New ‘German Desk’ to be set up at Jeddah chamber

The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) and the Delegate of German-Saudi Arabian Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (GESALO) have signed an agreement to establish a “German Desk” at the JCCI.
Updated 17 July 2019

New ‘German Desk’ to be set up at Jeddah chamber

The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) and the Delegate of the German-Saudi Arabian Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (GESALO) have signed an agreement to establish a “German Desk” at the JCCI.

GESALO, the official representative of the German industry in the Kingdom, will staff the desk with a professional trade expert. GESALO is part of the network of German chambers abroad and has been operating in the Kingdom as a not-for-profit entity for more than 40 years.

JCCI President Mohammad Naghi welcomed the Jeddah-based “German Desk.” 

Oliver Oehms, GESALO delegate, said the “German Desk” would add to the efforts of the main office in Riyadh and the “German Desk” in Dammam. 

“Personal contacts matter. Therefore, our expectations are high that the presence of full-time staff will take the bilateral business relations to a new level,” he said. 

German Consul General in Jeddah Holger Ziegeler said: “German companies have a lot to offer to their Saudi Arabian counterparts. This is true especially for the many specialized medium-sized champions or Mittelstand companies.”

One of the first tasks of the new “German Desk” will be to organize an incoming delegation of German CEOs from the logistics sector.


Nutanix offers cloud-hosted virtual desktop solution

Updated 10 April 2020

Nutanix offers cloud-hosted virtual desktop solution

DUBAI: Cloud-hosted virtual desktop provider Nutanix is offering a 30-day trial of its Xi Frame product that lets employees access company apps on any device and from any location.

“Physical desktops and laptops are becoming a poor fit for today’s dynamic, digital workplace.

A digital workspace provides greater flexibility, so that employees can access the applications and data they need— from any device and any location,” company statement said.

“This is a much better fit for the way many businesses, across many industries, operate today. Instead of running on a local device, the applications and services of the digital workspace run in a data center and output is transmitted quickly and securely to the user across a network.”

Nutanix touts its virtual desk solution as easy to use, has global scalability, elastic by design, secured and developer friendly.

“Users gain easy access to remote virtual desktops or the ability to stream one or multiple applications on any device, with a multi-cloud platform designed for agility, performance, security, and flexibility,” the company said.