Sheikh Mohammed discusses IT issues with Oracle's Henley

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, met last week with Jeff Henley, Chairman of enterprise software giant Oracle.

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By  Stuart Wilson Published  February 11, 2007

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, met last week with Jeff Henley, Chairman of enterprise software giant Oracle.

During the meeting, they discussed Oracle's activities worldwide and also reviewed the vendor's role in the development of IT programmes through Oracle's regional office located in Dubai.

Henley expressed his happiness at visiting the UAE for the first time, claiming that his trip provided an opportunity to receive firsthand information about the country's developments and achievements. Henley commended the role of Dubai Internet City, its use of the latest technologies and its role as a hub for international IT companies.

The meeting, which was held in the presence of Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gargawi, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and a number of other officials, also reviewed Oracle's activities in the Middle East and Africa.

Henley also praised Dubai's excellent infrastructure, utility services and security, which he claimed, made Dubai the preferred working location for Oracle staff in the region.

Henley pointed out that Oracle's regional office in Dubai managed a Middle East and Africa theatre spanning some 70 countries and a total regional workforce in excess of 1,300.

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