Oracle continues to drive Cloud adoption in Saudi Arabia

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Updated 30 August 2016
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Oracle continues to drive Cloud adoption in Saudi Arabia

A seamless cloud transition was the key focus for Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) members who took part in an Oracle workshop in Riyadh. 
Dozens of Oracle Partners gathered to learn about the company’s latest database cloud services that will help them migrate database from on premise to the cloud for achieving new levels of efficiency, security, and availability.
Thamer Alharbi, country managing director — Saudi Arabia, Oracle commented: “Organizations in Saudi Arabia realize that cloud adoption offers them speed, value and better ROI. The workshop is in line with our commitment to further drive this interest and support our customers in their journey to the cloud”. 
He added: “At Oracle, we believe that cloud technology will play a vital role in driving Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 Economic Diversification Plan and with our completely integrated cloud platform that spans all layers of the cloud, we are uniquely poised to help organizations in Saudi Arabia transition to the cloud”.  
The workshop that was organized at the Oracle Partner Hub in Riyadh focused on educating the participants about configuring database on the cloud and the steps necessary to create, migrate, backup, and restore Oracle Database Cloud Services with Oracle’s public cloud offerings. 
According to IDC’s FutureScape Predictions, more than a third of Saudi organizations have already invested in cloud services and the cloud market in Saudi Arabia is expected to grow 44.5 percent year on year in 2016 to a total of $63 million. 


Ascott Jeddah supports World Kidney Day

Staff members from Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, Ascott Sari Jeddah, Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah and Spectrums Residence Jeddah visited the Hisham Attar Center for dialysis, to spend time with 70 patients.
Updated 18 March 2019
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Ascott Jeddah supports World Kidney Day

In light of National Kidney Month observed in March, The Ascott Limited joined forces with Albir Society Jeddah to observe World Kidney Day, on Thursday.

Staff members from Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, Ascott Sari Jeddah, Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah and Spectrums Residence Jeddah visited the Hisham Attar Center for dialysis, to spend time with 70 patients, who were presented a flower and a gift from the properties.

Further supporting the cause, a dedicated Albir Society stand has been set up in the lobby of the four properties from March 13th to 20th, enabling a financial contribution from both staff and guests, as Ascott aims to raise support for the organization.

Vincent Miccolis, Ascott’s regional general manager for Middle East, Africa and Turkey, said: “We’re proud to support this important cause across Ascott Jeddah and enable both staff and guests to get involved. All Ascott Jeddah staff wore a green ribbon on their uniforms for the month of March, further driving awareness and showing their commitment to the cause. CSR initiatives form a core component of Ascott’s operations, and we’re pleased to be able to support the Albir Society Jeddah.”

World Kidney Day is annually observed on second Thursday in March. This year, it fell on March 14. The day is marked to raise awareness about kidney health and its relation to our overall health. This year, the theme of World Kidney Day was “Kidney Health For Everyone Everywhere.”

According to National Health Portal, chronic kidney disease is the sixth fastest growing cause of death. Around 850 million people worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases due to various causes. Around 1.7 million people are estimated to die annually due to acute kidney injury globally.

The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international lodging owner-operators. It has more than 58,000 operating units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as over 42,000 units, which are under development, making a total of more than 100,000 units in over 660 properties.

The company’s serviced residence and hotel brands include Ascott, Citadines, Somerset, Quest, The Crest Collection, lyf, HARRIS, FOX HARRIS, YELLO, POP!, Préférence and HARRIS Vertu.