad Alam, General Manager, QDS.

Microsoft research shows that BI continues to be a top spending priority for chief information officers (CIOs). As a partner with the BI competency, QDS demonstrates how accurate BI can provide a competitive advantage to our customers. We are also in a better position to meet some of our customers’ most pressing needs—and drive services revenue—by taking advantage of the technology investments our customers already have, to help them build more effective business strategies.

Qatar Datamation System, LLC. Proudly announced it is a 2012 Microsoft Partner Award Winner

(Dated 7th Feb 2012)

Today, Qatar Datamation System, LLC. Proudly announced it is a 2012 Microsoft Partner Award Winner for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction in Qatar. The company was chosen from a Qatar based field of top Microsoft partners delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology.“On behalf of QDS, we are honored to be the winner of the Customer Satisfaction Excellence Award,” states Mohammad Alam, General Manager, QDS. “This award validates our total commitment and dedication as an organization to deliver successful solutions based on Microsoft Technologies implementations for our clients. Our clients’ recognition and Microsoft’s recognition of our accomplishments, hard work of our employees, and commitment to advancing our clients’ IT infrastructure with proven Microsoft technologies confirms our strategic business plan is successful and on course.”

“QDS’s dedication to its clients and innovative Microsoft solutions has earned them the Customer Satisfaction Excellence Award,” said Mamoun Al-Bishtawi, SMS & P Lead, Microsoft Qatar. “QDS’s client-focused deployment methodology has helped customers improve their infrastructure with a superior consulting experience. QDS does a phenomenal job in delivering world-class solutions that enhance and extend existing IT investments while producing valuable savings and improving productivity and processes.”

The Microsoft Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the last year. Awards were presented in a number of categories, with winners chosen from a pool of almost 50 entrants from Qatar. QDS was recognized for delivering superior customer service based on an objective set of customer satisfaction surveys.

QDS won the Service Partner of the Year (Runner’s up) at the recent HP Services Partner

(Dated 12th Sept 2011)

QDS won the Service Partner of the Year (Runner’s up) at the recent HP Services Partner for the year 2011 Qatar Datamation Systems, one of Qatar’s leading independent computer systems and services company have been awarded Service Partner of the Year (Runner’s up) at the recent HP Services Partner of the year 2011 awards Middle east, held at Cape Town, South Africa.Winners at the awards ceremony were judged on the basis of a mix of key criteria over the past year including the percentage growth in sales of HP Services, the expertise of sales staff in selling HP Services as well as implementation of key marketing campaigns around the HP Services product range.

These awards recognize HP solution partners that continue to demonstrate innovation and technology leadership, deliver impressive results, develop products that address both current and future customer needs and collaborate with HP to positively impact customers.Accepting the award on behalf of QDS, Mohammad Alam, GM commented, “Our goal is to be our customers’ trusted IT advisor – providing them with IT solutions comprised of hardware, software and professional services. QDS Partners is committed to growing our software practice and this recognition from HP indicates that our investments and focus are working”.

QDS is proud to announce that Wajahat Abbas has recently awarded the Microsoft Community Recognition Award.

QDS is proud to announce that its employee Wajahat Abbas, Service Manager at Qatar Datamation Systems, has recently awarded the Microsoft Community Recognition Award.“Community Recognition Award” is an award rewarded to those who are contributing to Microsoft development community within the region as a speaker, trainer and mentor.Wajahat received this award from Microsoft Pakistan on his continues service to Microsoft development communities. He is also a Judge for Microsoft Image Cup Pakistan since 2007. He was also Microsoft Official trainer for SharePoint 2010 Ignite and a founder member of INETA Pakistan committee.

He was the SharePoint Speaker for Microsoft Open Door Pakistan 2010.

Wajahat is currently working as a Service Manager at QDS. He is an experienced SharePoint consultant and through his consulting and training, he helps clients in Middle East, Pakistan & East African region. He has closely worked with Microsoft consulting services as a contingent consultant. He was also Microsoft MVP for 3 consecutive years. He has around 10 years of IT industry experience.

QDS has sucessfully launched one of Qatar premium sports club.

QDS has sucessfully launched one of Qatar premium sports club i.e. Al-Sadd club internet portal. It is based on the state of the art Microsoft Server product i.e. Microsoft SharePoint 2010. Al-Sadd club launched the portal on its 42nd anniversary of the club.While launching the portal, Mr. Jassim Alrumaihi ( Alsadd general secretary ) shares his values with the press, “Launching the portal is the best way to celebrate Club anniversary“. Mr. Ahmed Ansari, Website Director of Al-Sadd Club thanks Qatar Datamation System for their efforts. The QDS team acknowledges the Al-Sadd club appreciation and thanks Al-Sadd club for their close coordination. The portal is multilingual, support English & Arabic languages.Qatar premium club portal launch on SharePoint will definitely helped SharePoint 2010 adaption in Qatar & region. The portal can be visited by accessing, www.al-saddclub.comThe launch news was published in all the major newspaper in Qatar.

QDS is sponsoring QITCOM (24th to 26th May 2011)

Qatar Datamation Systems will be sponsoring QITCOM Conference & Exhibition as a Bronze sponsor which will be held at the Doha Exhibition Center from the 24th to 26th of May, 2011. Qatar’s ICT sector set to benefit from ictQATAR’s vision and new investment, QITCOM is poised to become the pre-eminent platform for the information and communication technology sector in Qatar. QITCOM will gather leading local, regional and international companies, government bodies, speakers, and delegates under one roof to discuss the latest technologies and how they apply to the future progress of Qatar and the region.QDS will exhibit its complete umbrella of products and services along with state of the art Microsoft based and HP based solutions.

QDS will be showing its unique ability to provide integration between the products of these top IT companies of the world. One of such product is the Integration of Microsoft Public Cloud concept integrated with HP Blade matrix, we’ve integrated Matrix, Microsoft Cloud foundation with System Center and Hyper-V, so that customers can leverage virtualization, infrastructure, automatically allocating the hardware, the network, the servers, the storage, the Hyper-V as well as the applications.From the Microsoft Application side QDS will be presenting their renewed Project Management Solution based on EPM 2010 designed and customized which will unifies project and portfolio management to help organizations align resources and investments with strategic priorities, gain control across all types of work, and visualize performance by using powerful dashboards. Having unique success stories in Government, Banking and Oil & Gas Sectors in the region, the solution is helping the customer into cutting training and support costs by consolidating tools. It is improving the quality and visibility of its portfolio planning process, tracking benefits through projects’ life cycles, and establishing a single source of truth for sharing project management data.

QDS being one of the leading Solution Providers in Qatar received appreciation for the effort and work that it has done to help in the progression of the IT sector.

This event proved to be triumphant and served as a platform for improving communications between the industries and the companies on both an international and national level.