Leading Palestinian IT Outsourcing Company ASAL Joins Cisco-Sponsored Delegation to USA

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ASAL Technologies, a leading IT and ICT company in Ramallah, is joining a delegation of high tech Palestinian professionals for a US trip to the Boston area and Silicon Valley, from October 8th-October 13th, to promote the services offered by the Palestine IT sector. The trip is sponsored by USAID and CISCO Systems, Inc. CISCO is especially involved in working to better position Palestinian IT companies in the international market.

Highlighting the growth and prominence of the Palestinian IT sector, ASAL Technologies, a leading IT and ICT company in Ramallah, is joining a delegation of high tech Palestinian professionals for a US trip to the Boston area and Silicon Valley, from October 8th-October 13th, to promote the services offered by the Palestine IT sector. The trip is sponsored by USAID and CISCO Systems, Inc. CISCO is especially involved in working to better position Palestinian IT companies in the international market.

“The IT sector continues to emerge as one of the pillars of the Palestinian economy. We look forward to having this opportunity to discussing ways that the Palestinian IT sector can engage with American and global companies to the benefit of all,” said Murad Tahboub, ASAL Technologies’ managing director.

ASAL Technologies is the largest ICT company in Palestine and a premiere software solutions provider. ASAL’s clients include a large number of local, regional and international companies such as Cisco Systems, Intel, Volvo and Mellanox. “The Quality of the work is high and good relationships have been formed between or R&D team and ASAL’s team. Our engineers consider the ASAL team highly motivated and hard working,” said Ziak Abzuk, the Israeli-based senior manager for corporate affairs at Cisco Systems and leader for Cisco's Corporate Responsibility for Eastern Europe, Israel, Palestine & Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Palestinian tech industry is rapidly growing, excelling in Information Technology Outsourcing, software development and management, and Business Process Outsourcing. 30% of Palestine’s IT companies currently sell their products and services to the international markets. IT employee output is approximately $40,000 annually, compared to the $17,000 global industry average.

As Bloomberg News recently reported, technology companies from all over the world, including Israel, are turning to the West Bank for outsourcing. Established relationships with the highest performing tech sectors in the region mean that the Palestinian companies, especially those in IT, are experienced in providing a global product and in servicing the global market.

The technology sector in Palestine has grown to 250 companies in the past five years, and it plays a large role in the rapidly expanding Palestinian economy in the West Bank. Palestinian universities graduate around 2000 engineers each year and workers in the sector excel in global skills, including excellent language skills in Arabic, English, Hebrew and French.

ASAL Technologies is part of Massar International, the company that is currently building the new Palestinian city of Rawabi. Rawabi, the first planned Palestinian city, will be completely wired. The IT and ICT sector is slated to become a critical part of the new city’s economy, with state-of-the-art facilities available for companies there.

For more information about ASAL Technologies, go to http://www.ASALtech.com.

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