Gulf Stars Technology awarded Cisco silver certification in Saudi

Gulf Stars Technology (GST) has joined a select group of Cisco partners in the Middle East by gaining silver partner status.

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By  Matthew Southwell Published  August 23, 2001

Gulf Stars Technology (GST) has joined a select group of Cisco partners in the Middle East by gaining silver partner status. Awarded on the basis of investment in technology skills, the award is supposed to act as a yard stick by which end users can choose its Cisco partners.

To gain silver partner status, GST had to demonstrate its capability to provide outstanding service to its customers. To facilitate this, the company is required to have a minimum number of Cisco-certified engineers — including at least three engineers that hold the Cisco certified internetworking expert qualification.

“Certification as a Cisco silver partner is major milestone in the achievement of our goal of being the finest technology integrator in the Kingdom. We have worked extremely hard to meet the strict criteria for this certification. Organisations in the Kingdom are facing the challenges of transforming into Internet-enabled companies. We have invested significant amounts of money and time in qualifying for Silver status to ensure that we are there for o0ur customers,” says Saud Ben Khudair, vice president of Gulf Stars Technology.

“Through this close co-operation with Cisco, we will guarantee that we bring our customers the industry's most sophisticated technologies, together with the professional skills required to integrate them into state of the art systems, with definite value added benefits for organisations here in the Kingdom,” he adds.
“Companies in Saudi Arabia are demonstrating that they have the technical know-how to compete locally with multinational solutions integrators,” says Dr Marwan Al Ahmadi, regional manager for Cisco Systems Saudi Arabia.

“We’re proud of our relationship with Gulf Stars, and of the investment they are continuing to make to achieve the highest levels of expertise and professionalism. To truly transform local organizations into e-businesses, it is not enough to simply deliver technology products: the key to successful e-business transformation is integrating the technology directly into the business systems. Gulf Stars now has a status recognised nation-wide as one of the country’s top level technology providers,” he adds.

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