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Joint venture initiates global thrust for SteelCloud’s appliances for the BlackBerry enterprise solution

United Arab Emirates: Thursday, November 06 - 2008 @ 08:30

SteelCloud MEA, focused on the Middle East and Africa, will market and support SteelWorks® Mobile appliances developed for BlackBerry® Enterprise Server from Research In Motion.
“Although ubiquitous throughout most of the world, the BlackBerry solution is still relatively new to the Middle East and Africa,” said Robert E. Frick, CEO of SteelCloud.

“Our joint venture, based in Dubai, allows us to take full advantage of these dynamic new international markets. We believe our SteelWorks Mobile appliance is perfectly positioned to allow new customers to quickly implement a BlackBerry Enterprise Server environment. Partnering with a local and trusted partner, through this joint venture, is the most effective way to penetrate these markets and provide customers with on-site sales and technical support.”

“We are very excited to partner with SteelCloud to expand their appliance business for BlackBerry customers internationally,” said Gleb Larionov, XSAT General Manager.

“With our knowledge, experience, and presence in the Middle East and African markets, we can facilitate the growth of the SteelWorks Mobile appliance sales. There are limited BlackBerry technical resources available in our markets so we believe that SteelWorks Mobile, with its greatly simplified approach to installation and support, is perfectly positioned to help drive the adoption of the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution.”

Initiating their strategic joint venture, SteelCloud and XSAT attended the 8th annual Gitex Technology Week 2008 in Dubai, UAE in October.

Gitex, one of the top IT events in the region, builds upon the global interest in the Middle East’s information and communication technology (ICT) free zone by offering a week of dedicated trade segments.

Focusing on the region’s fastest growing technology sectors, GITEX delivers focused forums for key buyers, decision-makers, and suppliers from across the Middle East.

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