News Date: Monday, September 13, 2010


CIGNEX, the global Platinum partner of Liferay and winner of the Liferay Partner of the Year 2010 award, and Liferay, provider of the leading Open Source portal solution are hosting Liferay training programs for the first time in the Middle East and Africa. The training programs in Dubai (10th October), Johannesburg (8th November) and Riyadh (20th November) would provide an excellent opportunity to IT professionals to gain proficiency on Liferay from experts who have authored 3 books on the adoption and deployment of Liferay.

The training would be conducted over 5 calendar days and would cover both Liferay Portal Administration and Liferay Portal Development.

“Liferay Training is one of the best ways to compliment the value proposition of Liferay products and technology. Liferay Training shares the inner workings of our latest version and the best practices to enable you to maximize your project’s success while lowering your time and cost of development. Liferay Training is a MUST for any company / individual who plan to utilize Liferay,” said Sang Baek, Director, Business Development – Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets, Liferay

“We have rolled out Liferay solutions for over 50 customers globally and have the largest pool of Liferay consultants. We have been sharing our deep understanding of Liferay through training programs across US & Asia-Pacific, in addition to having authored 3 books on Liferay. We are very excited to extend the training programs to the MEA region,” said Munwar Shariff, CTO & EVP – EMEA, CIGNEX.

Participants can get more details about the training programs on or by sending an email to

About CIGNEX ( CIGNEX Global Holding Corporation is the global leader in commercial Open Source & SAP Connect solutions for over 10 years providing solutions across Web Content Management, Portals & Social Collaboration, e-commerce, Digital Asset Management, Documents & Records Management, Business Process Management, Business Intelligence, ERP & CRM and SOA. CIGNEX, by deploying commercial Open Source solutions, focuses on addressing key challenges faced by CIOs today (a) integrating Open Source solutions with existing Line of business solutions, (b) managing the contradictory demands of reducing IT spend while rolling out new solutions.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with offices in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Texas, New Jersey, United Kingdom, India, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand and 400+ employees, CIGNEX has helped in improving client profitability by delivering commercial Open Source solutions to over 200 global customers.

About Liferay ( Liferay is the provider of leading enterprise Open Source portal and collaboration software products, used by companies worldwide, including Allianz, AutoZone, Benetton Group, Cisco Systems, Lufthansa Flight Training, The French Ministry of Defense, and the United Nations. The company offers professional services, technical support, custom development and professional training to ensure successful deployment in the most demanding IT environments.

Liferay, Liferay Portal, and the Liferay logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Liferay, Inc., in the United States and other countries.

For any further information, please contact:

Alice Cheng
Marketing Manager
Liferay, Inc.
Munwar Shariff
CIGNEX Global Holding Corporation