GBM showcases latest IBM & Cisco technology at COMEX
GBM anticipates Oman will take leading role in Middle East IT industry growth
Gulf Business Machines (GBM), regional provider of customized IT solutions, showcased the latest range of technology at Oman’s leading technology exhibition, COMEX 2015.
GBM revealed a number of its new technologies for the first time in the Middle East at this year’s COMEX 2015, including Virtual Branch Machines for the financial sector and the Micro Data Center.
GBM was also the platinum sponsor of COMEX 2015, which took place from April 28 - 29 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre, Muscat. This was the 6th edition of COMEX, which was based around the theme: “Disruptive technologies for fast tracking National Growth”, focusing on mega trends and innovative applications of Big Data and Cloud to push forward productivity.
With 20,000 trade visitors and exhibitors from the ICT, infrastructure, retail, education, healthcare, hospitality and tourism sectors, COMEX 2015 was once again the perfect platform to tap into the tremendous growth potential offered in one of the most investment driven markets in the Gulf.
GBM played an active role onsite, presenting during the conference on IBM Big Data & Analytics, IBM Verse and Tririga. Additionally, GBM demonstrated the big data, security, mobility, integrated workplace management and other solutions from its key partners including IBM, CISCO, Schneider, Tuatara and Virtech.
Commenting on GBM’s participation at this year’s COMEX, Ahmed Auda, country general manager, Gulf Business Machines Oman said: "This is the second consecutive year that GBM has participated at COMEX and demonstrates our belief in assisting the development of the IT industry in Oman.
“This year, we celebrate 25 years of excellence as the region’s leading provider of customized IT solutions and participating at COMEX’s 23rd edition was an apt way to mark this celebration. Our fresh outlook sees further progress for the IT industry in the Middle East with Oman playing an increasingly important role going forward. COMEX 2015 has given us the opportunity to showcase the biggest range of technology of its kind in the region in one of the most active investment markets in the industry.”
Founded in 1990, GBM is a leading IT solutions provider in the region fulfilling the IT requirements of local, regional and international organizations in the GCC. GBM is the sole distributor for IBM-excluding selected IBM products and services-throughout the GCC except for Saudi Arabia. GBM also holds the highest level of recognition in the region from Cisco, Gold Partner status, in addition to the Cisco Borderless Network Architecture Specialised Learning Partner status.
COMEX is organized under the patronage of the Information Technology Authority (ITA) which supports the development of Oman’s digital community and e-Government. Managed by Oman International Trade and Exhibitions, COMEX has established itself as the most popular event in Oman's exhibition calendar.
The on-site COMEX Business Pavilion annually provides a regional platform for business enterprises and their target audience to network with government and private entrepreneurs.