Gulf Business Machines (GBM), the region’s leading provider of customized IT solutions, will showcase a full suite of innovative IBM solutions at COMEX 2014, along with featuring unique network and site services offerings, and learning services. Taking place April 7-11 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre, COMEX is considered Oman’s leading technology exhibition, and features the participation of stakeholders and innovators from across the IT and telecom industries.
Commenting on this year’s COMEX, along with the unique IBM MobileFirst platform that GBM will feature at the show, Kit Lloyd, Country General Manager, GBM Oman, said: “Mobile phone penetration across the Gulf region stands at nearly 100 per cent, but few organizations have built the necessary infrastructure to maximize the opportunities that mobile technology provides. That is why we are very pleased to showcase the IBM MobileFirst platform at this year’s COMEX. MobileFirst is a unique solution that clients can use to assess the mobile readiness of their organizations, define a strategy and determine a road map for mobile adoption and implementation in the workplace.”
In addition to the IBM MobileFirst portfolio, GBM will also showcase the IBM PureFlex™ System, a complete, flexible cloud infrastructure with integrated expertise that helps businesses simplify their IT experience while increasing their operational efficiency. GBM will also feature IBM’s powerful Business Analytics software, which allows organizations to explore the business potential of big data, while improving decision-making capabilities, optimizing operations and managing risks.
As a leading IT training provider across the Gulf region, GBM will also showcase its Learning Services program, a unique platform offering over 1,000 comprehensive training courses across the Middle East.
Along with providing exclusive training for IBM technologies, GBM also offers its Soft Skills Training series, which includes workforce development, management development, project management, effective communication, creativity, analytical thinking, diplomacy, flexibility, change-readiness, and problem solving, leadership, team building and listening skills.
Also onhand at the exhibition will be GBM’s Intelligent Network Solutions (INS) division, which is equipped to address specific needs in each market by establishing business requirements through consulting, integration, deployment and network support. INS delivers end-to-end network solutions and infrastructure projects in all phases from inception to planning, implementation, monitoring and optimization by using its valuable industry experience, highly focused approach and qualified resources across the region.
Founded in 1990, GBM is the 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.
Organised and managed by Oman International Trade and Exhibitions and helmed by e.oman, COMEX has evolved into one of the premier ICT exhibitions in the Gulf. As Oman’s premier IT, Telecom & Technology expo, COMEX showcases 3 pavilions featuring government portals, business solutions and consumer technology respectively.