GBM celebrates 25th anniversary

Regional IT solutions provider uses milestone to unveil new company logo

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GBM celebrates 25th anniversary Jarre says GBM is looking forward to the next 25 years.
By  Manda Banda Published  April 2, 2015

Gulf Business Machines (GBM), a provider of customised IT solutions in the Gulf, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in the region this year.

The anniversary was commemorated by a roadshow of celebratory events with staff, customers and supporters of GBM, where country managers and CEO, Philippe Jarre, attended.

"We celebrate 25 years of success with many employees who have seen the journey through from the beginning," commented Jarre. "Bringing together those who have dedicated their skills and experience to our success combined with the fresh views of those who have continued to join us over the years.

"We operate in an industry where the IT industry is evolving at a rapid pace and GBM must keep ahead of this in order to provide our customers with the most effective, up-to-date solutions that better their business needs. As such GBM has also marked 25 years of success by ensuring we are at the very forefront of our industry from a technology and identify ourselves as a leader in our field."

As part of the company's aggressive growth strategy for the region, the 25th anniversary was also marked with the launched of a refreshed look and feel to the company's brand.

"When GBM was founded in 1990 the company and the region looked very different. In 1990, the GCC's total GDP was $93bn and GBM had 135 employees," added Jarre. "Today the GDP of the region stands at over $890bn and GBM now employs around 1,300 people based across six countries. This incredible growth has made this region the most dynamic on the planet.

Now with office in the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and Pakistan, GBM's growth strategy is looking towards a demand for a service-driven industry where customers are not necessarily IT professionals, but business owners or managers looking for a more flexible way of configuring their IT-infrastructure in order to embrace business enhancing technologies including the cloud, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and virtualisation, stated the company

"We look forward to another 25 years of success, and beyond," remarked Jarre. "And thank those who have supported us throughout this time and those who will continue to in the future."

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