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YAHSAT & ITG SIGNING AN MOU TO BRING A COMPREHENSIVE E-LEARNING SOLUTION TO AFRICA’S UNDER-SERVED COMMUNITIES

UAE-based global satellite operator Yahsat announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Integrated Technology Group (ITG), one of the world’s largest Education, Government Resource Planning, and Enterprise Resource Planning solution providers, to bring ITG’s leading e-learning platform to underserved communities in Africa, Middle East, Central and South West Asia. The announcement came during the first day of Yahsat’s attendance at AfricaCom 2018 – Africa’s largest telecommunications, media, and technology conference, and exhibition – in Cape Town, South Africa.

The agreement will see Yahsat utilize its business-focused satellite broadband service, YahClick Enterprise, to deliver ITG’s EduWave® the comprehensive eLearning & Education Management Platform that has digital learning tools and resources to schools and ministries of education across the markets served by YahClick, supported by the operator’s Service Partners. Using the Ka-band powered by High Throughput Satellite (HTS) spot beam technology, YahClick Enterprise will deliver the platform via a dependable, affordable, high-performance satellite broadband service.

The complete e-learning solution package, which includes both connectivity and platform, will comprise of three specific learning modules: Learning Management System (LMS), Student Information System (SIS), and Content Management and Authoring tools all seamlessly integrated in one solution, with a fully managed integrated user experience, thus, allowing related educational elements to work together in the most effective manner. The solution will help bring education into the heart of rural communities, enabling highly qualified educators to provide remote communities with quality education. The platform will allow students in rural areas to access and learn using the same resources as their peers in more developed regions, while teachers can access quality, up-to-date educational materials and swap best practice with their peers.

“Access to a high-quality education is vital to the progress of any community, and especially those in underprivileged and developing areas where life opportunities can be limited,” commented Farhad Khan, Chief Commercial Officer at Yahsat. “Yahsat’s work with ITG will empower more young people with an education, helping them to help themselves and their community overcome the challenges they face.”

Today, more than 57 million children remain out of school in developing nations, with more than half of them living in sub-Saharan Africa. An estimated 50 percent of out-of-school children in the primary school age range also live in conflict-ridden areas. One of the largest hurdles to education among these communities is a lack of physical infrastructure, and a shortage of quality educators even if the infrastructure does exist. The e-learning ecosystem EduWave® provided by ITG under YahClick Enterprise will help to bridge this infrastructure and knowledge gap, empowering communities to unlock their potential through education.

“Demand for e-learning platforms continues to grow across our footprint thanks to the quality and reliability of the connectivity provided by the likes of YahClick Enterprise,” commented Islam Al Qasrawi, Regional Sales Manager at ITG. “We’re pleased to partner with Yahsat to provide a service that will bring such lasting positive change to communities in Africa – and around the world that need it the most.”

Alongside the ITG MoU, Yahsat used its participation at AfricaCom 2018, where the company is a gold sponsor for a seventh consecutive year, to announce three new Service Partner agreements. The operator has formed partnerships with BCS in South Africa and Zinox in Nigeria, alongside International Service Partner Satspace.

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Integrated Technology Group (ITG) was founded in 1989, and it is one of the leading companies in the IT sector worldwide, marked by its high quality and scalable e-learning, government and enterprise resource planning solutions, and empowering individuals and society by helping institutions toward increasing their efficiency, productivity, and profitability.

Yahsat provides multipurpose satellite solutions (government and commercial) for broadband, broadcast, government, and communications use across the Middle East, Africa, and Europe in addition to Central and South West Asia. Based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company, the investment vehicle of the Government of Abu Dhabi, Yahsat is the first company in the Middle East and Africa to offer multi-purpose Ka-band satellite services including:

YahClick – offers broadband satellite solutions for home and business
Yahsat Government Solutions – offers managed solutions and government capacity
YahLink – offers IP trunking solutions, corporate networking, and backhauling capacity
Yahlive – a joint venture between Yahsat and SES, offers premium services to broadcasters and a select choice of TV channels

Yahsat’s first satellite Al Yah 1 was successfully launched in April 2011, and the company’s second satellite Al Yah 2 was successfully launched in April 2012. With its third satellite, Al Yah 3, launched on January 25th, 2018, the commercial Ka-band coverage has extended to an additional 20 markets reaching 60% of Africa’s population and over 95% of Brazil’s population, marking the company’s first entry into Brazil.

2018 Global Excellence Award

Integrated Technology Group (ITG) is pleased to have this delightful chance to be rewarded for our excellence and passion from a trusted source by attaining the winning award entitled “2018 Global Excellence Award” for being the most innovative IT solutions provider 2018 in the Middle East. This award is organized and privileged by Acquisition International Magazine the Voice of Corporate Finance.

The “2018 Global Excellence Award” is designed to reward the best in the business; those that are succeeding in their endeavors, innovating, growing, and improving. Accordingly, this award recognizes Integrated Technology Group (ITG) for its innovative and technological solutions that have changed the way technology is utilized in our daily lives and have created a better successful future in the ICT industry.

The Acquisition International is a monthly magazine that seeks to inform, entertain, influence, and shape the global corporate conversation through a combination of high-quality editorial, rigorous research and an experienced and dedicated worldwide network of advisors, experts, and contributors. It was launched five years ago and has been rapidly risen to become the publication of choice for more than 108,000 recipients in over 170 countries, it regularly attracts editorial submissions from the biggest players in the global corporate landscape.

It is worth mentioning that Integrated Technology Group (ITG) was founded in 1989, and is one of the leading companies in the IT sector worldwide, marked by its high quality and scalable e-learning, government and enterprise resource planning solutions, and empowering individuals and society by helping institutions toward increasing their efficiency, productivity, and profitability.

WELCOME ON BOARD Mr. Don Hutchings

Integrated technology group (ITG) is pleased to announce that Mr. Don Hutchings has joined our team at ITG America as the Head of strategic partnerships.

Mr. Hutchings has more than 20 years of executive management experience in the high-tech industry and the K12 Education Market, having previously held key positions at companies such as Versifit Technologies, Prologic, Siebel, MarketStar and Aradyme Corporation.

He has been deeply involved in establishing client and partner engagement programs for various companies in the technology industry working with both client and vendors and establishing successful partnerships with state and local programs.

Mr. Hutchings also has extensive experience in consulting for education software projects including states and districts reporting solutions with various software companies, to help state education reporting agencies comply with “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) and “Race to the Top” and “ESSA” federal programs.

Welcome to ITG Family & wish you the best of luck

ITG PARTICIPATION IN MENA ICT FORUM 2018

For the third time in a row, with a huge presence and regional attention by the ICT industry leaders; Integrated Technology Group (ITG) has participated in the two-day MENA ICT Forum 2018; a premier ICT industry event for the Middle East and North Africa region, that is held biennially in Jordan under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, where this year’s theme was “The New IT; Innovative Technology”.

The MENA ICT Forum 2018 organized by The Information and Communications Technology Association of Jordan (int@j) brought together companies, leaders, and high-level decision-makers from the ICT sector, as well as entrepreneurs, government officials, and many professionals from across MENA region all in one place.

ITG being one of the leading companies in the ICT sector participated in this Forum, having the chance to meet with many high-level professionals from various industries and different countries of the MENA region. MENA ICT Forum was a perfect setting to acquire new sights and visions on the current and futuristic technologies and how it’s affecting the way of living.

H.E. Eng. Mothanna Gharaibeh, the Minister of Information and Communications Technology on behalf of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein had opened the Forum with a rich speech; drawing the audience’s attention to this Forum’s vitality.

The Forum witnessed diverse panel discussion topics regarding technology’s effect on the global economy and our everyday life. The topics varied from “FinTech” and how IT firms should come up with solutions that are user friendly and increase efficiency, “Digital Commerce and Consumerism” and how business models are rapidly changing due to new innovative technologies, “Arabic Content for the Arab Nation” and the urgent need to produce more Arabic content for the growing number of Arabic users on the internet, and many more attention-grabbing topics such as “Virtual and Augmented Reality”, “Cyber Security”, “Smart Cities”, and “Artificial Intelligence”.

The Forum closing session was titled “The Meeting of the Titans” and was held between the biggest Telecommunication operators in Jordan (Umniah, Zain, & Orange) CEOs with the presence of Dr. Ghazi al Jobor – Telecommunication Regulatory Commission CEO; they discussed all the aspects of mobile services in Jordan and the growing rate of Internet usage and how it affects the Jordanian economy among other aspects, they also discussed the intensive support offered by these operators to startup companies and entrepreneurs.

MENA ICT Forum 2018 presented a delightful experience and a refreshing insight into the non-stop innovation of new technologies.

It is worth mentioning that Integrated Technology Group (ITG) was founded in 1989, being one of the leading companies in the IT sector worldwide, marked by its high quality and scalable e-learning, government and enterprise resource planning solutions, and empowering individuals and society by helping institutions toward increasing their efficiency, productivity, and profitability.

EID AL ADHA WITH ITG

Integrated Technology Group (ITG) celebrated the “Eid Al Adha” with its employees through a special gathering full of fun, coffee, and delights organized by its social committee.

The joyful celebration started with a speech by ITG Vice President; Mr. Ali Al Sadi who welcomed all employees- especially the new members- and sharing Eid greetings followed by a special speech by the President &CEO; Mr. Walid Tahabsem, wishing a happy Eid to all employees and also, emphasizing the resilient achievements the company has accomplished through its gifted employees.

In an atmosphere full of fun, ITG Marketing Manager, Ms. Rasha Abu Saif conducted a contest with all employees and confirmed: “This celebration reflects ITG treasured values and its usual atmosphere of Eid greetings! “.

PMP TRAINING IN ITG AMERICA

Based on Integrated Technology Group (ITG) vast and unique professional experience in the international business and markets; a training under the topic of: “Project Management Professionals (PMP)” is being conducted for two days in a row, taking place at ITG AMERICA LLC offices at San Jose, California by one of ITG’s specialized trainers.

Military Technological College (MTC) team from Sultanate Oman are attending ITG PMP training; that will build real capacity within the trainees and will empower them with knowledge and expertise needed to manage and run their projects.

It is worth mentioning that Integrated Technology Group (ITG) was founded in 1989, and it is one of the leading companies in the IT sector worldwide, marked by its high quality and scalable e-learning, government and enterprise resource planning solutions, and empowering individuals and society by helping institutions toward increasing their efficiency, productivity, and profitability.

ITG PARTICIPATION IN MENA INNOVATION 2018 SUMMIT

For the sixth time in a row, Integrated Technology Group (ITG) is participating in the official ministerial summit for ICT innovation in education and digital inclusion “MENA Innovation 2018”, which is taking place this year in Egypt from July 29-31.

The MENA Innovation summit will bring together ministers, senior government officials, and higher education professionals from across the MENA region and African countries all in one place.

Mr. Osama Abaza, Integrated Technology Group (ITG) Director, Business Development and (ITG) Regional Sales Manager, Mr. Islam Al Qasrawi are representing the company to share benefits and experiences showcasing the Company different Education, Government and Enterprise resource planning solutions which will assist school districts, K-12 schools, universities, governments and enterprises institutions to become more efficient, effective, and productive.

Integrated Technology Group (ITG) participation in this summit will also create the perfect opportunity for (ITG) to present the newest version of its global award-winning, comprehensive e-learning platform EduWave®; which is currently serving more than 15 Million users over 50 Thousand education institutes with three countrywide deployments that seamlessly integrates Learning Management System (LMS), Student Information System (SIS) and Communication and Collaboration (CC) in one cloud-based solution, as the best scalable high-quality e-solution and comprehensive platform to MENA region and Africa countries different ministries.

Furthermore, business development professionals of ITG are presenting the company products in the field of Government and Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions, WaveGRP®, WaveERP® and the comprehensive Document Management and Archiving Solution WaveDMS® as solutions to enhance different ministries efficient work.

During the Summit B2B meetings with different MENA region and African countries ministers, Mr. Abaza, Director, Business Development stated: “Integrated Technology Group (ITG) participation in this important summit is based on the Company business development strategy to explore new markets and to exchange ITG 30 years of excellence in its education, government and enterprise solutions with different countries worldwide to provide different e-solutions, which will create an ecosystem to accelerate quality of education, efficiency, and will create a community with e-learning knowledge”.

It is worth mentioning that Integrated Technology Group (ITG) was founded in 1989, and it is one of the leading companies in the IT sector worldwide, marked by its high quality and scalable e-learning, government and enterprise resource planning solutions, and empowering individuals and society by helping institutions toward increasing their efficiency, productivity, and profitability.

Mr. WALID TAHABSEM PARTICIPATION IN TEDxYU

“Success is contagious.”
– Walid Tahabsem

We congratulate our President & CEO, Mr. Walid Tahabsem, for his participation in TEDxYU and for his inspiring talk about entrepreneurship.

In his speech, Mr. Tahabsem presented advices on how to grow a fruitful business, the qualities, and skills needed for success, how to handle it, and how to stay focused.

The marvelous talk was really inspiring to the audience in general and to entrepreneurs in specific.

EID AL FITR WITH ITG

Integrated Technology Group (ITG) celebrated Eid Al Fitr through an employees gathering organized by its social committee.

The joyful celebration started with a special speech by ITG Vice President; Mr. Ali Al Sadi who wished a happy Eid to the company’s employees followed by special greetings between all employees and sharing Eid delights and coffee.