Fujitsu Siemens opens the doors to its DIC-based MEA HQ

Fujitsu Siemens Computers has officially shifted its Middle East Africa (MEA) headquarters to Dubai Internet City (DIC).

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By  Greg Wilson Published  June 19, 2002

Hardware vendor, Fujitsu Siemens Computers has officially shifted its regional headquarters to Dubai Internet City (DIC). The move to DIC aims to consolidate its current market position and build an infrastructure for future growth.

“Fujitsu Siemens Computers sees tremendous potential for growth in the GCC,” says Dirk De Waegeneire, vice president international sales, Fujitsu Siemens Computers.

“[DIC] has emerged as the showcase IT hub of the Middle East. This seems like the ideal time then to move our international sales operations to Dubai. Channel vendors can best service their clients by being close to them, and setting up our international base at [DIC] will enable us to be close to our valued customers,” he adds.

The opening of the DIC-based head office is also coincides with the regional IT spending boom and the growing momentum of IT penetration.

“In contrast to some parts of the world where the IT industry is experiencing a downturn, the Middle East region is witnessing phenomenal development,” says De Waegeneire.

“Recent market research in the region shows that annual IT spending in the Gulf touched US$ 2.1 billion in the year 2001. In addition, the fast growing Internet penetration in the Middle East has ensured that the GCC region alone accounted for 1.08 million Internet subscribers in 2001, up by 47%,” he adds.

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