12th August 2007 – Cairo, Egypt: ITWorx, one of the largest software professional services firms in the region, and Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, has received yet another award to add to its portfolio, winning ‘2007 Microsoft Custom Development Solutions Partner of the Year, Web Development,’ at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference on July 11th in Denver, Colorado.


This global award acknowledged ITWorx innovative application of Microsoft tools, to develop a customised web solution for the successful Number Booking Campaign of du, UAE’s new telecom operator that was launched in November 2006.


Recognizing the contribution of ITWorx, Osman Sultan, CEO of du said, “We congratulate ITWorx on winning this award. du’s Number Booking Campaign is the first of its kind in the region and has been an overwhelming success, with over 750,000 respondents. ITWorx developed an application that perfectly suited our requirements, thus contributing greatly to its success. We wish them the very best in the future as well.”


The 2007 Microsoft Partner Program Awards honored Microsoft Partners who have developed and delivered market-leading, Microsoft-based solutions over the last year. The awards were presented in a number of categories, with winners chosen from more than 1,800 entrants worldwide.


“We are extremely proud to be recognized by Microsoft for the Custom Development Solutions, Web Development Partner of the Year Award,” explains Wael Amin, President, ITWorx. “This win highlights the success we have had working with Microsoft on our Portal Development practice. This award reconfirms what our customers have long known – that they had chosen one of the best Microsoft partners in Web Development Solutions in the world.”


The Custom Development Solutions, Web Development Partner of the Year award recognizes exceptional, innovative partners that focus on the development of customized solutions, web solutions, and tools built on Microsoft technologies leveraging the Visual Studio family of development tools. Specifically, custom development partners may deliver highly customized solutions to support customer unique business practices, deliver one-off enhancements that allow customers to integrate existing systems with new technologies, or develop extensions to existing Microsoft solutions that the customer may already employ.


“ITWorx winning solution provides an online number registration and booking system to coincide with its “055 My Number” pre-launch marketing campaign which enables UAE potential consumers and business customers to book and purchase their 055-prefixed mobile phone number online. With over 100,000 booking requests received within just the first two days of the campaign, this solution, based on key products within the Microsoft application platform stack; Visual Studio, MS SQL, MS Reporting Services, and the .NET framework, makes it an excellent choice for customers,” said Ali Faramawy, Area Vice President, Microsoft Middle East & Africa and Vice President, Microsoft International.

About ITWorx:

ITWorx is the largest software professional services firm in Egypt. The company offers Portals, Business Intelligence, SOA and Application Development Outsourcing services to Global 2000 companies. ITWorx serves Financial Service firms, Educational institutions, Telecommunication operators and ISVs in North America, Europe and the Middle East. For further information please visit www.itworx.com

For more information on ITWorx please contact:

Dalia Kamel

Senior Marketing Executive, ITWorx

[email protected]

Tel: +202-673-6111

Fax: +202-276-6188