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Naji Almahmoud

Naji Almahmoud

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Naji brings more than 28 years of experience in Information Technology, strategic alliances, technical services, IT management and software development to his role as global head of business development. He carries responsibility for public cloud program, independent software vendor relations, and strategic alliances including Amazon Web Services, Intel, Microsoft Azure, SAP and VMware. Naji leads strategic corporate initiatives with a focus on partnership and ecosystem development for new solutions and technologies.

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Courage is Accepting Being “Alone”

Naji Almahmoud

September 14, 2016 1:17 am

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10 Years Ago Go to Nov. 2, 2006 when by then Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Novell (SUSE) CEO Ron Hovsepian jointly broke the news around broad collaboration on Windows and Linux. The market and community reactions were very mixed and to some extreme level calling for boycott. Today, the famous motto is Microsoft loves …

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7 Customers Running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for HPC

Naji Almahmoud

June 19, 2016 9:11 am

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Below a list of benefits achieved by each HPC customer running SUSE Linux Enterprise for HPC. Click on logo to access more information on the customer use case.   Increased stability and performance of messaging systems Ensured enterprise-class availability Low maintenance/monitoring effort: 10,000-user email system managed by just two engineers Able to reach important segments …

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New Technology Available in 2015

Naji Almahmoud

December 17, 2015 11:07 am

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Apply security fixes to your IT systems with zero interruption It is called live patching that enable you to keep your IT system running while mitigating new threats. In other word, no more panic when the market discover new operating system vulnerability. New technology protect your operating system as it keeps running. Less than a …

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Carpe Diem; Reach to Billions of Users

Naji Almahmoud

November 18, 2015 7:35 am

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Half of the world’s population have a mobile device that connect us (billions) to each other. That’s no surprise everyone and mobile apps are at the heart of human interactions. Businesses want to acquire customers who are reachable through business apps. We used decades ago, me one of those, to develop software applications on a …

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4 Good Behaviors to Manage Competitor Announcement with Alliance Partner

Naji Almahmoud

October 15, 2015 8:16 am

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Thirty years of experience in the IT market taught how to nurture and appreciate alliance management. It is building relationships with joint business development in mind. Your alliance partner announces partnership with your competitor. How shall you manage your partner relationship and your company/market reactions? Competitive markets pressure companies to constantly seek differentiation through innovation and …

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Simpler Future with SAP and Partners: Your Choice of Innovation at Lower Cost and Higher Performance

Naji Almahmoud

September 22, 2014 12:12 am

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Numerous practical examples demonstrate that SAP solutions with partners are continuing to make great strides in the IT market. This is especially true for SAP customers who migrate their business-critical applications to save costs and increase availability and system performance, including companies that rely on the in-memory database SAP HANA or want to make their …

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Technical Training Series from SAP and SUSE

Naji Almahmoud

March 28, 2014 8:56 am

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Join SAP along with SUSE: Get Enabled to Build and Monetize Industry-Leading Solutions Together with SAP we are creating a series of Webcasts showing how SAP and SUSE enables partners to innovate on SAP HANA and using SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. Jump-Start Technical Training Series These Webcasts will provide in-depth product overviews describing how to …

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“Into the Real-Time Age Together with SUSE”

Naji Almahmoud

February 28, 2014 3:27 am

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SAP Vice President Chris Hallenbeck at SUSECon 2013: “Into the Real-Time Age Together with SUSE” “HANA is just the start. We embarked on this journey with SUSE and we’ll continue on it with SUSE.” Chris Hallenbeck, Global Vice President of HANA Solution Management at SAP, used these words in his keynote speech at SUSECon 2013 in …

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What did I learn from SAP in 10 years of partnership?

Naji Almahmoud

February 11, 2014 12:12 pm

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Introduction Early 2004, I joined the EMEA Alliance team at Novell following the acquisition of SUSE few months earlier. Given my background in software development of business applications, I was pleased to be responsible for Oracle alliance in EMEA and for SAP Alliance globally. For couple of years I engaged actively with Oracle team in …

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Powered by OpenStack: Private Cloud on the Rise

Naji Almahmoud

February 7, 2014 9:32 am

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With its followers growing in number, OpenStack is set to achieve the similar success as Linux – which became the most famous open source software project in just two decades. The OpenStack Community has attracted over 13,000 members across 132 countries and has over 150 participating companies – which is why the foundation considers OpenStack …

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