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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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10 years ago! expanding support options to SAP customers

Naji Almahmoud

May 19, 2017 12:23 am

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Ten years ago, specifically May 15, 2007, SUSE and SAP announced expanded Linux support options for customers (Press Release). Mike Schmidt-Holzmann, my alliance counterpart at SAP, and I started the discussion of joint customer support options early 2006 until we captured management attention. Back then and for several months the SUSE team led by me …

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Are you looking for a job working with leading technology partners?

Naji Almahmoud

March 22, 2017 11:41 pm

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  We are hiring! Join the SUSE Global Alliances team, an international team that enjoys working with technology partners. Our mission is to provide SUSE customers the freedom of choice to run their preferred IT environment fully supported on SUSE technology. We are a team of confident and experienced leaders at the service of our …

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One Year After Formally Entering the Storage Market, SUSE Named to Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

Naji Almahmoud

October 28, 2016 12:12 pm

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February 2015, SUSE announced the first release of SUSE Enterprise Storage – Powered by Ceph and one year later, SUSE named to Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage. This is a significant achievement and technology vendors know what it takes to be named on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant. Some of the requirements are …

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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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