Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Dubai, April 10th, 2013 – Advanced Technology Services (ATS) FZ-LLC, a subsidiary of Aptec, an Ingram Micro company, received ‘Training Provider of the Year’ award at Channel Middle East Awards 2013 ceremony, which was held at the Fairmont The Palm Hotel in Dubai, on 31st of March  2013. The event, held alongside a gala dinner, attracted over 350 IT leaders from the vendor, distributor, reseller and retailer community across the Middle East region, where they were honored for their accomplishments and dedication to the development of the regional channel over the last 12 months. Twenty-one awards were presented and they recognized the companies, partner programmes and individuals that have done the most to build and improve the wellbeing of the Middle East IT channel sector.

‘Training Provider of the Year’ Award was received by Nermin Zayed, Business Development Manager – Professional Services and Training, and Svetlana Sorokina, Group Marketing Manager. Nermin Zayed commented: “We are very happy to receive this award tonight. It is the recognition of whole team’s effort and dedication during the last few years in the field of partner enablement and training.”

Mario M. Veljovic, Operations & Services Director, Aptec – an Ingram Micro company, and General Manager, Advanced Technology Services (ATS) FZ-LLC, added: “Aptec has a long history and track record in providing Training to IT Professionals in various Technology Domains and we are pleased to see that the same is recognized by the Channel Community in the MEA & Turkey Region by winning this prestigious Award. But we don’t stop here and are excited to take to the next level: we will be further investing in our Education Business with regional expansion, adaption of new Training Technologies, such a Virtual Classrooms, and a greater course portfolio.”

Earlier this year ATS of Aptec Ingram Micro opened its new training center facilities in Dubai. The new facilities include 2 training rooms with total capacity of 30+ students and are all outfitted with latest training equipment to provide classroom instructor-led trainings to IT Professionals in the region. Extended training facilities will help Aptec to increase the number of courses and total number of students trained in a year starting 2013. Aptec runs instructor-led courses, as VATC (VMware Authorized Training Center), and on-line courses, as authorized Cisco Entrepreneur Institute’s training partner. 

Aptec was signed as the VATC in the Middle East in October 2011 and since then was successfully providing trainings to partners in the region. Aptec started by providing VMware vSphere (Install, Configure and Manage) training course in 2011, and during 2012 added more VMware courses: VMware vSphere (Fast Track ,Design Workshop, Optimize and Scale), also VMware View (Fast Track), VMware View (Install, Configure, Manage) and very recently new courses VMware vCenter: Site Recovery Manager (Install, Configure, Manage) and VMware vCloud:  Deploy and Manage the VMware Cloud.  It was also mentioned during new training facilities inauguration ceremony that Aptec is planning to expand its training facilities in 2013 to KSA and Egypt. With the extended territory of Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Aptec- an Ingram Micro company covers now more than 75 countries in the region. Aptec will be expanding its educational and trainings offerings to these countries within next 2 years. 

About Aptec 
Aptec – an Ingram Micro Company (www.apteconline.com) is the Middle East, Africa, Near East and Turkey’s largest technology Value-Added distributor and a leading technology sales, marketing and logistics company. Established in 1980, Aptec is the oldest distributor in the region. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Aptec creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company provides a wide range of solutions and services to more than 10,000 resellers and offers thousands of products from leading ICT manufacturers. From its offices and warehouses in 5 countries and with more than 340 specialized staff, Aptec serves over 70 countries in the region. 

For More Information please contact: 
Svetlana Sorokina / Regional Marketing Manager / 
Aptec – an Ingram Micro Company 
Tel: +9714 3697 111 / Mob: +97150 4503894
Email: svetlanas@aptecme.com