Sunday, March 26, 2006

HP & Intergraph New Tenants at KOM

Hewlett Packard (HP) and Intergraph announced today that they have signed tenancy agreements with Knowledge Oasis Muscat (KOM) – Oman’s technology park based in Rusayl.

Mohammed Al Maskari (pictured left), Acting Director General, KOM said: "We’re pleased to welcome both HP and Intergraph as tenants at KOM. The Park obviously offers both companies exactly the right fit. They will be able to take advantage of operating alongside a skilled network of successful high-tech firms, from multinationals to one-man start-ups. We wish them every success in developing their businesses. It’s great to see that we’re attracting such large and innovative companies. KOM’s clearly fulfilling its goal in stimulating growth in Oman’s ICT sector. HP and Intergraph can only add further value to KOM’s growing international reputation.”

HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing.

Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, Integraph is a NASDAQ listed firm that employs 3,400 professionals across 30 countries. “Intergraph’s a world leader in delivering software and services for the management and visual representation of complex information. Governments and businesses in over 60 countries around the world rely on Intergraph’s technology and services to support better and faster operational decisions,” remarked Maskari.

HP and Intergraph have both chosen to take advantage of KOM’s exceptional facilities and supportive business environment, which has been designed to offer comprehensive support for multinationals as well as for start-ups. We were particularly attracted to KOM’s high quality, flexible accommodation, which supports the growth of IT firms, said Divesh Loomba of HP.

“We felt that we needed to increase HP’s office space in Oman to enable us to meet the needs of our growing portfolio of clients. The facilities here at KOM are superb and we’re delighted to be in a state-of-the-art office environment which complements the highly creative and technical work that we do,” added Loomba.