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Wyse Partners with the Largest IT Distributor in the Middle East for the Fast Growing Cloud Client Computing Market.

LONDON, UK – June 27, 2011 - Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, today announced the latest stage in its growth strategy for the Middle East with the appointment of Aptec as its second distributor for the region.

Wyse has partners in the major markets including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Qatar. The appointment of Aptec, and its large community of partners across the region, will allow Wyse to grow its cloud client computing implementations throughout the market.

Wyse offers the industry’s broadest range of cloud client computing solutions that combine cloud client hardware with management, virtualization, and cloud software to form powerful IT solutions. These help businesses, governments and institutions reduce costs, improve security, compliance, mobility and productivity. IDC recently confirmed Wyse as the worldwide leader in enterprise client devices, surpassing all other vendors.

The new distribution partnership with Aptec enables Wyse to take advantage of their substantial region-wide operations and facilities, as well as Aptec’s in-depth expertise and experience in working with enterprise technology solution providers and VARs in the region. Aptec has more than 600 employees and 11 subsidiaries and locations in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Morocco, which ensure the delivery of speedy, effective and professional service to resellers throughout the region.

Mark Jordan, vice president EMEA for Wyse said: “Cloud client computing answers the region’s demands for more flexible IT infrastructure that is more secure, simpler and more affordable to manage and extend to more end users. Aptec provides us with another set of invaluable capabilities and skills and geographic spread of operations to enable our channel partners to realise these exciting opportunities among public and private enterprise customers in their countries.”

The new distribution partnership with Aptec enables Wyse to take advantage of their substantial region-wide operations and facilities, as well as Aptec’s in-depth expertise and experience in working with enterprise technology solution providers and VARs in the region. Aptec has more than 600 employees and 11 subsidiaries and locations in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Morocco, which ensure the delivery of speedy, effective and professional service to resellers throughout the region.

Dr. Ali Baghdadi, CEO of Aptec Holdings, commented: “We view the addition of Wyse’s innovative products to our portfolio as a major component in the solutions provided by Aptec. It is an essential part of our private cloud offerings as well as providing secure client peripherals for our Data Centre solutions. The Wyse cloud client computing solutions completes our vision for Desktop and Server virtualisation and I feel that our strategies are completely aligned.”

About Wyse Technology
Wyse Technology is the global leader in Cloud Client Computing. The Wyse portfolio includes industry-leading thin, zero and cloud PC client solutions with advanced management, desktop virtualization and cloud software supporting desktops, laptops and next generation mobile devices. Cloud client computing replaces the outdated computing model of the unsecure, unreliable, energy-intensive and expensive PC, all while delivering lower TCO and a superior user experience. Wyse has shipped more than 20 million units and has over 200 million people interacting with their products each day, enabling the leading private, public, hybrid and government cloud implementations worldwide. Wyse partners with industry-leading IT vendors, including Cisco®, Citrix®, IBM®, Microsoft, and VMware® as well as globally-recognized distribution and service partners. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, U.S.A., with offices worldwide. More information can be found at http://www.wyse.com or by calling 1-800-GET-WYSE.

About Aptec Holdings
Aptec Holdings (www.apteconline.com) is the Middle East’s largest technology distributor and a leading technology sales, marketing and logistics company in the region. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Aptec creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company offers a wide range of solutions and services to more than 10,000 resellers and offers thousands of products from leading IT and Telecommunications manufacturers. APTEC's regional geographical coverage, extensive customer base and its value added services made the group the largest and fastest growing distributor in the region. All subsidiaries are using state-of-the-art technology, including an advanced web based B2B e-commerce system called Aptec-Online.

APTEC is Distributor for:
3M, ALTAIR, ALLIED TELESIS, APC, AVAYA, BUSINESS OBJECT, CA, CISCO, DELL, D-LINK, DIGI-LINK, FSC, HP, IBM, ISS, LEXMARK, LINKSYS, MCAFEE, MICROSOFT, NET, NETAPP, ORACLE, RIVERBED, SYMANTEC, TANDBERG DATA, VMWARE, VEEAM, WYSE.


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