Sun names NavLink as EMEA partner of 2003

Sun Microsystems, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) today announced that NavLink, a systems integrator and managed services provider, has secured the 'Sun Software Integration Partner Award for 2003' throughout the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

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By  Maddy Reddy Published  November 23, 2003

Sun Microsystems, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) today announced that its partner NavLink, a systems integrator and managed services provider, has secured the Sun Software Integration Partner Award for 2003 throughout the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Competing with NavLink for this recognition were Sun partners across EMEA, largely systems integrators of Sun's Java enterprise system platform.

"With Sun's regional software business growing at an exponential rate, it's vital that we have regional partners with the skills and experience to integrate our solutions with customer's existing technologies in a way that meets their most critical business demands," says Mehmet Iyimen, regional director for Sun Microsystems MENA.

"This honor highlights the capabilities of NavLink and the recognition that the company has gained from our joint customers as well as Sun's entire EMEA operations. To be singled out among so many integration specialists from the European and African markets, as well as here in the competitive regional market, demonstrates NavLink's commitment to its growing Sun software practice group," adds Iyimen.

NavLink is a Sun One systems integration and support partner as well as an authorised educational partner. NavLink is a privately held company with AT&T as one of the main shareholders. It specialises in Sun One Web Services platform: messaging, centralised user management, application server, and portal.

"We have partnered with NavLink to build a significant part of our IP infrastructure and for network and systems integration. The NavLink solutions have proven to deliver a low cost of ownership while providing some of the most advanced business benefits to EIM," says Maroua Naim, general manager, Emirates Internet & Multimedia (EIM), one of NavLink's customers.

NavLink said that one of its key objectives for the Middle East market for the next six months would be to raise awareness about Sun's new Java Enterprise System software solution. The company targets telecom operators and internet service providers (ISPs), banks, enterprises and governments.

"Increasingly, organisations in the Middle East are relying on Sun's software solutions. We continue to invest in the partnership with Sun in the region because we're seeing significant demand. Our EMEA partner award is a testament to our ongoing commitment to Sun's software roadmap," says Laurent Delifer, co-president and COO of NavLink.

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