United Arab Emirates Banking Leader, The Dubai Islamic Bank, Selects Orem, Utah-based @task Project Management Software Over Microsoft and Oracle Solutions

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New user-friendly and secure software eliminates paperwork, improves workload efficiencies and productivity. @task also provides international support allowing users to collaborate on projects in their native language. It is browser, platform and database independent.

Faced with dramatic customer growth in a short period of time, coupled with new branch locations and new employees, as well as multiple complex projects - we urgently needed a solution that was not complicated yet had robust functionality

The Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) and @task announced the successful deployment of @task's project management software at the DIB. Founded in 1975, DIB is the first Islamic bank and it is regarded as the undisputed leader in Islamic banking, situated in one of the world's fastest growing economic sectors - comprised of more than 200 institutions responsible for more than $200 billion in assets. DIB, which operates 34 branches throughout the United Arab Emirates (UAE), selected @task after a thorough review of competitive technology solutions in the marketplace - including Microsoft and Oracle solutions. Prior to the @task implementation, the Dubai Islamic Bank used only Excel spreadsheets for all project management.

"Faced with dramatic customer growth in a short period of time, coupled with new branch locations and new employees, as well as multiple complex projects - we urgently needed a solution that was not complicated yet had robust functionality," said Jawdat Jwaeid, Project Coordinator, DIB, who is responsible for technology upgrades. "We required a technology solution that could grow with our organization and also protect the extremely sensitive information we work with on a daily basis. Within our IT department at DIB, we see our role as ensuring that DIB customers have a positive experience each time they interact with our bank - whether it is an online transaction or protecting a customer's identity. It is imperative that we pay attention to detail with application development and integration - which makes project management critical to our IT team. @task was chosen as the best solution for DIB due to its security, ease-of-use, stability, comprehensive customer support, and fast access to all relevant information," Jwaeid concluded.

"The fact that Dubai Islamic Bank has selected @task project management software over a Microsoft or Oracle solution provides independent validation that we're making significant progress in the global marketplace and in the project management solution arena," said Scott Johnson, CEO, @task. "With our highly secure @task project management software, the DIB has a powerful way to standardize projects through project templates, automate business processes, and integrate accounting, CRM, and HR. Because @task is Web-based, the DIB IT team can access their projects from home, office, a remote bank branch or from outside the country while traveling. Our advanced reporting capabilities allow management to quickly view the status of projects, current and estimated project expenditures, timelines and staff work loads. DIB can now easily control a huge number of projects simultaneously with complete efficiency, security and ease," said Johnson.

@task's easy-to-use online environment is browser, platform, and database independent. @task also provides international support allowing users to collaborate on projects in their native language. As a Web-based solution, @task does not require the installation of complicated software roll-outs or large IT departments to handle upgrades and management. Although ASP and other SaaS models exist - none on the market match the robust functionality and ease-of-implementation that @task offers.

To purchase @task products, visit http://www.attask.com

About @task

@task is a leading provider of on-demand project management software, with a client list that includes Apple, Benjamin Moore, CBS, Chevron, Fujitsu, Hanes, Hawaiian Airlines, HBO, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Macy's, McDonalds, Netflix, Toyota, UCLA, US House of Representatives, Walt Disney, and the Wharton School of Business. The company's browser, platform and database independent solution, @task, allows businesses to define initiatives and projects, automate processes, and distribute real-time data through a secure and easy-to-use online environment. @task also provides international support allowing users to collaborate on projects in their native language.

For media inquiries, contact Ria Romano, Partner, RPR Public Relations, Inc. at 786-290-6413. For sales inquiries, visit http://www.attask.com or contact Abe Knell, Director of Business Development, @task at 801-358-4357.

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