Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 20 | Page 27

E EAS DL ID Leading technology provider, MDS, has become an Apple Authorised Systems Integrator to continue its work providing enterprise- standard solutions and services. AL I O N E L S G E R ANN CH DLE E MDS expands APPLE PORTFOLIO and services in the UAE M DS, a leading technology provider in the UAE, has been appointed as an Apple Authorised Systems Integrator (AASI) in the region, while also being an Apple Solution Expert (ASE) for the last five years. The AASI targets organisations across all industries and the ASE is specifically designed to cater to technology integration needs in schools and universities. With these authorisations, MDS will be able to provide enterprise-standard solutions and services including consultancy, strategy and integration services for Apple devices throughout the technology life cycle. The AASI and ASE programmes are designed for companies interested in offering services to Apple customers, whether they are businesses, educational institutions or government organisations. To become an AASI and ASE, MDS had to meet the required criteria set by Apple such as service expertise, a requisite number of fully trained technical staff, Apple certified system engineers, sales staff and dedicated Apple business managers. Commenting on the AASI and ASE status, Roger Kakhia, EVP of MDS, said: “We are pleased that MDS has been authorised to extend services under both the AASI and INTELLIGENT TECH CHANNELS Issue 20 ASE programs by Apple. The main qualifying criteria for these were service expertise and attention to detail and MDS met these with ease. Our team worked hard to ensure that we have the highest level of expertise, knowledge and the best technical skills to offer our customers strategic advice, a complete services portfolio and enterprise standard support to complement the Apple brand. “MDS has been an Apple Authorized Reseller since 1988 to integrate the best, most secure and most reliable technologies seamlessly for our enterprise customers including several educational institutions. As an AASI and ASE, we look forward to helping more customers transform the way they work with increased productivity through enhanced collaboration, improved communication and better mobility services, across enterprise and education sectors.” MDS offers end-to-end technology solutions and full systems integration services to customers across the region. The company has a strong portfolio of customers in the enterprise segment including government organisations and different industry verticals including the education space. ˜ 27