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Al Hosani Computer wins Kaspersky award

Distributor wins top honours for the third consecutive year

A representative from Al Hosani Computer LLC receives the award at the Kaspersky partner conference held recently in Cape Town.
A representative from Al Hosani Computer LLC receives the award at the Kaspersky partner conference held recently in Cape Town.

Al Hosani Computer LLC has been awarded Kasperky Lab's Best Partner of the Year for the third year running.

The distributor was recognised for its exceptional sales achievements, and creative marketing for Kaspersky Lab products.

Al Hosani Computer was also credited for promoting Kaspersky Lab software to key retailers in the GCC, including Carrefour, Sharaf DG, Jarir Bookstores, Plug-Ins, Geant, EMax, Jacky's Electronics, Jumbo Electronics, Dubai Duty Free, CompuMe and HyperPanda.

Al Hosani Computer received the award at the recently concluded Kaspersky Lab partner conference held in Cape Town, South Africa where representatives of partner companies from over 40 countries participated.

Garry Kondakov, managing director, Emerging Markets at Kaspersky Lab,said that 2010 had been a successful year for the fast developing regional partner network. "We are continually moving forward. Last year we successfully launched a new programme that made collaboration with partners even more effective and involved them more actively in marketing campaigns and various promotions held in countries throughout the region," said Kondakov.

"The partner network itself is also developing and there are currently 5,000 participating resellers in the Russian-speaking countries of the emerging markets  and 4,500 in other countries."

At the conference, Kaspersky reported that sales growth for 2010 in Eastern Europe reached 30%, Middle East 73%, Africa 66% with Russia reporting 40%. "Our task this year is to continue to grow in all territories. To achieve this we intend to bring our collaboration with partners to a new level and strengthen their positions on the market by rendering comprehensive assistance," said Kondakov.