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University College of Bahrain deployed Cisco Meraki Wi Fi solutions through Kanoo IT

People in the picture: (From L to R) Bharath Kumar, Sales Manager, Kanoo IT, Ramgopal Menon, AGM, Kanoo IT, Sh. Abdulla Khalid Al-Khalifa, Executive Director for Technology & Innovation, University College of Bahrain, Waleed Kanoo, GM, Kanoo IT, Webster Gauhar, Financial Controller, University College of Bahrain

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, August 30, 2014 - University College of Bahrain (UCB) has successfully upgraded their Campus Wi-Fi to a state of the art Cloud managed Campus Wi-Fi from Cisco -Meraki.

The project included upgrading the wired and wireless networks across the entire campus and was completed in less than a month by Kanoo IT, a division of the E.K. Kanoo group of companies.  Students and staff alike will instantly be able to access superfast virtually isolated networks through their desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile devices. This includes giving students full access to the University's suite of online resources on all their devices, such as Google Apps for Education, OpenClass, Coursesmart, Grammarly, amongst others. In addition the Internet will be opened up for families and friends too.

Sh. Abdulla Khalid Al-Khalifa, Executive Director for Technology & Innovation, said:

"Deployment of Cisco Meraki cloud Wi-fi in UCB was a great experience for both wireless users and IT admin team since it provides high density coverage across the campus with a lean IT admin team to sustain the rapid growth of wireless devices in our campus in this BYOD era. Kanoo IT demonstrated the lead role of a seasoned integrator to implement a secure, cost effective, scalable and easy to manage cloud managed Wi-Fi solutions."

"Kanoo IT is proud to be associated with University college of Bahrain in this strategic initiative. Wi-Fi management from anywhere in the world is a new concept and we are excited to introduce the solution for the very first time in Bahrain" said Mr. Waleed Kanoo General Manager, KANOO IT.

The new network will be available for students and faculty as a pre-launch starting this week.

About Kanoo Information Technology

Formed in 1996, Kanoo IT is a division of the E.K. Kanoo group of companies - one of Bahrain's leading business organizations. As an ICT solution provider, Kanoo IT provides customized and cost-effective ICT solutions to a diverse clientele ranging from government and private organizations to corporate houses and multinational companies.

About University College of Bahrain 

Founded in 2002 UCB is a private university located in Bahrain  The University offers Programs in Business administration, Information Technology, and Graphic Design in addition to programs at Graduate[2] level (MBA). University College of Bahrain is licensed and recognized by the Higher Education Council, Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Bahrain as a provider of higher education.