Citrix to kick off iForum conference

Citrix Systems Middle East, the infrastructure access solution vendor has announced plans to host the second Citrix iForum conference on the 27th and 28th January, 2004 in Dubai. The event will be supported by more than 15 vendors including Microsoft, Mindware, SAP Arabia, HP and Inmarsat.

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By  Maddy Reddy Published  January 25, 2004

Citrix Systems Middle East, one of the leading infrastructure access solution vendors has announced plans to host the second Citrix iForum conference on the 27th and 28th January, 2004 at Emirates Towers, Dubai. The event will be supported by more than 15 regional technology companies, including Microsoft, Mindware, SAP Arabia, HP and Inmarsat. “The Citrix iForum will provide the region’s IT and business professionals a one-stop opportunity to learn about these new trends and technologies that will set the optimal foundation for an effective access strategy to enable on-demand. Basically, companies coming to the iForum are going to learn how to save money,” says Antoine Aguado, regional manager, Citrix Systems Middle East. Issues like IT security, bandwidth optimisation, controlling deployment and management of enterprise applications, driving down total cost of ownership (TCO) and maximising return on investment (ROI), disaster recovery and business continuity would be covered in the two-day event. With an expected attendance of 1000 IT professionals and 17 leading technology partners, Citrix iForum 2004 claims to be one of the region’s most important technology forums. Citrix provides enterprises with ‘presentation servers’ using its flagship product called Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite for Windows and Unix, which allows users to access information from any device – anytime, anywhere, using any device, over any connection. Worldwide, Citrix claims nearly 50 million people in more than 120,000 organisations use its applications. In the Middle East, it's user base is in the range of 20,000 to 40,000 users. “We think the iForum is an important opportunity for companies to grasp the opportunity to look at how their strategies can be strengthened moving forwards using technology,” adds Aguado. Few of its large customers like Emirates Airline, Bank Muscat, Omantel, ADNOC, King Faisal Hospital in Riyadh and other companies are also taking part in the iForum. Users can register online for the free event at: www.citrix.com/iforummiddleast.

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