FSC appoints Al Itkan

Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC) has appointed Al Itkan as its distributor in Iraqi. The appointment marks the vendor’s first step into the Iraqi market. Once there, FSC will be targeting the whole gamut of users.

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By  Matthew Southwell Published  September 14, 2003

Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC) has appointed Al Itkan as its distributor in Iraqi. The appointment marks the vendor’s first step into the Iraqi market. Once there, FSC will be targeting the whole gamut of users, from the home segment through to the government sector.

“The lifting of US sanctions on the acquisition of IT technology by Iraq has already opened the way for growth in the IT market,” says Mounzer Sabbagh, sales director, FSC Middle East.

FSC hopes to tap into what it sees as a growing IT market in Iraq. For instance, the vendor reports that an estimated that 2.2 million PCs will be acquired by the country between 2004 and 2008. Furthermore, it believes Iraq will have 3.5 million internet users by 2008 and that within the same time frame the country’s IT spending is likely to surge to US$1.42 billion.

“The demand for notebook computers is high in the Iraqi market, surpassing the demand for desktop PCs. This is a healthy indicator of the potential for growth in the market,” says Al Itkan’s Falih Nahab.

“The Iraqi IT market is a tough and competitive one. The buyer is aware of the technological innovations in the field and demands products that incorporate cutting-edge technologies. While the Iraqi infrastructure is undergoing reconstruction, the effort is to replace old and obsolete hardware with the latest technologies available in the market,” he continues.

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