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Link Development Extends Partnership with Liferay to the U.S.

A Strategic Alliance to Deliver Exceptional Digital Experiences in the Region

Link Development, the global technology solutions provider and an A15 company, unveiled today that, in May 2021, its partnership with Liferay, the global market leader in Digital Experience Platforms (DXP), has expanded into the United States. The partnership offers public and private sector organizations the opportunity to create unified, personalized and modern digital experiences with an outstanding return on investment (ROI).

Liferay and Link Development partnership extension puts innovative and integrated digital capabilities in the hands of businesses across a wide range of industries in North America.

“We are thrilled with the progress our partnership with Link Development has made in the Middle East and we now look forward to replicating that success in the United States. Link Development’s value proposition has been a great fit for Liferay and we are excited to welcome them into our U.S. partner ecosystem,” said Todd Jarvis, VP Channel Sales, Liferay.

Ahmed ElQuosey, Senior Vice President, Link Development North America (LDNA), said: “We are excited to extend our partnership with Liferay into the US market. Bringing our technical expertise and industry know-how with Liferay’s robust and flexible Digital Experience Platforms opens up great possibilities for North America customers who will benefit from innovative, cost-efficient digital experiences that are secure and fully integrated on cloud.

Liferay DXP has a global track record of success stories. The company has been named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for “Digital Experience Platforms” and recognized for having “Critical Capabilities for Digital Experience Platforms” by Gartner.

Link Development is a repeat winner of global and regional Microsoft partner awards with over 18 competencies and advanced specializations.

By virtue of the partnership, Link Development will provide strategic consultancy services to build cohesive, self-service and personalized customer journeys on web, mobile and connected devices. Through carefully crafted digital roadmaps, the digital player will provide Liferay DXP deployment, customizations, integrations, interoperability and extensibility services, in addition to business optimization services and innovative products built on top of the flagship Open Source platform.

Link Development Has Earned the Modernization of Web Applications to Microsoft Azure Advanced Specialization

Modernizing Web Applications for Ascending the Cloud Transformation Journey

Link Development today announced it has earned the Modernization of Web Applications to Microsoft Azure advanced specialization, a validation of a solution partner’s deep knowledge, extensive experience and proven expertise in migrating and modernizing production web application workloads, and managing app services in Azure.

Only partners that meet stringent criteria around customer success and staff skilling, as well as pass a third-party audit of their web workload deployment and management practices, including their ability to implement Azure App Service, are able to earn the Modernization of Web Applications to Microsoft Azure advanced specialization.

As companies look to modernize their applications and take full advantage of the benefits that cloud computing can deliver, they are looking for a partner with advanced skills to migrate, optimize, and manage their existing web workloads to the cloud.

Ahmed Abdel Hameed, General Manager, Digital Services, Link Development, said:” We are very excited to underscore our Cloud Migration service excellence with the advanced specialization: Modernization of Web Applications to Microsoft Azure”.

“For our global customers, this means more confidence in entrusting our Cloud Consultancy and Implementation services arm with ascending their digital transformation journey to Azure; relying on agile application modernization strategy and roadmaps, intelligent application refactoring, migration and DevOps, as well as continuous application extension and management on cloud using hybrid or fully transformed PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) environments”, added Abdel Hameed.  

Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner (OCP) at Microsoft Corp. added, “The Modernization of Web Applications to Microsoft Azure advanced specialization highlights the partners who can be viewed as most capable when it comes to migrating, modernizing, and managing web applications in Microsoft Azure. Link Development clearly demonstrated that they have both the skills and the experience to offer clients a path to start enjoying the benefits of being in the cloud.”

Link Development Earns Two Microsoft Azure Advanced Specializations

Modernization of Web Applications and Windows Server and SQL Server Migration

Link Development, the global technology solutions provider and an A15 Holding company, unveiled today it has recently earned two Microsoft Azure Advanced Specializations: The Modernization of Web Applications and the Windows Server and SQL Server Migration; attesting to the company’s deep knowledge, extensive experience and proven expertise in Azure services.

Microsoft advanced specializations formally validate a company’s capability to deliver best-in-class, specialized services in complex solution areas with Azure.

Ahmed Abdel Hameed, General Manager, Digital Services, Link Development, said: “We are very excited to underscore our excellence in delivering cloud solutions with the advanced Azure specializations for Modernization of Web Applications and Windows Server and SQL Server Migration. It’s an important milestone that will be followed by more.”

Only partners who meet stringent criteria can earn such specializations. Qualifications include delivering multiple customer success stories, employing a highly skilled staff, and passing third-party audits that cover migration, web workload deployment and management practices, including the ability to implement Azure App Service, and more.

“For our global customers, this means more confidence in entrusting our Cloud Consultancy and Implementation services arm with ascending their digital transformation journey to Azure with impeccable services and solutions”, added Abdel Hameed.

The specializations demonstrate the growing strength of the company’s capability to deliver tailored, end-to-end cloud transformation using world-class blueprints and best practices.

In an agile Migrate, Extend and Transform approach, Link Development Cloud Transformation Consultancy and Implementation Services arm provides thorough migration assessment, workshops and POCs, Lift & Shift and modernization implementations for Microsoft and non-Microsoft workloads in addition to Cloud Managed Services.

Migrated solutions are extended with integrations, automated provisioning with continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD), security best practices assessments, high-availability and resilient infrastructure for better business performance. Legacy business applications are modernized and refactored towards a full transformation to PaaS and SaaS. 

In recognition of the achievements, the company has issued joint announcements with Microsoft to celebrate landing the advanced Azure specializations: Modernization of Web Applications and the Windows Server and SQL Server Migration.

Link Development Has Earned the Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure Advanced Specialization

Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Ascend the Cloud Transformation Journey

Link Development today announced it has earned the Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure advanced specialization, a validation of a solution partner’s deep knowledge, extensive experience and expertise in migrating Windows Server and SQL Server-based workloads to Azure.

Only partners that meet stringent criteria around customer success and staff skilling, as well as pass a third-party audit of their migration practices, are able to earn the Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Azure advanced specialization.

As companies look to modernize their applications and take full advantage of the benefits that cloud computing can deliver, and with the recent end-of-support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2, they are looking for a partner with advanced skills to assess, plan, and migrate their existing workloads to the cloud.

Ahmed Abdel Hameed, General Manager, Digital Services, Link Development, said: ”We are very excited to underscore our Cloud Migration service excellence with the advanced specialization: Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Azure.”

“For our global customers, this means more confidence in entrusting our Cloud Consultancy and Implementation services arm with ascending their digital transformation journey to Azure from strategy, planning and migration up to extension and management of hybrid and fully transformed Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (SaaS) environments”, added Abdel Hameed. 

Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner (OCP) at Microsoft Corp. added, “The Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure advanced specialization highlights the partners who can be viewed as most capable when it comes to migrating Windows-based workloads over to Azure. Link Development clearly demonstrated that they have both the skills and the experience to offer clients a path to successful migration so that they can start enjoying the benefits of being in the cloud.”

Ahmed ElQuosey to Lead Link Development’s New North America Office

Growing operations and delivering value in a highly competitive market

Link Development; the global technology solutions provider and part of the A15 Holding company, based in Netherlands, announced today that it has recently launched a new office in USA named Link Development North America, and that, as of April 1st, 2021, Ahmed ElQuosey has been appointed as the Senior Vice President, Link Development North America to lead the company’s growth in US and Canada, with a vision to expand southwards.

Based in Irvine, California, Ahmed will be steering our regional expansion in North American digital transformation businesses; aligning with the latest technology trends, market forces and key industry practices to deliver top-notch solutions and managed outsourcing services for our customers and partners. 

Working closely with our teams across regions, and building on our value driven engagement models, Ahmed will strive to find new agile ways of doing business, and new innovative approaches to compete in a very aggressive market by understanding and translating customers’ business drivers and demands into successful solutions that bring their digital transformation journeys to life.

Ahmed is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of global experience across a wide range of technology services. He has a track record of proven success in winning and delivering complex/large IT contracts within various sectors including government, defense, utilities, oil & gas, financial services, retail and education. 

As part of his leadership experience Ahmed held P&L responsibilities in a variety of organizations with direct accountability for sizable teams. His experience includes work with global players like Schlumberger, IBM, RDI, EDS / HP and Injazat located in the UK, Netherlands, UAE and USA in addition to Egypt.

Most recently, Ahmed has managed the Information Technology Solutions Center at the University of Cincinnati where he was also an adjunct professor of Management in IT.

Ahmed holds an MBA in International Business from the American University in Cairo, and a B.Sc. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Cairo University.

Founded in 1996, Link Development operates in more than 24 countries through eight offices in Egypt – Cairo HQ and Alexandria, UAE – Abu Dhabi and Dubai, KSA – Riyadh, Qatar – Doha, USA – California, and Italy – Rome.

Link Development Digitalizes Egypt’s Economic Courts Systems with Microsoft Dynamics 365

Accelerating Justice Delivery and Encouraging Investments

Link Development, the global technology solutions provider and an A15 company, announced today that it has delivered Egypt’s Economic Courts a fresh milestone in its Dynamics 365 based digital justice platform; another step towards providing quicker and more accessible justice to all. 

Established in 2008, Egypt’s Economic Courts (ECC) are specialized courts that focus on resolving economic and commercial disputes.

Entrusted with serving citizens and safeguarding local and foreign investments in Egypt, ECC was the first judicial body to take a full digitalization leap; a move set to drastically improve the justice system’s performance and significantly impact the county’s worldwide bank ranking.

Based on D365, Link Development has delivered a flagship digital justice platform with a powerful backend that automates and integrates end-to-end judiciary processes and services, including legal case filing, assignment, scheduling, distribution, transfers, and others.

Through an online portal, citizens, lawyers, and others can register, e-file new cases, follow up on cases’ progress, set appointments, receive judges’ decisions, make e-payments, and more. 

Counselor Ahmed Khairy, Assistant Minister of Justice, Egypt Economic Courts said, “Automating Egypt’s Economic Courts is part of the government’s digitalization strategy to create a more productive and transparent justice system that citizens and investors can rely on. It’s a national project driven by the directives of his excellency Abd El Fatah Sisi’s to realize Egypt 2030 vision.”

“We are happy with the measurable performance improvements delivered by the digital justice platform since its launch. We are very impressed too with Link Development for facilitating our digital transformation”, added Khairy.

Mirna Aref, General Manager, Microsoft Egypt said: “We believe that Egypt Economic Courts’ Digital Justice Platform is a key milestone in accelerating digital transformation across the judiciary system in Egypt.  The digital justice platform will empower EEC’s and the Ministry of Justice to serve justice with greater efficiency and transparency, in an integrated, secure and intelligent way.”

“At Microsoft, we stand ready to partner with government entities in Egypt to promote the adoption of digital services across all sectors, enabling a competitive digital economy in line with Egypt Vision 2030. We trust that our partners, such as Link Development, can achieve more success stories in driving the government’s digital transformation”, added Aref.

The first phase of digitalization of the Economic Courts was launched during Cairo ICT 2020. The fresh milestone includes the roll-out of e-services and tools. 

Joseph Sameh, Business Solutions, General Manager, Link Development, said, “We are honored to cooperate with Egypt’s Economic Courts. The automation, customization, and integration of such a matrix of mission-critical judicial processes and legal case practices have been an exciting mission.

“We will continue to enrich the D365 e-justice platform and put our resources, knowledge, and expertise to help Egypt’s Economic Courts achieve their digital vision and growth,” Sameh added.

Link Development Lands Three ISO Certifications

Reinforcing the Commitment to Excellence 

Link Development, the global technology solutions provider and an A15 company, unveiled today that it has recently landed its ISO 9001:2015, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, and ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 certifications; attesting to the refined quality standards the company adheres to in running its Quality Management Systems, Information Technology – Service Management, and Information System Management Systems, respectively.

To acquire these ISO certificates, the company had to successfully pass meticulous audits on the way it imbeds best global quality standards in delivering and – continuously and steadily – improving customer excellence, software design and development, digital security, business and engineering processes, and more.

ISO 27001 is one of the most internationally accepted and widely recognized information security standards developed to provide organizations with a framework for establishing processes for implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, and improving an Information Security Management System (ISMS).

The ISO 9001 certificate recognizes the quality provisioning of software design, development, and services that include business process engineering, system architecture design, implementation, and maintenance.

ISO 20000-1 is the international best practice standard specifically for IT Service Management (ITSM). It describes an integrated set of management processes that form a service management system for the effective delivery of services to the business and its customers.

Link Development is always keen on renewing its ISO certifications and acquiring new quality certificates to stress on its utmost commitment to excellence in the way it works and delivers.

eServices Economy: Grow, Scale and Empower Governments – Webinar

Link Development will be holding a one-hour webinar: “eServices Economy: Grow, Scale and Empower Governments” on Monday, 14th of December 2020 at 11:00 AM – Egypt, 12:00 PM – KSA & Kuwait, and 1:00 PM – UAE.

Join us to discuss how recent global uncertainties have created a tidal wave of focus on eService Delivery. And, today – in a cloud-first, mobile-first, and AI-driven world – platforms for process and service automation are critically needed to better serve citizens, empower employees, optimize operations, and ensure business continuity.

Explore how you can lead the change in your ministry, municipality, or city quickly and easily. Our speakers and panelists will show you how to create and advance a sustainable, fully-integrated ecosystem of eServices and quickly deliver ePermits, eLicenses, eRequests, eBookings, eVisits, ePayments, eInspections, case management, and more.

Why attend?

  1. Explore how technology can empower governments to promote citizen well-being, influence positive societal change, and enhance government services.
  2. Tap into best practices and multiple success stories in eService transformation in the region.
  3. Discover ServeBig, a quick-to-implement service automation platform.
  4. Ask expert digital transformation leaders about eService transformation concerns, and aspirations.

Registration for the webinar is closed now. You can watch it below.

Strategy360: Automated Strategy Management for Growth Acceleration – Webinar

Link Development is holding its webinar: “Strategy360: Automated Strategy Management for Growth Acceleration” on Monday 28th of September 2020 starting 11:00 AM Egypt, 12:00 PM KSA & Kuwait, and 1:00 PM UAE, for one hour using Microsoft Teams.

A a leader in driving your business strategy, Link Development digital strategy and performance experts will help you take a critical decision: to transition from manual and semi-digital strategy documents, plans and processes into full automated strategy management practices and processes.

Join us to find out how technology can transform your business strategies into excellent realities. Explore the tremendous results you can achieve using intelligent strategy design, execution, and control tools that meet your business needs and digital environment mandates (whether on cloud or on-prem).

Why attend?

As an SMO (Strategy Management Office), VRO (Vision Realization Office) or a Digital Transformation leader, this webinar is an opportunity for you to find out how Strategy360 can help you:

  1. Achieve a broad digital transformation outlook on all levels of your organization.
  2. Realize the positive impact of full automation on your business outcomes and processes.
  3. Visually navigate your entirely digitalized strategic management process. 
  4. Automatically manage initiatives/KPIs and monitor progress in one integrated scenario.
  5. Integrate strategy management with other risk management, ERP and EPM/PPM solutions such as Project360.

 

Link Development Partners with Liferay to Deliver Exceptional Digital Experiences in the Region

Intelligent customizations and integrations to transform the entire customer journey

Link Development, the global technology solutions provider and an A15 company, unveiled today its partnership with Liferay, the global market leader in Digital Experience platforms (DXP); a partnership that offers regional public and private sector organizations the opportunity to create unified, personalized and modern digital experiences for their customers and citizens with an outstanding return on investment (ROI).

Liferay and Link Development partnership is set to transform the way organizations approach customer relationship by putting innovative and integrated digital capabilities in the hands of organizations across a wide-range of industries.

Moussalam Dalati, General Manager, Middle East, Liferay said: “We are excited to partner with Link Development to support our customers in delivering digital experience solutions built on Liferay. As a leading technology integrator in the Middle East, Link Development is renowned for its strength in delivering Digital Experience platforms. Link Development’s value proposition is of a great fit to Liferay’s and we will rely on them to accompany our tremendous growth in the ME region.”

Ahmed Abdel Hameed, General Manager, Digital Services, Link Development, said:” We are happy to partner with Liferay, the innovator of world-leading Digital Experience Platforms. Uniting our expertise and regional reach with Liferay robust and flexible platform, we are fluffing a rising regional demand for providing customers with superb personalized experiences, unified engagement practices and ease-of-use. Readily built to befit existing processes and technologies at the customer side, and working seamlessly on cloud and on prem, Liferay DXP positions us to provide an unrivalled formula of cost-efficiency, security and ease of integration.”

Liferay has been recently named a leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for “Digital Experience Platforms” and received the highest scores among evaluated vendors for both B2B and B2E use cases in the 2020 Critical Capabilities for Digital Experience Platforms.

By virtue of the partnership, Link Development will provide strategic consultancy services to build cohesive, self-service customer journeys on web, mobile and connected devices. And through carefully crafted digital roadmaps, the digital player will provide Liferay DXP deployment, customizations, integrations, interoperability and extensibility services, in addition to business optimization services.

The alliance brings in modern, captivating customer-centric experiences, insightful customer dashboards, intelligent conversational bots, accurate audience targeting and segmentation, careful identify management, rigorous data protection, outstanding content management and more.

Kicking-off their regional footprint, in March 2020, the two companies held their first “Digital Experiences for Banks: Importance, Implementation and Feasibility” roundtable in Egypt.

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