Park Place Technologies Acquires Unitech’s Third Party Maintenance Services

Deal forms one of Brazil’s largest TPM providers.

CLEVELAND, OH, April 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Park Place Technologies, a leading global provider of data center and networking optimization solutions, has acquired Unitech’s third-party maintenance (TPM) business. The acquisition strengthens Park Place’s position as one of Brazil’s largest TPM providers, expanding its reach in the world’s fifth-largest country.

Combined Expertise for Enhanced Customer Service

Unitech, founded in 1989, has a long-standing reputation for serving a diverse client base, including major financial institutions, telecommunication and utility companies. Park Place’s global expertise will greatly amplify Unitech’s established presence in the Brazil market.

“Unitech and Park Place serve clients with the same core values. We both operate with a responsive, client-first approach, and communicate with clarity and transparency. We share customer service strategies, and have a native understanding of the Brazil TPM market,” said Unitech owner Ramon Hasky.

Hasky said Unitech’s long-term partnership with Park Place, “gives us confidence in how our clients will now be served. Park Place is a global company with a strong Latin American presence that offers more scale and an innovative IT lifecycle portfolio. Our customers will benefit from these added Managed Services and Professional Services offerings.”

Park Place, now one of Brazil’s furthest-reaching TPMs, will add nearly 20,000 Unitech assets to its already robust service legacy in Brazil.

“We are taking the hard-earned credibility of Unitech’s 30-plus years and leveraging our passion for client services with Park Place’s global resources,” said Unitech’s CEO, Claudio Miranda. “Unitech’s legacy now has an exciting new chapter; our people and our clients are in good hands with Park Place.”

Unitech will continue to independently operate its Hardware, Software and related Professional Services sales.

“Park Place operates in Brazil primarily in markets with a history of great relevance and positive expectations, particularly in the management, maintenance, and support of mission-critical hardware,” Luiz Fernando Monteiro, IDC Senior Market Analyst, IT Services, Brazil, said. “It is an operation focused on service lines that account for about 19% of the total service market in the country. These are essential services, especially in a world of IT distributed across internal infrastructures, own and third-party Data Centers, public and private clouds, with a demand for very high availability and resilience for the continuity of operations of companies across the entire Brazilian market.”

Roy Illsley, Chief Analyst for Omdia, said Omdia’s research shows that Brazil is a rapidly growing market for the data center business. “In fact, São Paulo accounts for 85% of new Data Center building in the country,” he said. “However, the current Data Center market in Brazil is mostly small sized Data Centers that are distributed between the major cities. Brazil, represents an ideal market for a vendor like Park Place as the growth in data centers will need skills to ensure they can operate efficiently and effectively, and technology vendors with services and solutions are a perfect fit.”

Chris Adams, Park Place Technologies President and CEO, said the company’s history of investing in people and resources globally will continue.

“We are committed to delivering a great experience to all our customers worldwide,” he said. “We will continue to acquire companies like Unitech that bring a talented workforce and unique capabilities driven by an unparalleled customer experience to our international partners.”

A video statement from Unitech is available here.

About Park Place Technologies

Park Place Technologies is a global data center and networking optimization firm. We help more than 21,000 clients optimize data center budgets, productivity, performance, and sustainability so they can think bigger – and act faster. From procurement to decommissioning, our comprehensive portfolio of services and products helps IT teams optimize IT lifecycle management. This frees time and spend so they can focus on transforming their businesses for the future.

Park Place’s industry-leading and award-winning services portfolio includes Park Place Hardware Maintenance™, Park Place Professional Services™, ParkView Managed Services™, Entuity Software ™ and Curvature Hardware sales. For more information, visit www.parkplacetechnologies.com. Park Place is a portfolio company of Charlesbank Capital Partners and GTCR.

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One Za’abeel launches The Offices, Dual Licensed Office Space in One Za’abeel Tower

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — One Za’abeel, the iconic mixed-use development developed by ICD (Investment Corporation of Dubai), is pleased to announce the launch of The Offices, its ultra-luxurious dual licensed corporate office spaces in One Za’abeel Tower. The Grade-A offices are set to become Dubai’s ultimate business address, attracting global and local organisations alike with its unique dual licensing for both Dubai World Trade Centre Free Zone (DWTC FZ) registered companies and those registered under the mainland.

One Za’abeel is comprised of two skyscrapers, One Za’abeel Tower and One Za’abeel The Residences, which are dissected by The Link, a 230m cantilevered building suspended 100 meters above the ground. The unique shape of the mixed-use development, coupled with its strategic location, garnered it the nickname “The Gateway to Dubai’s Central Business District.”

The Offices occupy 17 levels in One Za’abeel Tower and cover a total area of 280,000 sq ft.
Built with sustainability in mind, the development demonstrates exemplary environmental efficiency and sustainability standards and achieved LEED Gold certification in December 2023.

Characterised as smart offices, The Offices has incorporated smart technologies to provide automation and energy optimisation of all electrical, lighting, air conditioning, and ventilation systems. This allows for energy usage to be regulated, while simultaneously maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures and offering features such as floor to ceiling windows which provide an abundance of natural light and unobstructed views of the city. One Za’abeel is currently in the process of obtaining WiredScore and SmartScore certifications.

The Offices prime location within the mixed-use development allows ease of access to all of One Za’abeel’s offerings. Tenants can invite their guests to a meal at any of the many Michelin inspired restaurants in The Link, hold meetings or events at the conferencing facilities within the One&Only One Za’abeel resort, invite their guests to stay the resort or the unique fitness and recovery SIRO hotel, or simply meet at the shops and F&B on the retail podium.

Beyond the ecosystem of offerings at the development, additional distinguished services and advanced facilities at The Offices include 24/7 dedicated concierge and security services, 7 levels of basement and smart parking, valet services, and proximity to public transport.

Issam Galadari, Director of One Za’abeel Holdings commented: “We believe business success is accelerated with the right location, and hence we are pleased to launch The Offices at One Za’abeel Tower. Situated in the heart Dubai, this will undoubtedly become the ultimate business address for businesses and investors, offering luxurious, spacious, and connected offices with access to retail facilities, world-renowned hotels, and fine dining experiences only an elevator ride away. We look forward to welcoming innovative companies to The Offices and seeing them thrive as they utilise all that One Za’abeel has to offer.”

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مشروع ون زعبيل يطلق مكاتب الشركات مزدوجة التراخيص في ون زعبيل تاور

دبي،الإمارات العربية المتحدة, April 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  يسر ون زعبيل، المشروع الأيقوني المطور من قبل مؤسسة دبي للاستثمارات الحكومية “ICD“، الإعلان اليوم عن إطلاق مكاتب الشركات الفاخرة، في ون زعبيل تاور مزدوجة التراخيص. تساهم هذه المكاتب في ازدهار أعمال الشركات وجذب الشركات المحلية والعالمية المسجّلة في المنطقة الحرة في مركز دبي التجاري العالمي والشركات المسجّلة داخل الإمارات.

يتكون مشروع ون زعبيل، متعدد الاستخدامات، من برجين شاهقين هما ون زعبيل تاور وَون زعبيل ذا ريزيدينسز، اللذان يتصلان ببعضهما بواسطة برج كابولي معلّق يسمى ذا لينك، الذي يبلغ طوله 230 متر ويرتفع 100 متر عن سطح الأرض، وحصل هذا المشروع متعدد الاستخدامات على لقب “بوابة منطقة الأعمال المركزية في دبي” نظرًا لموقعه الاستراتيجي في دبي.

تشغل مكاتب الشركات 17 طابقًا من ون زعبيل تاور متوزعًة على مسافة 280,000 قدمًا مربعًا، كما يعكس المشروع معايير الاستدامة والكفاءة البيئية وتوّج ذلك بحصوله على شهادة الريادة الذهبية المرموقة في تصميمات الطاقة والبيئة (LEED Gold) في ديسمبر 2023.

صمّمت مكاتب ون زعبيل لتكون مكاتب ذكية، وفي هذا الصدد تم تطبيق تقنيات ذكية مختلفة لزيادة كفاءة استخدام الطاقة في أنظمة الإضاءة والكهرباء وأنظمة التكييف وتنقية الهواء. تساعد هذه الإجراءات في تنظيم الطاقة مع الحفاظ على درجة حرارة داخلية معتدلة، وتقديم ميزات مثل النوافذ المرتفعة إلى السقف التي تسمح بدخول ضوء النهار الطبيعي والإطلالات الخلابة على أفق دبي. يسعى ون زعبيل حاليًا إلى الحصول على شهادتي WiredScore وSmartScore.

وتتميز مكاتب ون زعبيل بقربها من المرافق المميزة ما يمنح المستأجرين فيها فرصة دعوة ضيوفهم إلى أحد المطاعم الراقية الحاصلة على نجمة ميشلان في ذا لينك، كما يمكنهم إقامة ندوات وحتى مؤتمرات على مرمى حجر من مكاتبهم حيث يوفر منتجع ون آند أونلي ون زعبيل مساحات للاجتماعات متعددة الأحجام وتلبي مختلف الاحتياجات لكافة أنواع الفعاليات، بينما يقدم فندق سيرو إقامة مميزة وفاخرة للضيوف ورجال الأعمال، وكما يمكنكم الاجتماع مع ضيوفكم بغرض تسوق أرقى الماركات وتناول الطعام في منصة البيع بالتجزئة.

علاوةً على النظام الشامل والمتكامل في هذا المشروع، تلعب الخدمات المميزة والمرافق المتطورة في مكاتب ون زعبيل دوراً هاماً في تعزيز جودة الحياة للمستثمرين فيها، حيث تتوافر خدمات كونسيرج وأمن على مدار الساعة في بناء المكاتب و7 طوابق سفلية لصف السيارات ويوجد مواقف مدفوعة أيضاً.

وفي هذه المناسبة، علق عصام كلداري، مدير ون زعبيل قائلًا: ” نؤمن بأن نجاح الأعمال يبدأ من اختيار المكان المناسب، ولذا يسرّنا اليوم إطلاق مكاتب الشركات في ون زعبيل تاور من قلب إمارة دبي، التي سوف تكون بلا شك أفضل وجهة لرجال الأعمال والمستثمرين، وأصحاب الشركات الإقليمية والعالمية، حيث سيجدون كل ما يبحثون عنه هنا من مكاتب واسعة وفاخرة المتصلة بمتاجر البيع بالتجزئة والفنادق العالمية والمطاعم الراقية، وجميع هذه الوجهات لا تحتاج سوى ركوب المصعد للوصول إليها. نرحب بالشركات المبتكرة التي سنشهد ازدهار أعمالها في مكاتب ون زعبيل ذات الخدمات المتكاملة.” 

للبقاء على اطلاع بأهم التحديثات عن مكاتب ون زعبيل، يمكنكم التفضل بزيارة موقعنا الإلكتروني: onezaabeel.com 

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EAACI Congress 2024: Innovation and Advances in Allergy Treatment

EAACI Congress 2024
EAACI Congress 2024

EAACI Congress 2024

  • Over 150 scientific sessions will be presented during the congress, focusing on advancements in environmental science, food allergies, innovations in immunotherapy, and pediatric allergies, among others.
  • Precision medicine, AI, immunotherapy, and immune modulators will converge at the largest allergy and immunology congress.
  • The congress will occur from 31 May to 3 June in Valencia, Spain.

VALENCIA, Spain, April 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), an association comprising over 16,000 researchers and healthcare professionals from 125 countries, invites you to the annual congress at Feria Valencia, Spain, from 31 May to 3 June. Under the theme “Revolutionizing Patient Care through the Power of Data Science,” the EAACI Congress 2024 positions itself as the European event of the year, gathering the latest research and advancements in allergies and their treatment.

We firmly believe in the importance of your contribution to knowledge and its impact on improving patient care in allergy and asthma. As a healthcare professional or medical student at the congress, you will enrich your clinical practice and knowledge and contribute to advancing science and healthcare.

During the congress, you can participate in keynote lectures, plenary sessions, oral presentations, and poster sessions, all featuring cutting-edge research, clinical updates, and emerging therapies in allergy and asthma. Additionally, you will have the chance to connect with some of the most influential leaders in the field and engage in in-depth discussions on the latest advancements. The scientific program of the EAACI Congress 2024 will cover the entire spectrum of clinical allergy and immunology and will feature over 150 scientific sessions, including topics such as environmental science, food allergies, innovations in immunotherapy, and pediatric allergies, among others.

Please review the program and encourage your medical team, students, and professors to register for the EAACI Congress 2024. It will be an invaluable opportunity to continue learning, exchange ideas, and collaborate with other professionals in the field. We look forward to welcoming you to Valencia!

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KAUST Scientific Programs Are of Utmost Importance


Jeddah: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) support for programs in several fields of science has yielded outstanding results, and helped it carry out research and apply technological development.

Six academic programs implemented by the Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE) Division stand out: Environment Systems, Epigenetics, Functional Biology, Genomics, Structural Biology, and Marine Sciences.

These programs offer multi-disciplinary research areas, and the possibility to study the mechanisms by which living organisms interact with their environment, and improve this interaction through new technologies.

The Biological Sciences program provides courses in cellular biology and biophysics through two specialized courses consisting of lectures, seminars, and practical laboratory training.

The Environmental Sciences and Engineering program prepares students to work in fields that pose urgent challenges to the world by focusing on studying water purification and
reuse methods, and reducing the water pollution, thus helping address global concerns about scarce drinking water.

This program helps study the impact human beings have on the environment thorough resource exploiting and overconsumption, soil degradation, and air and water pollution. Studies in this field may help provide solutions to these problems, and address some issues related to climate change.

The university’s location on the Red Sea helps study various forms of marine life, with the sea serving as a living laboratory where focus is placed on studying the local marine life, and compare it with other marine ecosystems.

The Plant Sciences program helps understand how plants grow in harsh environment conditions, such as much of the Kingdom’s, their basic biology and molecular and functional composition, as well as their interaction with other living organisms and adaptation mechanisms.

Researchers will thus be able to improve the ability of plants to tolerate and grow in any environment and under any
conditions, and help attain sustainable agriculture in dry regions of the world.

KAUST has achieved significant progress through its Biomedical Engineering section, advancing engineering concepts, principles and methods, and applying them to biological systems by modeling, monitoring, and addressing hindrances to living organisms, as well as by creating algorithms that help understand biological systems and improve their performance.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Information Ministry, BIBF hold workshop on creating economic content

Manama, The Information Ministry held, in cooperation with the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF), a specialised workshop on the basics of creating economic content for media professionals, within the ‘Economic Media Month’, organised as part of the ‘Manama Capital of Arab Media 2024′.

Several media professionals and economists from Bahrain and abroad participated in the workshop.

The training workshop addressed several topics related to economic media and content creation, shedding light on a set of statistics and numbers related to this industry, as well as modern methods for identifying and studying the target audience to provide content that meets their aspirations and expectations.

It also focused on several areas related to the economy with the aim of refining the skills of Bahraini media professionals, in particular, and the Arab world, in general.

Dr. Mesfer Al-Muhanadi, Head of BIBF’s Banking and Finance Centre, while addressing the workshop, stressed the importance of developing me
dia competencies to serve the growth of the digital content sector, as it is one of the promising sectors that heralds rising economic growth.

He indicated that Arabic speakers account for more than 5% of the world’s population, yet the share of Arabic content on the Internet is less than 3% of the total content, noting that the content creation industry has turned into an economy and there is still more to push the growth of this vital sector.

He added that there are opportunities for media professionals to play a more important role in the future if their tools are properly invested in creating content.

He said that since 2020, the number of content creators has exceeded 165,000, aged 40 on average.

He stressed that the media professionals’ role in the content industry is to be creative and unique in preparing valuable content, keeping pace with global events, developments and changes, as well as communicating directly with the public, and adhering to the standards of the profession, noting that the siz
e of content creation industry economy is expected to reach approximately 480 billion US dollars by 2027.

On the content creation sector in the Arab world, he stressed the need to build clear strategies through media agencies to adopt content creation, and to select qualified media competencies to address challenges, adding that the media is influential in this aspect and has a major role in investing in the capabilities and skills in the media agencies to provide digital content of all kinds.

It is worth noting that the organising committee has launched several initiatives, including a special discussion panel on the Impact of digital transformation on individual financial transactions, in which economic experts from Bahrain and abroad participated. It has also recorded podcast episodes on a number of economic topics directed to the Arab audience and will be broadcast on local and Arab channels.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Today’s Newspapers Follow The Water Issue And The PM’s Directive To Urgently Update The Integrated National Energy Strategy

Baghdad, The newspapers issued today, Tuesday, paid attention to the water file, and Prime Minister’s directive, to urgent update the integrated national energy strategy.

Al-Zawraa newspaper, which is published by the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate, focused on the water file and quoted the Director General of Dams at the Ministry of Water Resources, Ali Radhi, as saying: ‘Iraq wants to guarantee a fair share of water from upstream countries.” pointing out that “there is a permanent committee between Iraq and Turkey regarding the water file.

He added: We had a visit to Ankara and held meetings there, and there were also many delegations from the Turkish side that came to Iraq and held meetings, where these discussions are ongoing to reach fruitful cooperation on the water issue. He pointed out: This flexibility and positivity in the water file is very important to ensure access to fair water shares. He pointed to: the government support and an insightful and clear vision for the water issue was not only achiev
ed in this agreement, but was achieved previously in the water relationship between Iraq and Iran, for example.

He continued: The water releases that were achieved, for example, in Karun River, and the releases that enhanced the water storage in Darbandikhan Dam or Diyala Dam, did not come out of nowhere, but rather from good relations, dialogues, and joint visits. As a result, the releases achieved in Shatt al-Arab through Karun River led to reduce salinity levels to very large extents.

He went on to say: Now we have reached very high storage rates in Mosul Dam that we only reached in 2019, when that year was plentiful, and the same situation is in Darbandikhan Dam and Dokan Dam. Now we have reached the same storage level that was in 2019. This will certainly reflect positively on the upcoming summer season, especially the summer agricultural plan. He stated: We have reached record storage levels in Mosul Dam, the first since 2019. He noted: Agricultural plans for the summer or winter season are usually de
veloped through some high-level joint committees. The Ministry of Water Resources and the Ministry of Agriculture take responsibility for the water storage data and the nature of this water year represents the basis for approving plans.

He continued: We have not yet clarified the extent of the agricultural plan for the coming season through the committee that will be held later. Pointing out: Today, when water storage has improved greatly, it must be developed with thoughtful plans, and made the best use of it. He explained: With the availability of storage, we are thinking about improving irrigation efficiency, using modern technologies, working on lining canals, and thinking about creating water harvesting dams and also exploiting groundwater.

Al-Sabah newspaper focused on the directive of Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, yesterday, Monday, to urgently update the integrated national energy strategy, in order to ensure the sustainability of financing energy projects to prevent their delay or cessat
ion.

A statement from his office said, ‘The Prime Minister chaired a meeting devoted to discussing the plans of the Ministry of Electricity and the National Energy Strategy file, in the presence of the Ministers of Electricity and Oil. The meeting witnessed a discussion of resolving the pipelines transporting gas produced from gas stations, since within six months gas will be produced in West Qurna.’ Added ‘This requires work on introducing this transmission pipeline into the national gas transmission network, in addition to reviewing the electricity collection file, and following up on the implementation of the directives issued by previous meetings in this regard.’

Al-Sudani also directed, according to the statement, ‘the formation of a specialized team from the ministries of planning, electricity, oil, and finance, and the body of advisors, to undertake an urgent update of the integrated national energy strategy, on the basis of reviewing the energy file and what Iraq needs at the level of productive ene
rgy and fuel energy, and at the same time ensuring the sustainability of financing energy projects to prevent their delay or cessation.’

The statement stressed, ‘It is necessary to take into account, in updating the strategy, the integration of energy projects with each other, such that gas security sources are available to operate gas electricity stations once they are completed, gas transportation pipelines are available once its production from oil fields is completed, and electrical stations are available that benefit from it.’

The Prime Minister stressed ‘the importance of the strategy taking into account the path that the state is supposed to take to reduce the burdens of the energy file on state funds,’ directing ‘the need for the specialized team to submit its report updating the strategy after consultation with the relevant ministries and with the consultant to the Ministry of Planning, Inc. KBR.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Foreign Minister, Arab League chief discuss regional development, Arab Summit agenda

Doha, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Foreign Affairs Minister, held a meeting with Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the Secretary-General of the Arab League, on the sidelines of the third session of the Arab Economic and Cooperation Forum with Central Asian Countries and the Republic of Azerbaijan, held today in Doha.

The two sides discussed the preparations for the 33rd Arab Summit, set to be held in the Kingdom of Bahrain on May 16, in addition to the topics and issues to be included in the agenda of the pan-Arab Summit.

The meeting also focused on the current regional situation, as well as the ongoing Arab and international efforts aimed at stopping the escalation in the Gaza Strip, ending the war and providing humanitarian aid to the civilian population in the enclave.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

The Intelligence Agency tightens its grip on a human and drug trafficking gang in Baghdad

Baghdad, The Federal Intelligence and Investigation Agency tightened its grip on a human and drug trafficking gang consisting of (4) defendants, including a woman, in Baghdad.

A statement by the agency stated that its units specialized in combating human trafficking had monitored information indicating that there was a woman who intended to sell her minor daughter to a gang specialized in human trafficking and narcotic substances in exchange for giving her a quantity of drugs. A technical intelligence work team was formed, to verify the accuracy of the information, and to arrest the accused along with her victim.

It explained that when interrogating them, she frankly admitted her intention to sell her minor daughter to a gang of three defendants in exchange for giving her a quantity of narcotic substances. After obtaining due judicial approvals, the whereabouts of the defendants were raided and they were arrested, and seized weapons of various kinds, narcotic substances, and drugs in their possession. When
interrogating them, they were frankly admitted the charges against them.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency