Top 16 systems integrators, by Channel Middle East
Channel Middle East gives its annual verdict of the top systems integrators by revenue
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1. MDS UAE
Tel: +971 2 627 6354
Regional offices: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha and Muscat.
Key brands: HP, Microsoft, EMC, Oracle/Sun, Dell, Apple, Avaya, Emerson Network Power, Juniper Networks, VMware.
Ownership: Privately owned.
MDS takes top spot in the inaugural Top 16 SI List research, posting an impressive $530m in sales revenue. The SI has cemented its cloud and data centre credentials and recently unveiled the Cloud Centre of Excellence in the UAE. With more growth plans underway, MDS looks set to dominate the regional SI space.
What were the company’s milestones in 2012?
MDS was able to secure the largest data centre facility projects (Pacific Controls and Mubadala). In addition, we set-up a service company MDS TS. Last year also saw us scoop the best partner awards for both HP and EMC in the Middle East Mediterranean Africa (MEMA) region.
What are your strategic plans for the rest of 2013?
We plan to grow our services and outsourcing offerings and we will pay particular focus to our security and vitualisation offerings.
What were the main drivers for your revenue growth in 2012?
MDS grew its services revenue in data centre infrastructure, systems integration and storage consolidation.
Has the SI sector recovered from local market instability?
Although the SI sector in the Middle East has seen improvement over the last three years and has been slowly recovering, there are issues that are still hanging over the sector.
Where will most of your business growth come from this year?
Our business growth going forward will come from our SI capability, our data centre infrastructure and building expertise in high-end services.