2012 Qatar Partner Awards – Feb 7 – Qatar Open Door

by Shijaz Abdulla on 12.02.2012 at 18:40

At the Open Door event in Qatar, Microsoft recognized some of our top partners and customers and presented them with awards.

Mamoun Al Bishtawi SMS&P Lead Qatar, Naim Yazbeck, Country Manager Qatar, Bruno Delamarre, SMS&P Director at Microsoft Gulf, and Samer Abu Ltaif, General Manager at Microsoft Gulf presented the awards to partners and customers at a Gala Dinner ceremony on February 7.

The nominees and winners in each category are listed below.

Partner Awards

Innovation Award


  • Cloud implementation (public or private)

Afkar, Wirestorm, Mannai, WIPRO

  • Business Relevance

Winner: Afkar

  • innovative customer offering

Customer Satisfaction Award


  • Customer feedback

Mannai, ICT, QDS, Ever Gulf, Ebla, IT Worx, LBI

  • quick issue mitigation

Winner: QDS

  • consistency in delivery

Impact Award


  • Market coverage

IT Worx, Mannai, QDS

  • business empowerment

Winner: Mannai

  • Project scope

Best Training Center Award


  • extraordinary customer experience

Infocenter, New Horizons, Al Attiyah Training Center

  • Strategic impact and support

Winner: Infocenter

  • Community Reach

Microsoft Distributor of the Year Award


  • Year over Year Growth

Emitac, Logicom, Mindware

  • Partner Outreach

Winner: Emitac

  • Partner Satisfaction

Alliances Award


  • Cross business segment impact

HP, IBM, Dell

  • Cross regional success in partnership

Winner: HP

Mid-Market Award


  • Customer outreach

Qatar Business Systems, Mannai, Qatar Datamation Systems, Qatar Compuer Services, ICT

  • Year Over Year growth

Winner: Qatar Business Systems

  • Customer Support


Customer Awards


National Impact Award


  • Community Impact


  • Citizen Empowerment

Winner: SEC

Cloud Award


  • planning and implementation (no. of nodes)

AJN, Hamad Medical Corp, ICT, QNA, SEC, Oryx, QFIB

  • early adopter

Winner: Al Jazeera Network

  • innovative use of cloud technology for business requirement

MBS Award


  • Impact- of implementation (on business and on customers)

QA, Al Meera, ICT Qatar, QPM, Rayan Bank, CBQ, Nasser Bin Abdullah

  • best practice/ strategy

Winner: Qatar Airways

Productivity Award


  • innovative use of productivity

Qtel, Qatar Gas, MOFA, CNAQ, QNA, QA, QPM, Kahrama, Oryx

  • completeness of solution

Winner: Qtel

  • internal/external impact

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for all that you do!

AfkarQatar Datamation SystemsMannai Trading CompanyQatar Business SystemsHPEmitacInfocenterIMG_1579IMG_1587Qatar AirwaysQTel

Microsoft Open Door Qatar | Feb 7-8, 2012

by Shijaz Abdulla on 16.01.2012 at 14:30


Guess what is the biggest event we’re doing in Qatar this year? It’s the Microsoft Open Door 2012!

This is one event you don’t want to miss. Make sure you save the date now!

What is Open Door, anyway?

Open Door is Microsoft’s premier technical education event aimed at offering technology professionals and decision makers the chance to explore and connect with a broad set of current and soon-to-be-released Microsoft technologies, tools, platforms and services.

An all-encompassing 2-day event, Open Door is the perfect venue for customers and partners to engage and interact, while learning about Microsoft’s breadth of solutions, technologies and innovations.

Who is coming to Open Door?

Open Door will be attended by a wide range of Microsoft customers including IT professionals, developers and IT decision makers from small and medium-sized businesses, government institutions and large enterprises.

When and Where is it being held?

It’s going to be held at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) on February 7-8, 2012.

image courtesy: pedrogoico.com

How do I register? What sessions/topics are covered? How much does it cost?

Go to www.opendoor-gulf.com for more information and registration. Registration is FREE.