Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 74 - Page 19


GSD appoints James Harb as general manager

In his new role , Harb will oversee GSD ’ s market expansion , revenue and channel strategy . His extensive background in driving innovative ideas and positive change combined with the ability to foster relationships and synergy with the regional customers will support the company ’ s growth across the Gulf markets .
Harb brings more than 25 years of senior leadership experience onboard . He is well-versed in leading and managing organisational strategies , business transformation , and building partnerships and alliances . He has a proven track record of working in highly competitive local and international markets and driving product expansion , increasing revenues and improving profits .
Prior to this role , Harb led Blue Tech Gulf ’ s sales and operation in the region . He also has extensive work experience at IBM Middle East .
James Harb , General Manager , Gulf Software Distribution

Gulf Software Distribution ( GSD ), a value-added distributor ( VAD ) across the Gulf region , has announced the appointment of

James Harb as the company ’ s new general manager .
Harb said : “ I ’ m excited to lead GSD through this important phase of growth and believe we have a unique opportunity to make an impact in the regional market . I look forward to working alongside my team to offer compelling solutions that support our customer ’ s growth ambitions , particularly at a time of digitisation and huge regional transformation .”

Zain Jordan signs Cloud IMS agreement with Ericsson

Ericsson and Zain Jordan have signed a strategic agreement for the modernisation and expansion of voice services using the existing Ericsson Cloud IMS ( IP Multimedia Subsystem ), solidifying an already strong partnership between the two organisations .

The strategic modernisation of Zain Jordan ’ s network will support migration of current 2G and 3G voice services to 4G / LTE networks . The agreement supports capacity expansion using the Ericsson Cloud IMS solution to enable voice over LTE ( VoLTE ) and Wi-Fi calling for businesses and consumers across the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan .
According to Zain Jordan , the agreement will have a positive impact on its network and the experience of its customers . The Cloud IMS solution will enhance the performance of the network by making calls over VoLTE networks and wireless communications over the Wi-Fi network and offering Zain Jordan ’ s customers superior quality voice calls .
Wojciech Bajda , Vice President and Head , Gulf Council Countries , said : “ Steps towards superior voice and communications quality are vital in a considerable time of transformation . In line with the vision and strategy of the country , Jordan Vision 2025 , we believe partnership and our joint commitment to advanced technologies allows us to support Zain Jordan with its strategic objectives .” p
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