D-Link and Aptec hold seminar on wireless and gigabit networking technologies

D-Link has held a regional seminar with its distributor Aptec to help promote new networking technologies to their reseller partners

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By  Mark Sutton Published  September 15, 2003

Aptec and networking and communication vendor D-Link recently held a joint seminar to promote wireless, broadband and Gigabit networking solutions. The seminar, held in Dubai, attracted over one hundred IT professionals from across the Gulf.

D-Link and Aptec have announced plans to work together to provide new networking technology for their channel partners, and at providing them with the necessary expertise to roll out these new technologies.
Wilson C Xavier, business and support manager, D-Link Middle East, said: "IT networking has become a critical area in the field of business communication today, with an annual growth of 20-25% in the Middle East. With increased Internet penetration and deployment of shared applications, IT networking has become the engine for growth across various vertical market segments. The increasing convergence between IT and Telephony is fuelling the growth further.

"As organisations accelerate and experiment with deployment of IT solutions for business communications, they need qualified and experienced network professionals who not only understand the basic fundamentals, but also have the more intricate skills needed to successfully deploy newer technologies. These workshops are aimed at providing advanced training to our channel partners, so that end-users use the solutions without difficulties, because Wireless/Broadband is not an out-of-the-box business solution," he added.

D-Link has recorded more than 40% consistent growth in the last three years, according to Xavier, thanks to its strong presence in the region. The company has warehouse facilities in Jebel Ali for speedy fulfilment of demand, and also has an office in Dubai Internet City that provides consultancy and after-sales support.

Sinan Kender, product manager, Aptec Gulf commented: "Aptec's long-standing partnership with D-Link has created a strong market for D-Link's products, aided by its market knowledge and support to resellers. This seminar and workshop will strengthen the ties with our channels in the region and ensure superior service to end-users. The training programme was aimed at making our channels more knowledgeable about the D-Link products, so that they can help end-users make informed decisions.

"D-Link has been a leader in launching products that add value to IT networking. As a distributor with long-standing links with D-Link, Aptec is fully geared to support D-Links' hi-tech products, including the wireless innovations that are driving large and small businesses. With businesses ready to invest in IT networking technologies, we are committed to strengthening our relationship with D-Link and increasing our share of the new-generation communication solutions market," Kender added.

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