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Cobweb joins hands with UAE group.

Byline: Dubai

Cobweb, Europe's leading hosted service provider has announced a partnership with UAE-based Media Solutions, an IT consultancy with extensive regional and local knowledge in delivering outsourced solutions.

Cobweb's Mark Davies said that Middle East continues to be a buoyant market for IT outsourced solutions and services with large organisations wanting to learn more.

"The region's SME sector was an early adopter to SaaS (Software as a Service) and Hosted Exchange and fast to acknowledge the multiple advantages over an in-house solution.

"We are noticing that larger firms are also looking to see what an outsourced, off-site solution can do for them," he observed.

He said organisations of all shapes and sizes could benefit from a Hosted Exchange service, including reduced cost and expert 24/7 support.

"Cobweb Hosted Microsoft Exchange business email is provided with MessageLabs, anti-virus and anti-spam protection, plus 24/7/365 telephone support. Cobweb is able to offer customised applications to organisations of all sizes, from 10 to 10,000 users, " said Altaf Alimohamed, managing director of Media Solutions.

"SaaS has earned its place as an IT enabler, and is now starting to attract clients beyond the traditional SME segment. We have a new demand from larger organisations who now realise benefits of shifting to outsourcing," he added.

Alimohamed said SaaS eliminated the standard running costs of IT systems and infrastructure, such as annual software licenses and hardware upgrades which add costs, require time and teams to manage and deploy.

"The running costs of an in-house system can be quite substantial for large organisations, while SaaS on the other hand provides for faster implementation and dramatically reduces the cash burden. It also allows monthly payments, negating high capital outlay, he explained.

"Cobweb is globally respected name in Hosted Service, and gives us the advantage of quality, expertise and sector leadership. The technical support and backing of Cobweb gives us -- and our clients - an extremely valuable and strong position. We are reaching out to regional markets and energised to expand our customer base," Alimohamed added.- TradeArabia News Service

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Date:Jan 19, 2010
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