GBM powers Oman Cement Company

GBM completes implementation at Oman Cement Company

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GBM powers Oman Cement Company GBM completes implementation at Oman Cement Company
By Staff Writer Published  December 20, 2010

Gulf Business Machines (GBM), the region's leading IT solutions and service provider, recently completed the implementation of hardware solutions to augment the Information Technology (IT) infrastructure at the Oman Cement Company.

GBM has installed state-of-the-art IBM PowerTM Systems servers that will support the deployment of the Company's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution.

 The new infrastructure uses IBM PowerTM Systems 550 servers running the IBM i Operating System (formerly known as i5/OS®). The combination will offer Oman Cement Company a highly scalable and resilient architecture with a proven reputation for exceptional business resiliency. The Company will also have the choice of running IBM AIX or Linux-based software, offering greater flexibility in the future. The chosen hardware will provide servers, storage and an integrated operating system for production and disaster recovery (DR).

"The Oman Cement Company is a strategic component of our country's drive for self reliance. As a result it is important that our supporting infrastructure is in a position to maximize efficiencies and minimize downtime and our decision to invest in boosting our IT infrastructure reflects that," said Jamal Shamis Al-Hooti, CEO, Oman Cement Company. "For a project of such critical importance, we were well aware that selecting the right solution would ensure success. Our decision to work with Gulf Business Machines was based on its extensive track record and its ability to provide top-of-the-line solutions."

"Our upgraded IT infrastructure will allow us to run our business in a more effective manner, ensuring reliability, efficiency and complete scalability of our systems," added Saleh Sultan Al-Rashdi, Manager IT, Oman Cement. "The combination of GBM's expertise and IBM's hardware and software solutions has contributed to the tremendous success of this project. As we complete this first phase we look forward to further enhancing our IT infrastructure."

Power Systems provide servers and software that are the foundation for enterprise infrastructure that can help businesses, such as Oman Cement Company, manage rapid change, reduce business risk, and meet higher service levels - all in the most cost-effective manner. In addition, Oman Cement also selected the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for this project to be the backup solution to allow for flawless continuity of services.

"We are positive that this project will go a long way in helping the Oman Cement Company overcome challenges in demanding business environments. The infrastructure will also act as a tool to boost productivity and operational efficiency," said Olivier Mouries, Country General Manager, GBM Oman. "With our pool of knowledgeable engineers, GBM is always committed to provide best-in-class solutions and technologies to its customers and partners."

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