Oman Air sales action plan 2010
Growth and innovations at large:
The Oman Air sales team is all geared to usher in innovative measures
and selling techniques for 2010.
Having closed the previous year with successful growth figures within
an environment in recession, Oman Air is looking at setting a new record
this year now that the global travel sector is poised for recovery.
Oman Air will be looking to achieve a competitive edge through a
combination of service and destination choices.
Oman Air General Manager Worldwide Sales Abdulrazaq Al Raisi said
that the recently concluded sales objective and strategy meeting held
for three different regions highlighted a paradigm shift from the
conventional approach to sales strategies.
Al Raisi said: “The three-day meeting was held for the three main
regions namely, Europe, Asia Pacific and Gulf Middle East and Africa.
The Country Managers and District Sales Managers of the respective
countries and cities attended the meeting, which was an intense
interactive session that discussed the various strategies, plans and
projected results for 2010.
Among the various strategies discussed and decided to be put in
action for this year were increased brand awareness, reduction in cost
of sale, integration of sales and marketing planning, growth of premium
leisure and development of sales personnel. Other focus areas of
discussions were the identification of new channels of distribution as
well as ensuring operating within the budget at constant cost.
Abdulrazaq Al Raisi said: “2009 witnessed a milestone in the
transformation of Oman Air. A new fleet was inducted; new destinations
were added, thus providing us with a whole new and extensive platform to
build on the sales plan. The first and foremost goal in our plan will be
to create an increased and positive awareness to our product offerings
in all the markets that Oman Air reaches. With increased brand
visibility that will also integrate the sales and marketing plan of each
market and their requirements, we can certainly boost sales.
With the opening of new destinations, there has arisen a need to
address a very prominent market segment which is the premium and leisure
market. In addition to Oman Air’s hospitality, exemplary service and our
expanding network, we plan to tap this market fully. Last but not the
least we have a well-motivated staff whose skills are honed further
through tailor-made training designed specifically for the Oman Air
This will continue this year as well, as we continue to go through a
rapid expansion mode. “
Sri Lanka’s leading computer hardware distributor ESYS Technologies
Lanka, a subsidiary of EZY Holdings will shortly launch the Gigabyte
Booktop M1022M 10.1” Small Notebook.
Shafraz Hamzadeen with the new Gigabyte 10.1
Being appointed recently as the sole distributors of Gigabyte laptops
in Sri Lanka, eSys Technologies are proud to add the Gigabytes
attractive range to the many products distributed by the company.
The M1022M is the result of countless hours of ingenuity and
creativity, featuring an Intel Atom N270 mobile Processor, 1GB of DDR 11
memory and a 2.5” 160GB SATA hard drive which is upgradable to 320GB. It
also features Windows 7 Starter, widely acknowledged as the best
operating system Microsoft has ever released.
Other features include Bluetooth 2.1 with enhanced data rate which
increases transfer speeds by up to 3 times that of a conventional
Bluetooth connection, thus rivaling Bluetooth connections in the latest
PDAs and cellular phones. It also supports Draft N Wireless Lan 802.11n,
the fastest Wi-Fi connection currently available. The PC1 Express Card
slot allows for expansion as well as upgrading to a 3.5G connection,
offering internet on the go at HSDPA speeds.
Featuring an elaborate and stylish design, with a keyboard that is
92% the size of a notebook, it is fully ergonomic with 17.5 mm keys,
allowing for comfortable usage and extended hours.
“Its multiple features, combined with the flexibility of design will
undoubtedly appeal to a broad spectrum of users with divergent needs and
we are confident that it will be a hit in the local market”, EZY
Holdings, Chief Executive, Shafraz Hamzadeen said.
Incorporated in 2004, eSys Technologies grew to be the largest
distributor for computer components in Sri Lanka within a span of six
eSys Technologies has a strong regional sales and support team with
over 200 employees focusing on distribution. The Company is financially
robust with over US $ 3.5 million invested in infrastructure and
With an aggressive sales force and proactive solutions to their
customers, eSys has changed the business dynamics of the computer trade
in Sri Lanka.
“We have what is known as a 123 Express service to provide our
partners an efficient solution. This focuses on 1 hour warranty, 2 hour
technical training and 3 hour delivery of goods”, Hamzadeen said.
The company has ten regional offices focusing on developing the
computer market by providing warehousing with approximately 30,000
square feet, and touches more than 1000 sales points across the country.
Speaking on the recent tie up, eSys Technologies, General Manager,
Yaasir Nizam stated: “We are proud to partner with a company like
Gigabyte. We believe their product line would ideally suit the local
market in both design and price.
I am positive that our infrastructure and market approach would
undoubtedly position Gigabyte as a laptop to look out for”.
eSys Technologies plans on unveiling the entire range of lifestyle
and business laptops of Gigabyte in within the first quarter of 2009.
NEXT retains leadership in CIM education
NEXT School of Business, recorded a student base of over 500 for the
December 2009 examination maintaining its position of leadership as the
largest Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM U.K.) study center in Sri
NEXT was successful in introducing the new CIM syllabus for stage I
and completed the second successful batch in May 2009. The repeated
record enrolments are proof of the trust and confidence placed in NEXT
as their first choice for CIM education, by both parents and students.
The practical nature of the new syllabus is complimentary to the
skills of the lecture panel at NEXT. Publications for all four subjects
and assignment guidelines for the two assignment based subjects have
been developed to assist students.
The new intake for assessments in 2010 is now open to students for
weekend and weekday evening classes to accommodate the large numbers
expected as in previous sessions.
NEXT School of Business ventured into conducting four academic
sessions per year to allow students to fast track their studies thereby
NEXT has been the pioneer in adapting to the new syllabus for stage 1
with close connections with CIM - UK and leading UK study centers. NEXT
secured two Sri Lankan prizes for Essentials of Marketing (EM) and
Marketing Information & Research (MIR).
They have an easy to follow step by step guideline for assignment
based subjects and a special revision program for exam based subjects to
ensure high pass rates. Students have the option of following the old
syllabus or the new syllabus and completing Stages Two and Three.
Kingslake to launch Proteus Financials
Kingslake together with Proteus Software will launch Proteus
Financials on Tuesday February 9 from Colombo. Present to launch this
new web enabled solution will be CEO Proteus Software UK, David Gray.
The launch will focus on how Proteus Financials using
state-of-the-art technology can help C-level management run their
businesses effectively by having full visibility of their Financials all
the time from anywhere.
CEO Kingslake, Dr Dharmavasan will deliver the keynote address, while
David Gray will elaborate as to how Proteus Financials utilises the ease
of use and flexibility that modern technology delivers, thereby enabling
Sri Lankan businesses to be competitive internationally.
“We strongly feel Sri Lanka claiming the second highest number of
CIMA qualified professional Accountants in the world, next to the UK, is
the ideal location for Proteus Financials to be launched” said Gray.
Proteus Financials developed jointly by Proteus Software UK and
Kingslake, is the end product of both companies’ combined involvement of
implementing Financials both internationally and in Sri Lanka for almost
50 years, thus ensuring that internationally used best practices are
made available to suit the Sri Lankan market. The Software comes with a
slew of usability features that take into account modern day business
This browser-based software is ideal for mid to large organizations
with multiple branches or with different types of businesses to ensure
they are on top of their overall Financials on-line, real time.
Kingslake together with Proteus over the past few years have
developed a reliable and innovative team taking into account the
long-term product strategy of Proteus.
“Kingslake who are a key strategic partner for us have added the
Asian experience to Proteus Financials, which now makes it a truly
CNCI congratulates President
The Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI), the pioneer
Industries Chamber in the Country conveys its best wishes and
congratulations to President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his very convincing
victory at the sixth Presidential Election in Sri Lanka.
This victory is an endorsement of the leadership of Mahinda Rajapaksa
and the vast majority of the people in Sri Lanka have confirmed their
confidence and affection to the President.
The Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) will be extremely
pleased to extend its fullest support and co-operation to the President.