Our team of partners at their biennial conference in Athens 18 - 21 September 2014
Maxime Chaya, RIO 1st Anniversary
Rowboat tRIO now sits peaceful on its display cradle at Zaitunay Bay, but just a year ago, that boat rocked… while the white
flag all the Midis members signed fluttered in the wind. Max will join Midis in Athens next month to share with us the experience
which he summed it up in two sentences:
Boats were never designed and built to remain in Harbour.
Storms never last forever; the sun always shines again.
Mindware, Best Partner Excellence Programme of the Year 2014
Glad to announce that Mindware was awarded for Best Partner Excellence Programme of the Year 2014 by
CPI Reseller ME at the Partner Excellence Awards at Emirates Towers, Dubai.
Midis - LAU Scholarship
Midis Group established a generous scholarship at LAU to assist needy and deserving
students from different departments.
This annual Scholarship grant will also enable qualified students to work at the company
"We’re so lucky to have you as a friend of LAU” said LAU president Joseph G. Jabbra to
the Midis Group CEO and Chairman Nabil Bustros. Read full article
From the wall Street Journal - an MDS UAE achievement:
Emirates Palace Completes Landmark Wireless Deployment;
Becomes First Hotel in Middle East to Deploy Gigabit Wi-Fi
Mindware, best distributor of the year 2013, wins Juniper accolade
"The annual awards recognize partners who have made the most notable contribution
to their customers and therefore grown their business value with Juniper throughout 2013."
For the fourth consecutive year, the Midis Group was the exclusive sponsor of
the "Majlis" executive Lounge for Gitex 2013.
Thank you for your support!
Dear partners, dear friends,
Now that I am back, I would like to thank you all for supporting RIO.
While many saw my quest as pure madness, you had the vision and
the courage to partner with the project and I am grateful for your trust.
To succeed, Project RIO took a fair amount of planning, preparation
and perseverance -a great deal more than any other expedition I've
embarked on- but without your backing, it couldn't have seen the light.
Livar, Stuart and I had our fair share of problems along the way and
at one point I even paved the way for an eventual evacuation. But
I managed to keep everyone on board tRIO optimistic and we
attended to each problem, one by one. In the end, and with the help
of countless prayers from loved ones, our faith and determination
paid off. Here we are now, with the mission accomplished!
The World Speed Record was never an objective, not even a remote
possibility when we set off. This, coupled with the numerous problems
solved along the way makes the taste of victory over adversity that much
I will be sending you a full communication report very soon, followed by
a proposal for a Post-RIO event so we can all celebrate our triumph.
Thanks again and see you all very soon,
IDC announced that MDS UAE, one of the Midis Group affiliates,
is ranked #1 Services Provider for the 9th consecutive year.
Top 5 IT Services Providers in the UAE
MDS UAE is ranked as No.1 between the top 16 Systems Integrators in the region.
"MDS takes top spot in the inaugural Top 16 SI List research, posting an impressive
$530m in sales revenue.(...) With more growth plans underway, MDS looks set
to dominate the regional SI space."
Maxime and his crewmates did beat the world record!!
From the world’s highest mountain to the high seas, Maxime Chaya and his crewmates
Livar and Stuart went on a once-in-a-life time adventure- Rowboat the Indian Ocean and they made it!
Congratulations on setting a new speed record for rowing the Indian Ocean and becoming
the first team of three to row any ocean !!!
It took them 57 days, 15h and 49min to row.
You made us proud Max!
Mindware, one of the Midis Group affiliates, awared Value Added Distributor from Symantec
Glad to announce that Mindware was awarded the Value Added Distributor Award from Symantec,
June 18 2013 at the Symantec MEFA 2013 Awards; the award was given for delivering outstanding
results with the highest YoY growth in VAD business for FY13; Starting the year with a clear vision
and alignment; Restructuring & building the team with focused responsibilities; driving most number
of quarterly planned marketing initiatives to develop new channel across the region and for displaying
creativity & professionalism in all their activities.
Mindware, one of the Midis Group affiliates, receives "Reseller ME Partner 2013 Award -
Best Partner Excellence Programme of the year"
Glad to announce that Mindware received the Best Partner Excellence Programme
of the Year for the initiative of providing & building a supportive channel program
to the partners at the Reseller Middle East Partner 2013 Awards.
Lenovo signs Mindware as Think product distributor
Lenovo has appointed Mindware, one of the Midis Group affiliates, as an
official distributor of its Think product range. The agreement will see
Mindware distribute products such as the ThinkPad Edge and the ThinkPad
Classic for the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman.
Mindware receives the IT Distributor of the Year Two in a row: Mindware awarded again! This time, Mindware received the IT
Distributor of the Year award –Broad Line products, a category recognizing
the most recognized distributor of the year for initiatives in the
channel, based on product and solutions range available, pre sales
support, training and other forms of support provided to the channel.
Mindware awarded "Value Add Distributor of the Year" Mindware awarded "Value Add Distributor of the Year"
We are glad to announce that Midis Group affiliate, Mindware, has received
at the VAR COC Awards the "Value Add Distributor of the Year" award.
Mindware has been the most recognized distributor of the year for value
add initiatives in the channel, based on product and solutions range
available, pre-sales support, training and other forms of support provided
to the channel. "
For the fourth consecutive year, the Midis Group was the exclusive sponsor of
the "Majlis" executive Lounge for Gitex 2012
Midis and Emerson team up for data contras
Midis Group and Emerson Network Power have signed a new strategic agreement
that will focus on data centre and power solutions. The agreement will combine
Emerson’s broad product portfolio with Midis systems integration expertise and
its extensive services team.
Ken Poczekaj, President, EMEA, Emerson Network Power commented:
“This is really a marriage between the biggest IT service provider in the region and
the technology and solutions leader in this field worldwide. This is good news for
the customer, because this is mission-critical to the continued build out of the
technology infrastructure in the region.
“We will work with Midis to provide more and more complete solutions for the industry.
Customers are going hyper-scale, building large data centres and looking for cloud
solutions, This infrastructure is required for it all to work and deliver on its promise.” he adds.
Sami Abi Esber, President of MDS UAE Group, said that Midis will expand its expertise on
Emerson solutions to ensure seamless delivery, installation, and support for users
across the Middle East.
MDS UAE awarded "IT Service Provider of the Year"
The Midis Group affiliate "MDS UAE" took home the award for IT Service Provider
of the Year during the Gitex technology week in Dubai. This event that honours
the leaders in the Middle East enterprise IT sector in the last 12 months
recognized world-class projects and implementations, leading vendor
contributions and outstanding individual efforts.
Another successful year for the Midis Group affiliate "MDS UAE"!
For the eighth consecutive year, MDS U.A.E ranks first in the country in IT services,
according to the newly released IDC "IT services 2011" report. MDS U.A.E President
Sami Abi Esber commented, 'Even as the U.A.E market struggled with a global
economic slowdown and lackluster energy prices, we were able to expand steadily.
Thanks to both our long-term and new U.A.E customers for entrusting us with
their most critical IT needs. Our team is completely dedicated to providing them
best possible support, year after year."
MDS - Site & Power awarded the ISO 9001-2008 certification
MDS Site & Power, a Midis Group affiliate in the U.A.E., was recently awarded
the ISO 9001-2008 certification for their recently implemented manufacturing
and supply quality management system. To earn this credential, they
successfully applied all relevant regulatory requirements and enhanced
customer satisfaction while ensuring continuous improvements in their
metal chamber production facilities in Ras Al Khaimah.
Congratulations to the MDS Site & Power team for achieving this quality
milestone and for the enhanced customer experience that it promises!
The 2I factory of MDS Site & Power, in Ras Al Khaimah - U.A.E, produces
High Quality Solutions for the Telecom Infrastructure Industry -- Turnkey
Infrastructure Rollout Services, Shelters Manufacturing, Cold Store Rooms
and Mobile Communication Units for clients all over the world. 2I offers as
well a wide range of customer management solutions to optimize telecom
UCI World Masters Mountain Biking Championship -- Maxime Chaya finishes 5th!
Fifth in the world! This is where Maxime finished as some of the world's top
cyclists competed September 15th at the 2012 UCI World Masters Mountain Biking
Championship in Brazil. After winning the pre-world championship trophy with flying
colors six days prior to the World Championship, Maxime did not find the same form
on race day. However, with the exception of competitors from France, Columbia and Italy,
he still managed to forge ahead of everyone else.
Maxime has done us proud by being the first to wave the Midis Group logo, along with
his Lebanese flag, atop the world of mountain biking.
Great job, Maxime! We look forward to success in our next joint adventure.
ICT wins Microsoft Partner award for 2012
Information & Communication Technology, one of the Midis Group's Qatari
affiliates, proudly announced it has won the 2012 Microsoft Country
Partner of the Year Award for Qatar. Among top Microsoft partners from all
around the world, the company was awarded for demonstrating excellence
in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
“Information & Communication Technology has set the standard for delivering
innovative Microsoft solutions that meet the needs of customers. It is this
commitment to excellence that will ensure our mutual success into the future.”
said Jon Roskill, corporate vice-president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp.
Our team of partners at their biennial conference in Vienna 7-10 June 2012
Mindware - Gold Distributor MS partner, receives both the MEA & EMEA award
from Microsoft at the 2012 EMEA partner Operations Conference held in Dublin,
13th-14th March. Mindware received the award purely for their investment in
delivering operational excellence. The event which took place was attended
by all the distributors & DLARs across the EMEA.
Jeff Jacob – Microsoft Product Unit Manager who attended and received
both the award comments that “he is proud that Mindware has been
distinguished for both these awards and will continue to deliver
operational excellence” .
For the third consecutive year, the Midis Group was the exclusive sponsor of
the "Majlis" executive Lounge for Gitex 2011
Once again and for the 7th consecutive year, MDS UAE has been rated
"TOP IT SERVICE VENDOR" as per the recent UAE IT Services report
for the year 2010.
The Midis Group is sponsoring the “Universite pour tous” (University for everyone) –
a program from the prestigious Universite Saint-Joseph in Beirut, providing
a broad range of knowledge to the general public. Midis contributed to
the inauguration of a new conference room by donating Lenovo Notebooks.
For the second consecutive year, the Midis Group was the exclusive sponsor of the
"Majlis" executive Lounge for Gitex 2010
MDS UAE won the prestigious regional "System Integrator of the Year Award"
given during the award ceremony organized by Arabian Computer News (ACN)
in Aramani Hotel Dubai on Oct 18, 2010
The newly rebranded Midis Group held its 6th Partner Conference in September 2010 at Paphos (Cyprus)
The Midis Group was the exclusive sponsor of the "Majlis" VIP Lounge for GITEX 2009
Our Team of partners at their biennial conference in Morocco in October 2008