Aramco chooses video conferencing vendor

Kuwait’s Al Alamiah Computer Systems has signed a contract to supply Aramco’s head office and branches with video conferencing equipment.

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By  Simon Duddy Published  July 11, 2004

Kuwait’s Al Alamiah Computer Systems has signed a contract to supply Aramco’s head office and branches with video conferencing equipment. The video conferencing equipment from Tandberg includes the 7000, which allows real time video and audio communication and data transfer. “At Aramco we are keen to keep up with the latest technology. For this reason we have adopted the policy of carefully selecting the companies and third parties we deal with,” says Dr Ibrahim Al Mishari, IT vice-president, Aramco. “Our long and successful relationship with Al Alamiah, extending over a period of almost ten years, has proved that Al Alamiah is a partner we can rely on. This positive experience is our motivation for taking this fruitful relationship even further and we have once again chosen to rely on Al Alamiah Group for this effort,” he adds. Aramco will mount the video conferencing function on its existing converged network. This is expected to deliver cost savings as the company will be able to reduce its telephone bill. The solution is also expected to decrease travel costs for staff. The company is also looking to softer benefits such as savings in time and effort among its staff to provide return on investment on the video conferencing scheme.

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