FARABI TECHNOLOGY MIDDLE EAST GOES GOLD WITH MICROSOFT

April 6, 2008

Farabi Technology Middle East, a leading integrator of Microsoft-based business solutions and a provider for solutions and expertise for unlocking IBM legacy assets for Web and Windows platform, announced that it has been awarded with the Microsoft Gold Partner Certification. Since its inception, Farabi Technology Middle East maintained solid record in providing integration expertise on the Microsoft platform to private and public entities in the Middle East, North Africa and South-west Asia.

“Our effort to augment the quality of our integration offerings has bear fruits” said Bachar Kassar, General Manager of Farabi Technology Middle East “This distinguished level of certification is a booster to our presence in the marketplace and another proof to the strategic partnership with Microsoft particularly on the Microsoft BizTalk Server family, .Net platform and SQL Server” he added.

“Our focus remains to be the best in what we do” said Abdullah Obeid, Head of Professional Services. “Our team has grown in number of certified consultants in BizTalk technology and in Certified Project Manager Professionals. We are investing in building a portfolio of industry-specific solution frameworks for Banking and Public sectors and commercializing a family of BizTalk technology Adapters suitable for efficient integration with legacy systems prominent in the region.”

As one of the major requirements for attaining the Gold Certified Status from Microsoft is to achieve Microsoft Competencies, Farabi Technology Middle East has earned competencies in Business Process and Integration and in Microsoft Mobilility Solutions. Each has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry and differentiates its capabilities with specific Microsoft Technology.

About Farabi Technology Middle East

Established in 1993 in Dubai, UAE, Farabi Technology Middle East LLC is a regional provider of products and solutions focused in the legacy Host Access and Integration domain. Its proven expertise in legacy integration and impressive record of accomplishment in high-transaction environments made Farabi a key provider to the governmental, airline, banking, and finance industries. Farabi counts in excess of 160 clients throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and South West Asia. As a step to reinforce its presence as a pioneer in offering state of the art integration and mobility solutions, Farabi Technology Middle East has joined the Developer Programs for both the Apple iPhone and the BlackBerry devices. Its experience and expertise in the Smartphone mobility applications development has allowed Farabi Technology Middle East’s talented team to build innovative, attractive, and affordable mobility applications to its valuable clients in wider platforms such as Apple iPhone/iPad, BlackBerry, and Microsoft Windows Mobile. For more information, please visit www.farabi.ae