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Amjad A. Hafez is CEO of Nournet.
Amjad A. Hafez, CEO of Nournet talks about Nournet. NourNet is one of the leading telecommunication services companies that are geared to empower businesses with the highest level of security and seamless connectivity in all their interactions – both internal and external.
In terms of your future strategy, how much of your focus will be on datacentre services, cyber security etc.? What are the strategic business services that you are going to focus on?
Nournet has been undergoing a change in overall strategy over the last three years. The company has engaged McKenzie, one of the leading strategy consultancies, to transition from offering basic infrastructure services to being a fully managed ICT player. Nournet has been on this journey for the last couple of years.
The company considers the datacentre to be on the cusp of these connectivity services. We have starting attracting momentum. We have anchor accounts using our services. Our biggest advantage is that we are very much localised. Nournet is able to support managed services in everything below the application layer. So if a customer wants middleware or a database, we have certified engineers in the databases such as Oracle, Microsoft, and SAP.
We have end operating systems such as Linux, Unix and Windows. The company also offers do storage servers. Nournet has certified engineers to cover all needs for the customers. All of the engineers are in Saudi Arabia and that provides more value compared to other ICT providers with engineers who keep coming back and forth. The customers can sit with engineers and feel the service that we are offering.
All of these services are built in-house and the company does not partner with vendors. The company prides itself by offering vendor neutral set up. We have everything under one umbrella from managed ICT services to managed collaboration solutions, cloud and others. Everything is provided in-house. This big advantage helps us to control the quality and costs.