Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 81 - Page 14


HSBC and INJAZ UAE expand partnership to empower youth to manage their financial future

people to increase their knowledge , skills , and experience with money . Muhammad a Student from Merryland International School who participated in BaFCG , said : “ The programme was very informational and captivating ”. This year , a grant from HSBC will enable INJAZ UAE and the JA Worldwide network to engage more students in the learning experience and to launch the programme in four more countries : Oman , Turkey , Thailand , and Vietnam .

HSBC and INJAZ UAE are expanding a new financial education experience that teaches young people how to save , budget , and make smart decisions with their money . The “ JA Building a Financially Capable

Generation ” initiative pairs educators from JA and volunteers from HSBC with groups of students in classrooms , community centres , and online . Educators and volunteers work together to teach , coach , and mentor young
Razan Bashiti , CEO , INJAZ UAE commented on the program : “ Our partnership with HSBC to deliver Building a Financially Capable Generation program is an extremely impactful learning journey that we recently started offering to our Youth . The program is designed to promote a culture of financial inclusion and awareness for young people . The knowledge that students gain after going through the programme , equips them to make smart financial decisions .”

GTT partners with Arc Solutions for enhanced connectivity in Oman

GTT Communications , a global cloud networking provider to multinational clients , has announced a partnership with Arc Solutions , a provider of integrated network solutions in the Middle East , to consolidate and expand GTT ’ s service reach across the Middle East .

Underpinning the partnership is a network-to-network interconnect ( NNI ) between GTT ’ s global tier one network and Arc Solutions ’ Middle East network at the Datamena facility in Dubai .
In addition , the new partnership creates better economies of scale for GTT ’ s enterprise service offering in the Middle East , which includes Internet services and managed SD-WAN , leveraging Arc Solutions ’ point-of-presence locations in UAE , Bahrain , Oman , Saudi Arabia , Israel , and Pakistan .
“ We are continuously seeking opportunities to expand the reach of our global IP network to meet demand while we also focus on ways to operate it more efficiently to benefit our customers ,” said Don MacNeil , COO , GTT . “ Our network and data centre provider partners are an important element of our value proposition , and we are pleased to partner with Arc Solutions to strengthen our service offering in the Middle East region , which includes secure internet and software-defined wide area networking solutions .”
Mahesh Jaishankar , CEO , Arc Solutions , said : “ We are excited to partner with GTT , combining our expanding Middle East footprint with one of the world ’ s largest tier one IP networks .”
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