News Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010

Riyadh


CIGNEX announces an alliance with Softway to provide Enterprise Open Source
Solutions in Saudi Arabia

 

CIGNEX a Santa Clara (US) based global leader in commercial Open Source technologies today announced that it has partnered with Softway Integrated Business Solutions, a Saudi Arabia based leading IT provider to expand its presence in the Middle East at the First International Workshop on Free / Open Source Software Technologies in Riyadh.

Munwar Shariff, CTO & EVP EMEA for CIGNEX, a key speaker on the benefits of the commercial Open Source technologies at the event, highlighted “Globally the adoption of Commercial Open Source brings about a reduction in Total Cost of Ownership of up to 99% over proprietary solutions. We are delighted to partner Softway and extend our global experiences across US, Europe and Asia-Pac into Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Region”.
 
Softway, a platinum sponsor of the Workshop, is committed to delivering Enterprise applications in a very cost effective manner in the Middle - East. Mohammad Sibai, IT Manager, Softway said “CIGNEX with over 150 successful global Open Source implementations in the last 10 years is an ideal partner for Softway. We are now in a position to architect and deliver world – class enterprise Open Source solutions to our customers in Saudi Arabia at a vastly reduced Total Cost of Ownership”.

About CIGNEX: CIGNEX (www.cignex.com) has been the global leader in Open Source for over 10 years focussing on Making Open Source Work for Enterprises. It has rolled out solutions across Web Content Management, Portals, e-commerce, Digital Asset Management, Documents & Record Management, Business Process Management, ERP, CRM and Business Intelligence. In addition to alliances with Redhat and JBOSS, CIGNEX is a Platinum partner to Alfresco and Liferay, Gold partner to Pentaho, Silver partner to Intalio and a Global partner to Compiere.

About Softway: Softway Integrated Business Solutions is one of the Leading IT companies in the Middle East. The company is focusing on delivering enterprise grade integrated solutions to the mid-size and enterprise level entities. The products offered are of the bleeding edge technology on the software systems as well as mobility solutions. 

For further Information contact:

CIGNEX                                               Softway
David Jennings                                  Mohamad Sibai
David.jennings@cignex.com          msibai@softway.com.sa