Oman Holdings International Group completes group-wide Microsoft deployment

Omani trading group completes major roll out of Microsoft tecnology to improve processes and provide customer showcase

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By  Mark Sutton Published  August 13, 2002

Oman Holdings International Group (OHI) has completed a major roll out of Microsoft technology across its 22 companies. The deployment, carried out by OHI’s IT arm International Information Technology, includes Exchange Server 2000, Windows 2000 and provides the group with completely legal software.

The project provides the group member companies with better internal communications and internal processes, as well simplifying IT administration through a single enterprise level licensing agreement. It will also provide OHI and IIT with a technology showcase to demonstrate the IIT’s capabilities to potential customers.

展e have the largest Microsoft customer base in the country and wanted to show our customers what we could do for ourselves with Microsoft Technologies before we offered it to them. This way our customers also feel more confident about implementing solutions that we have trusted the success of our business on for their needs. Hence we decided to stay current and adopt cutting edge technology from Microsoft to stay ahead and lead the way, said S Krishnan, Microsoft business manager, OHI.

IIT, formerly the IT arm of OHI Telecommunications, is one of the leading Microsoft partners in Oman. As well as being the largest Enterprise level partner, it is also a Certified Technical Education Centre (CTEC) and the only Gold Certified Partner in Oman. IIT operates both inside and outside OHI, and offers services from the desktop level up to enterprise wide systems.

Mohammed Kateeb, managing director of Microsoft Middle East commented: "We believe that Microsoft's ongoing operations in the Sultanate of Oman will be given further impetus with the presence of a strong local partner like International Information Technology, in the OHI Group."

"Being closer to our customers and developing stronger local partnerships is the core of our business vision and this is one of the key objectives that the local office will be working towards. We look forward to working closely with the Government, the private sector and with the people of Oman in establishing the country's true potential," added Kateeb.

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