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STME expands operations into Pakistan

Enterprise storage solutions provider STME is set to operate in Pakistan through partners Mushko and Unisys Pakistan.

STME has branched out into provision of enterprise storage to the Asian sub-continent, with the launch of operations in Pakistan. The company will work through partners Mushko Electronics and Unisys Pakistan to push storage solutions into the developing Pakistani market.

“Now that STME has achieved critical market share throughout the Middle East, Pakistan represents an ideal expansion opportunity based on its relative lack of existing storage infrastructure. Organizations in Pakistan have expressed considerable enthusiasm for deploying the latest technology to protect and manage their vital data assets, and STME is investing in the country to meet that growing demand,” stated STME’s General Manager, Trevor Hutson.

STME’s partners in the region provide access to markets and to infrastructure. Mushko electronics has service centres and offices in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, Pakistan’s primary cities, and Unisys Pakistan has a wide customer base throughout financial institutions, ISPs, educational facilities and government organisations across the country.

“STME’s Middle East operations reported a 70 percent revenue growth in the year 2000, and we anticipate that storage investment in that region will triple in 2001. Because Pakistan is such an untapped market in terms of enterprise storage adoption, STME forecasts that storage investment in that country will more than double within our first twelve months of operation there,” added Andrew Calthorpe, STME’s Sales Director.

Among the technologies that STME will introduce to the Pakistani market are the best-of-breed solutions from its partners Computer Networking Technology (CNT), EMC Corporation, StorageTek Corporation, VERITAS Software Corporation, and Emulex Corporation. STME will also invest in training and support facilities in Pakistan to develop the same reputation for superlative after-sales services that it enjoys throughout the Middle East.

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