1. Alrowad IT Solutions

Colonel Anwar Abdulla Al Mulla

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1. Alrowad IT Solutions
By  Manda Banda Published  August 20, 2014

Tel: +971 2 408 5448
Website: www.alrowad-its.com
Regional offices: Abu Dhabi
Key brands: In house solutions
Ownership: A subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Police.
2013 sales: $272.4m

Verdict
In a year that saw Alrowad build the first T4 data centre for the Abu Dhabi Police, the SI saw its revenue jump by $81.9m from the $190.5m figure it reported for financial year 2012. With a 42.9% increase in revenue Alrowad looks set to dominate the SI landscape in the region.

What were the company’s milestones in 2013?
Last year, Alrowad IT Solutions did more than 68 IT projects and renewed several contracts with existing clients in different areas including infrastructure projects, applications development, data centre setup and systems integration. The company also managed to deliver the first T4 data centre in the Middle East for the Abu Dhabi Police.

What are your strategic plans for the rest of 2014?
For this year, the company is paying attention to physical security projects and plans are underway to establish a specialised department for that. We are also exploring opportunities in payment of transfer (POT) projects.

What were the main drivers for your revenue growth in 2013?
Most of our projects and success in the market comes from the unique solutions we provided to the regional governments and public sector firms. Our expertise in application integration has been a boon for us.

Has the SI sector recovered from instability in the region?
I do believe the market is improving although not for every SI. I believe that in order to excel in systems integration, a company needs to have the correct tools to help it arrive at the right decisions.

Where will your business growth come from in 2014?
We are expecting that all industries that we serve have a flavour for growth in 2014 and we believe it will come from all sectors.

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