Middle East Saudi Arabia Case Studies in Saudi Arabia
Float Glass Plant Cuts Operating Costs by 40 Per Cent with Virtualization Solution
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Saudi Arabia - 
Global manufacturer Arabian United Float Glass Company (AUFGC) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia wanted to improve manageability and reduce operating costs for its IT infrastructure. The Yanbu-based company-which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week-deployed the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with Hyper-V virtualization technology and the Microsoft System Center suite of management products to centralize management and monitoring. The solution has transformed the data center at AUFGC, helping ensure high availability of its business-critical applications. With Hyper-V software, AUFGC consolidated its server estate with zero downtime. The dynamic data center will reduce operating costs by up to 40 per cent compared to its previous-largely manual-operations management processes, which used just physical servers.
Saudi Post Reduces Operating Costs by Around 50 Per Cent with Private Cloud
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Saudi Arabia - 
Saudi Post Corporation wanted to transform its infrastructure and reduce operating costs by implementing an Infrastructure as a Service Private Cloud-the first in the Saudi
Global Manufacturer Reduces IT Support Incidents by 20 Percent, Boosts Agility
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Saudi Arabia - 
Zamil Industrial Investment (Zamil Industrial) needed to reduce system downtime and increase IT self-sufficiency. For help in revamping its IT operations, the company engaged Microsoft Services Premier Support. By incorporating Microsoft Services Roles and Knowledge Management, it improved maintenance of key technologies. As a result, Zamil Industrial has achieved 99.5 percent system availability and reduced support incidents by 20 percent.
Electricity Supplier Cuts Email Operating Costs by 40 Percent with Software Upgrade
Monday, May 07, 2012
Saudi Arabia - 
Rapid growth at Saudi Electricity Company—the main electricity provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia—meant the organization needed a versatile and easy-to-manage messaging environment. It chose to upgrade its Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 solution to take advantage of the enhancements in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. Since the implementation, the organization has achieved many of its goals, including a more streamlined messaging infrastructure. This has resulted in a reduction in server numbers from 43 to 25 and operating savings of 40 percent. Most importantly, all 27,000 employees can access a consistent, reliable, and more efficient email and messaging service—whether they’re in one of the 400 offices or on the road. This helps them meet personal goals and dramatically improve customer service.
Saudi Schools Project Provides Scalable Email Solution for Students and Staff
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Saudi Arabia - 
The King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Public Education Development Project (Tatweer) aims to improve educational outcomes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through greater use of technology. Tatweer wanted a standardized secure email system for 6 million students and their teachers. It chose Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 supported by Microsoft security products to protect students against inappropriate Internet content.
Saudi Bank Saves Thousands of U.S. Dollars with Integrated Collaboration Platform
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Saudi Arabia - 
Bank AlBilad in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia specializes in financial services that are compliant with Islamic Sharia law. The bank depends on highly available, reliable IT solutions to support its ambitious growth plans and enjoys a strategic partnership with Microsoft. In 2010, the new management team at Bank AlBilad saw that its existing IBM Lotus Notes and BlackBerry® collaboration solution was expensive to support, so it began looking for an alternative. The team chose Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 integrated with the Active Directory service, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 data management software. By decommissioning Lotus Notes with BlackBerry mobile devices, Bank AlBilad immediately saved thousands of U.S. dollars in support costs and boosted employee productivity. The bank made further savings once SharePoint Server 2010 went live.
Microsoft Unified Messaging System Case Study Fakieh Group
Monday, February 13, 2012
Saudi Arabia - 
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia wanted to provide faculty members, students, and support staff with a comprehensive
Utilities Company Trims Operating Costs by Nearly 25 Percent with Holistic Support Solution
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Saudi Arabia - 
To lower operating costs and improve customer service, Marafiq needed to optimize its IT environment. The company turned to Microsoft Services Premier Support to assess critical business systems and incorporate best practices for enhancing management of these systems. Now, Marafiq has reduced its operating costs by approximately 25 percent and strengthened alignment between IT capabilities and business goals.
Saudi Ministry Engages Support Services to Upgrade IT Systems and Improve Security
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Saudi Arabia - 
The General Administration of Forensics Evidence in the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Interior wanted to upgrade its older IT infrastructure and improve IT processes. With the help of Microsoft Services Premier Support, the group enhanced network security, installed updated software, and trained the staff in operational excellence—and completed the one-year engagement in just six months. With its new technology capabilities, the ministry is able to solve crimes faster.
Construction Company Cuts Reporting Time with Resource Planning Solution
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Saudi Arabia - 
Kabbani Construction Group (KCG) provides specialist contracting services in six countries. In Saudi Arabia, the company has 20 divisions that offer specialized services for the construction industry. Each division had separate systems for managing data, making it hard for managers to gain insight into group operations. KCG worked with Microsoft Partner Right Group to deploy Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0. Now, reporting is faster and projects are managed more efficiently.
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