Dr. Nawaf Almoayed was honored by the Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa on the recent completion of his Doctorate degree
Dr. Nawaf N. Almoayed was honored by the Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa on the recent completion of his Doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering (Microwave Engineering & Wireless Communications) from Tufts University, USA. Dr. Almoayed has taken up the role of Executive Director at Almoayed Group with the vision of using his vast knowledge in the ICT sector to promote technological growth in the Kingdom of Bahrain and align the strategies of the Company with the Bahrain Economic Vision 2030. "I wish to thank HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa and the Ministry of Education for awarding me with this honor and I hope to use my strong educational background to support the solid growth of the ICT sector in Bahrain and ensure that we as a Company are in sync with the Bahrain's Vision 2030 moving forward" , Dr. Almoayed said.
Almoayed Group wins "The Best ICT solutions provider 2009 in Bahrain
The eGovernment Authority of Bahrain awarded Almoayed Group as 'The Best ICT solutions provider in the Kingdom', at the eGovernment excellence award ceremony, held at Sheikh Isa Cultural Centre on 25th May 2009.
The award was presented by H.E Shaikh Mohamed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, the Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to Mr. Nabeel Almoayed, Chairman of Almoayed Group.
This award recognizes Almoayed Group for successfully supporting e-government and government agencies with Infrastructure, IT Security, Telecommunication, Business Management solutions, and consultancy services. The award also acknowledges Almoayed Group for implementing best of class ICT solutions and services in Bahrain.
Mr. Nabeel Almoayed, Chairman, Almoayed Group, expressed his delight on achieving this milestone and thanked the Government for acknowledging the Group's superior capabilities to deliver the best of ICT solutions in Bahrain.
Mr. Nabeel Almoayed said:
'Almoayed Group has been serving its customers in IT & Telecom since the last 3 decades, and this accolade represents the crowning of the hard work spanning over 30 years. Year after year we consolidate our energies to deliver the best of ICT solutions to our customers. It is the trust and confidence of our customers in Bahrain that enabled us achieve this excellence and created avenues and momentum for the Group to expand internationally.'
CEO, Almoayed Group, said:
'This award means a lot to the Group and has proven once again that Almoayed Group has the capability to deploy even the most complex IT & Telecom solutions. On this tremendous occasion, I would like to thank the e-Government authority, the entire Almoayed Group Team in Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, India, Pakistan and Kenya , our esteemed partners, and most of all our valuable customers without them this achievement would not have been possible.'
The eGovernment Excellence Awards are granted to individuals and organizations leading the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) wave in the Kingdom of Bahrain, whilst promoting the adoption of the eGovernment initiative. It aims to raise awareness of the government's vision and reward those contributing to the development of Bahrain's electronic community
Almoayed Systems Group & Symantec showcased latest Storage optimization solutions- Seminar
Almoayed Systems Group, a subsidiary of Almoayed Group, the leading Enterprise Software solutions provider in Bahrain showcased the latest value added solutions from Symantec in a workshop held at The Ritz Carlton Hotel.
The seminar provided insights to Banking IT community on how the enterprises are spending more of their IT budget on storage consolidation than ever before. Symantec solutions are designed for Storage resource management that enables IT to navigate the storage environment and identify old or non-critical data that can be moved to less expensive storage. These tools can also be used to predict future capacity requirements. The technology can help companies make an assessment and provide an enterprise-wide view of the storage environment, which helps identify problem areas, consolidation opportunities, and to create a priority list of solutions. Thin provisioning can enable higher capacity utilization by allowing applications to share a pool of available storage that reduces the amount needed for any individual application. Storage is allocated to applications dynamically as needed, resulting in higher utilizationâ€ added by Paul Dominjon, Director Banking Industry, Europe Middle East Africa at Symantec. Paul also touched upon solutions like Data Archiving, Data Duplication that pose day to day challenge to organizations.
During the current economic downturn, IT organizations will take steps to optimize existing assets. Storage managers no longer have the luxury of cutting management corners. However, the situation presents an opportunity to complete existing projects while implementing processes, procedures, and simple technologies to improve the storage cost profileâ€ added Abhijit Chatterjee, Asst General Manager-Enterprise & BFSI Solution, Almoayed System Group.
ALMOAYED & TANDBERG TO DEMONSTRATE TELEPRESENCE TECHNOLOGY IN BAHRAIN WITH TANDBERG™S STATE-OF-THE-ART PRODUCTS
Bahrain, 08 February 2009 TANDBERG, the leading global provider of telepresence, high definition video conferencing and mobile video solutions, in association with Almoayed Data Group, a subsidiary of Almoayed Group WLL, will showcase TANDBERGS's videoconferencing solutions at MEFTEC 2009 at the Bahrain Exhibition Centre on 10th and 11th of February 2009 at stand # 6.
Held under the auspices of the Central Bank of Bahrain, MEFTEC is the world's premier financial technology event that brings together financial technology leaders for a bespoke learning, networking and business experience that blends an industry-leading conference with a tightly focused exhibition and high-class social functions.
At the event, Almoayed Data Group will demonstrate the videoconferencing solutions provided by TANDBERG that have gained credible acceptance across the world, particularly in the Middle East. With reduced budgets and a heightened need for communication, many executives are turning to telepresence to replace travel. With TANDBERG solutions, customers can now enjoy a telepresence-quality 1080p HD experience available to teams throughout an organisation.
Pawan Mehta, General Manager Almoayed Group said: With numerous installations of TANDBERG's solutions in Bahrain and increased demand of telepresence solutions, Almoayed Data Groups qualified team is well equipped to deploy and support customers in Bahrain.
Almoayed Data Group in association with SafeNet organized a one day workshop on Data Protection.
Almoayed Data Group in association with SafeNet organized a one day workshop on Data Protection. The workshop included presentations on the kind of Data Protection Safe Net solutions undertake while the data travels within the network. Mr. Sbastien Pavie (Regional Sales Manager) and Mr. Vincent Mouza (Regional Sales Engineer) also demonstrated to the audience how to protect & secure data.
Banks, utilities, government agencies, educational institutions, , and many other organizations all have reported lost or exposed disk drives, flash drives, and tapes. Drives were often unencrypted, allowing anyone ready access to their contents. With identity theft becoming a major issue and public concern rising, companies like SafeNet provides complete security utilizing its encryption technologies to protect communications, intellectual property and digital identities, and offers a full spectrum of products including hardware, software, and chips.
The event was attended by representatives from several Ministries, Banks and other well known companies.
E- Govt & Almoayed Systems Group in ERP & HR Management Systems Deal
E-Govt Agency appointed Almoayed Systems Group (ASG) Bahrain, a leading Enterprise Solutions company in Bahrain to deploy RYTE HRMS & SAGE Financial Solution.
Speaking at the contract signing ceremony Mr. Khalid Abdulla Al - Bastaki, Head HR & Finance Directorate, EGA said This solution will help EGA integrate renowned SAGE ERP system and custom developed RYTE HRMS solution in order to centralize information, integrate all the business functions and allow for greater accuracy in reporting and strategic decision making".
Mr. Abhijit Chatterjee, Business Head - ASG, emphasized the importance of a strong Back-Office solution that will efficiently complement the day to day decision making of organizations such as E-Govt agency. At E-Govt, our solutions will provide enterprise-wide business information and firm management control to balance increased profitability. Moreover, the solution will consistently deliver high service levels required to meet the expectations of a dynamic and information rich enterprise such as E-Govt.
The decision of E-Govt to computerized it's back-office is one of the initiatives towards consolidating EGovt's IT infrastructure. This project will enable EGOV to have an effective, easy-to-use tool to streamline its business processes around Finance & core accounting such as account receivable, account payable, inventory control and valuation, material procurement etc.
Bahrain Internet Exchange awards Networking Expansion Project to Almoayed Group
Bahrain Internet Exchange (BIX), the Internet Gateway of Kingdom of Bahrain for various ISPs has recently awarded Almoayed Data Group (ADG) the tender to supply and deploy Network Equipments at its second site in Juffair.
The signing ceremony was held in the Ministry of Transportation building which was attended by senior executives of BIX & ADG. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Bin Ali Al-Khalifa the chairman for BIX along with Nabeel Almoayed, chairman for Almoayed Data Group (ADG) signed the contract agreements. ADG, being Cisco Silver partner shall be deploying the state of the art CISCO high-end equipments for the new project.
Since 2005, Bahrain Internet Exchange has been providing internet services to the ISPs in the telecom sector of Bahrain. Keeping in mind the country's vision of open telecommunication market in the past couple of years, BIX had tremendous growth in its business and number of customers through its first internet gateway installed at Seef.
As the telecom sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain is growing and there is more demand for internet bandwidth and its services, BIX intends to become a multi-homed transit service provider to provide better services and high internet bandwidth which will enhance the load balancing and load sharing features as well as improve the quality of service offered to the clients. To meet the growing demand of Internet, BIX is in the process of creating new redundant internet gateway site in Juffair. This site is a major step towards BIX expansion plan for the coming years to remain within the technology trends and meet customers demand.
Addax Bank appoints Almoayed Systems Group for Operations Risk Solution deployment
Bahrain-based Addax Bank yesterday announced the appointment of Almoayed Group for the deployment of operational risk management solution at its head office in the Kingdom. The solution is designed and developed by Rocsys, an Indian software company based in Hyderabad.
Under the agreement, Almoayed Group will facilitate the implementation of Operational risk product, which was developed by Rocsys as a comprehensive offering to address operational risk management needs of banks in compliance with BASEL II guidelines.
The solution will enable Addax Bank to perform operational risk monitoring in a methodical way. By identifying the key risk events, Addax Bank will have a comprehensive view to mitigate the risks factors present in any Investment Banking operations.
The system has built-in statistical tools for analysing the level of risk, direction of movement of risk and assessing capital as per advanced measurement approach.
At the heart of our business approach is a fundamental belief in long-term relationships where both parties prosper. Addax Bank is one of our prestigious customers in Bahrain and we are glad that the bank has entrusted its faith and support in our products and services, said Ahmed Almoayed, Executive Director of Almoayed Group.
Almoayed Group unveils major expansion plan
MANAMA: Bahrain-based IT company Almoayed Group is embarking on a major expansion plan to bolster its presence in the regional and international markets.
The leading IT and Telecom Systems Integration firm has plans to step up operations in India, Pakistan, UAE, Qatar and Kenya.
"After exceptionally outstanding three quarters, we are poised to keep up the pace in line with our ambitious growth targets," chief executive officer CEO said.
"We are also planning to strengthen our presence at Saudi Arabia (Eastern Province), Kuwait, Oman, Libya, East Africa and Sri Lanka," Mr Mohindra said.
The core driver of Almoayed Group's success is its winning corporate culture promoting quality while paying close attention to care for its employees and customers.
"I am satisfied with the group's performance and I am confident that we will definitely be amongst the top Systems Integrators in the Middle East by the year 2010," said Mr Mohindra.
Almoayed Group has the reputation of being a total solution provider and a leading System Integrator in Bahrain and other GCC countries.
It also enjoys partnership with some of the world's most renowned organisations.
"The group continues to invest in its employees, technology and processes. Such efforts should not only reinforce our support and service capability within Bahrain, but also help us we go ahead with our plans to induct new business lines as well as expand our footprint across the world," Almoayed Group's chief technical officer Mohan Vizhakat said.
The group's future plans include, expansion of the present product portfolios in terms of Systems Integration offering and aligning existing and future technology based offerings with our geographical expansion plans.
It is also planning to venture into developing new business lines like IT managed services.
Pension Fund Commission 1st Government entity in Bahrain to get ISO 27001 certification
Pension Fund Commission (PFC) has recently been awarded the ISO 27001:2005 Certification for Information Security, making it the first government entity in Bahrain to achieve this. ISO 27001 is the globally recognized standard for protecting against information security risks and getting certified against this standard demonstrates high level of security maturity for an organization. The ISO 27001 standard has been implemented by PFC in partnership with Almoayed Group, the leading IT company in the Kingdom and Paladion Networks, a Globally acclaimed Information Security firm.
Being the first government entity to be certified is a significant milestone for PFC. With the rise in usage of information technology in government sector and move towards higher levels of e-governance, the security and privacy of data and communication gains in importance. PFC, like other government entities, is the custodian of critical personal information of citizens and also carries out financial transactions over electronic media. Realizing the risks of security compromises and data breaches, PFC initiated the measure towards implementing strong security controls in line with International best practices of ISO 27001.
Mr. Abdulrazzaq Mohamed Saleh Al-Qahtani, Director Management Information Directorate, Pension Fund Commission said Compliance to the ISO 27001 standard has ensured that applicable security controls have been implemented to counter various threats to the critical information of PFC and has improved our preparedness towards handling any security incidents. He added, PFC worked as a team with Paladion-Almoayed Group in this endeavor and utilizing Paladionâ€™s ISMS delivery framework, methodologies and commitment of their highly skilled consultants further ensured the success of this initiative. Today with the certification our business processes are more secure and we can provide higher level of safety to our customers.
Mr. Ahmed Almoayed, Executive Director Almoayed Group said, the pension fund commission's commitment to serve the citizens of the Kingdom is commendable and compliance to the ISO 27001 that will enhance the process to serve the citizens in the most efficient manner. Almoayed Group is proud to be involved in such a prestigious project and will look forward to serve other Ministries in the Kingdom
PFC worked as a team with Almoayed and Paladion, and utilized Paladion's proven ISMS delivery framework and methodology to achieve this certification. Commenting on this achievement, Mr. Rohit Kumar, Business Head-ME, Paladion, said achieving ISO 27001 certification requires strong commitment to information security by an organization. The process to implement full fledged information security management can be long and complex. We are pleased that Paladion-AMG could help PFC achieve this certification within short period of time. It is a testimony to PFC's strong willingness to embrace information security and dedication to implement strong controls.
Pension Fund Commission, Bahrain, was set up in 1975 with a single minded mission of Providing Insurance Services to all Contributors and Beneficiaries in an effortless and efficient manner besides actively participating in the national economic & social well-being of the Kingdom of Bahrain.â€ Today, with the ISO 27001 certification in place PFC can effectively and securely manage the pension operation for over 50,000 employees, pensioners and beneficiaries that belong to more than 60 government agencies (civil and military) in the Kingdom of Bahrain.