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May 2016

Mindware, a Midis Group affiliate, Win VAD Award
Mindware the leading Distributor in the MEA has been awarded Value Added Distributor of the Year at
the Reseller Middle East Awards which took place at Emirates Towers on May 25, 2016. The award is
a recognition of the continuous developments within the channel in providing value added products,
complementing solutions , services , training support, pre sales support & marketing .


April 2016

As a continuation to previous annoucement
Once again Mindware was awarded “Best Distributor Channel Program for the year”
at the Channel ME Awards hosted by ITP.net at the Conrad Hotel Dubai on 13 April, 2016.


March 2016

Mindware Awarded Networking VAD of the Year 2016
The Midis group affiliate, Mindware, has been awarded the Networking VAD of the year Award for 2016 at
the Network World Middle East Awards which was held on the 28th of March at the “Emirates Towers” in Dubai.

In addition , it is also Mindware that implemented the End User project for “Nakheel” which won the award for
Best Network Optimization Project of the Year 2016.


February 2016

Press Conference reveal Maxime Chaya new adventure. Biking Rub’ Al Khali
The Midis Group is as always proud to partner with Maxime Chaya in each and every new challenge he grasps, his enthusiasm never fails to inspire.
Maxime’s relentless drive, dedication and youthful spirit reflect those of the Midis team in their endless pursuit for greater Opportunities ahead.

Herewith a Brief and pictures about the press conference that was held last week with the support of Le Yacht Club – Beirut, in which
Maxime revealed details about his upcoming adventure.

More releases will follow, on the start date, during and at the end of BRAK.

For more info please check the press release.


February 2016

MDS-SI ranked top of the MOF “Strategic Partners” in the UAE for the year 2015
“MDS-Systems Integration”, a MIDIS Group affiliate, has been ranked top of Strategic Partners at the Ministry of Finance in
the United Arab Emirates for the year 2015 and received an award in recognition for excellent cooperation and professional services.
MDS SI specializes in providing Turnkey Technological Solutions for Various Industries Comprising of Best
Breed Hardware, Software, Networking & Storage.

For more info please Visit:


February 2016

eHosting DataFort, a Midis Group affiliate, to Provide Next Generation Data Centre Services
with its Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

Click here to read the article

September 2015

eHosting DataFort (eHDF) awarded the highest Gold rating after a rigorous audit process by British Standards Institution
eHosting DataFort (eHDF), one of the Midis Group affiliates, becomes first company in the Middle East to achieve the CSA STAR Certification.

The region’s leading managed hosting and cloud infrastructure services provider, today announced that it has become the first company
in the Middle East to achieve Cloud Security Alliance’s Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (CSA STAR) certification. After undergoing
a rigorous audit process conducted by British Standards Institution (BSI) to measure the company’s security capability levels, eHDF
was awarded the Gold rating, which is the highest rating that can be awarded to any cloud services provider (CSP).

Click here to read the article

June 2015

Reseller Middle East recognizes Channel Excellence
Glad to announce that two of the Midis Group affiliates have won awards at the sixth annual
Partner Excellence Awards 2015 - Reseller Middle East - on June 3rd 2015 at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
The awards commended channel players who have strived to grow their business through differentiation
and innovation.

MDS UAE: Enterprise Reseller of the Year
Mindware: Best Partner Excellence Program of the Year

For more info:


May 2015

Mindware KSA, «Distributor of the Year» for 2015 at the Channel Arabic KSA
Glad to announce that Mindware KSA, one of the Midis Group affiliates, won the «Distributor of the Year» Award for 2015
at the Channel Arabic KSA Awards which was held in Riyadh on Monday 11th May 2015. A great achievement indeed
indicative of extensive channel expertise in the KSA region.


May 2015

MDS-SA: Cisco's Emerging Partner of the year 2015 "FY 2015"
MDS-SA, one of the Midis Group affiliates, was certified Cisco's Emerging Partner of the year 2015 "FY 2015".
Mohammad Al Abbadi, Cisco Saudi Arabia General Manager, stated that Cisco covers 84 countries or emerging
markets in the Middle East, Africa and Russia. The Saudi Arabian territory received such an entitlment because
of the commitment of MDS-SA on growing the business.
This recognition places MDS-SA in the line with select Cisco qualified partners not just on the regional but on
the global scale.


May 2015

Gold Accreditation - Tivoli Maximo Asset Management
Maximo, one of the Midis Group affiliates, has received the Gold Accreditation for Enterprise Asset
Management which is the highest accreditation from IBM for their Business Partner regarding
technical capabilities, certifications and successful references in their implementation.
This also demonstrate Maximo's dedication to delivery of first rate service to their clients.


Decembre 2014

Reseller Middle East celebrates elite Hot 50 winners
Reseller Middle East held its third edition of Hot 50 awards Decembre 10 in Dubai and we are glad
to announce that two of the Midis Group companies have been awarded and recognized for their excellence.
• Mindware was awarded at the Hot 50 Awards for "Best Pre Sales Support"
• MDSAP Tech for the "Best Demand Generation Initiatives"

Click here for the complete list of winners.

In the meantime, two marketers from the Midis Group also won Top50 Marketing Maestro 2014 awards
by the same publisher
Rania Al Khatib from Mindware
Justine Zhao from MDSAP Tech

Click here for the Top50 Marketing Maestro 2014


Novembre 2014

Awards 2014 - MMR – Computer & Communication Division Eastern Province
On Thursday November 28, 2014 MMR – Computer & Communication Division Eastern Province celebrated with
its entire staff the cash prize awarded to the company by the MIDIS 2020 conference in Athens as top performers in System Integration.

During the lunch celebration at “Le Meridien Hotel” in Khobar the company’s management distributed Pride Certificates to its top performers.

Congratulations and best wishes for a continuous success to C&C Eastern Province and the entire staff!


October 2014
For the fifth consecutive year, the Midis Group was the exclusive sponsor of
the "Majlis" executive Lounge for Gitex 2014.

September 2014
Our team of partners at their biennial conference in Athens 18 - 21 September 2014

August 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.


June 2014

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.


April 2014

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
upon graduation.
"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


February 2014

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

The Wall Street Journal  

Click here to read the article.

January 2014

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."


To read more, please click here.

December 2013

Mindware awarded for Best Inventory Management at Reseller ME HOT 50 2013


Click here to see all ME HOT 50 for 2013

November 2013

Second World Record for Maxime Chaya
Midis Group had the pleasure of interviewing Maxime Chaya upon his
return from a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, Rowing the Indian Ocean.

To view full interview, please click here.

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October 2013

For the fourth consecutive year, the Midis Group was the exclusive sponsor of
the "Majlis" executive Lounge for Gitex 2013.


September 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,


August 2013

Congratulations, again!
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


August 2013

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."

Click here to see the the Top 16 Systems Integrators List.

August 5, 2013

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!
What's next?


June 2013

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.


June 2013

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.

For more info, please visit:

April 2013

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.

For more info, please visit:


April 2013

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.

For more info, please visit:


March 2013

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. "


October 2012

For the fourth consecutive year, the Midis Group was the exclusive sponsor of
the "Majlis" executive Lounge for Gitex 2012

October 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.

October 2012

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.


September 2012
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."
September 2012
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
system performance.  
September 2012
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.


September 2012
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.

June 2012
Our team of partners at their biennial conference in Vienna 7-10 June 2012


March 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” .

October 2011
For the third consecutive year, the Midis Group was the exclusive sponsor of
the "Majlis" executive Lounge for Gitex 2011

September 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.
October 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.

October 2010
For the second consecutive year, the Midis Group was the exclusive sponsor of the
"Majlis" executive Lounge for Gitex 2010

October 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

September 2010
The newly rebranded Midis Group held its 6th Partner Conference in September 2010 at Paphos (Cyprus)
October 2009
The Midis Group was the exclusive sponsor of the "Majlis" VIP Lounge for GITEX 2009

October 2008
Our Team of partners at their biennial conference in Morocco in October 2008