Published: Jun 18, 2014
Source: Saudi Gazette

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Mobily unveils first Cloud Partnership Program in MEA

MOBILY launched the first Cloud Partnership Program in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) called Mobily Cloud Partnership Program (MCPP) during an event held at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh. During the event, a number of MCPP partners was announced.

Mobily Cloud Partnership Program is the framework for collaboration between Mobily and its partners, offering a wide range of benefits, trainings, certification and rewards.

The objective of the program is to collaborate with leading IT solution and consulting players to participate together in the very fast growing Cloud Services Market.  The program allows Partners to combine their solutions and value added professional services with Mobily Cloud Offerings to attract new customers, grow sales and deliver the best customer experience. 

Through this program, Mobily is creating the first Cloud Computing Market Place and Community in collaboration with the best local and global Information Technology solution providers to pursue together the Cloud Services Market Opportunity that is expected to increase by CAGR of 61.9 percent  during the 2013-2017 period, latest IDC data noted.

Mobily Cloud Partnership Program includes a range of partner programs to meet the needs of a variety of partner types.

Cloud Integrator Partners: Partners that add value to Mobily Cloud Offering by combining their technology expertise along with services to design, plan, deploy and manage sophisticated Cloud solutions to meet the technical and business needs of customers. 

Cloud Consultants Partners: The Consulting Partner Program is tailored for partners who provide consulting services to drive successful IT Transformation and cloud initiatives with their customers.

Cloud Applications Partners: The program is designed to provide Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) with access to the sales, marketing and technical support that they need to develop, integrate and promote their Software as a Services solutions in KSA and globally.

The targeted ecosystem of partners include Technology Partners, IT Consulting companies, System Integrators, Application developers and Independent Software Vendors  (ISV) who create and deliver in collaboration with Mobily, the customized and localized turnkey solutions to businesses customers.

Mobily also launched the first Cloud Market Place platform in the region to open up its portfolio of Cloud, Networking and Mobility Services and allow its new ecosystem partners develop and deliver their own customized applications and solutions with differentiated value to each customer segment. Participating Partners will have access through this new platform to gain visibility into certain Mobily systems, processes and tools and innovate with Mobily to deliver customized, finished solutions to business customers.

Khalid Al Kaf, Mobily chief executive officer, said "this is a unique opportunity encouraging local entrepreneurs to develop and market their own Business Application in collaboration with Mobily, contributing directly to the growth of the local ICT Industry.”

He added that joining the program gives partners the opportunity to provide trusted and certified cloud computing services and to be associated with Mobily commercial brand and it is a unique opportunity to strengthen their position in the Saudi market.

“This program is attracting many leading solution providers. As of today Mobily already have 14 partners who joined officially the program and started delivering, in collaboration with Mobily, unique IT Business solutions to customers in sectors such as education, health, manufacturing and finance,” he said.

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