Journey of Alpha Data

Four decades ago Alpha Data started as a services company offering computer data processing on an IBM mainframe (for those old enough to remember what that is). From small beginnings of just three – the founder, a secretary, and a driver, we grew over the next three decades to 700+ staff. In that period we focused more on hardware infrastructure to help our clients build their networks and the services providers with the Internet and mobile network rollout.

Forty years later we now have over 1600 professionals and have returned to our roots focusing predominantly on services in fields ranging from security and managed service to Mobility, Artificial Intelligence, and many more.

Though the company has changed dramatically both in scale and offers, at heart we always remained true to our core values:

  • care for our staff and customers,
  • common sense at all levels,
  • speed of delivery over bureaucracy and red tape.

These values helped us fulfill our mission of “Winning customers’ trust by delivering on the agreed expectation first time, every time.” Today we find ourselves on the crest of a huge digital economy wave. With the rapid advances in Artificial Intelligence and massive changes in the work environment because of Covid19, the near and foreseeable future has never been so exciting and challenging at the same time.

The pandemic has challenged us and yet strengthened our bonds and our togetherness as one team. In tech, to remain relevant and stay in the lead, you need to be like a skilled ‘surfer’ with the courage to ride the big waves. It’s tough and risky, and every wave eventually crashes on the shore.

To continue to thrive you need the foresight and agility to jump to the next wave before it’s too late. The resilience of our culture and our exceptional teams give us the confidence that we’re well-positioned to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations for years to come.

2021

Celebrating 40 years

2020

Surviving Corona

2019

Digital Transformation Center

2018

1 Billion Revenue

2017

First Digital Defense Center built by Alpha Data – Digital transformation (Big Data and Data Analytics)

2016

Launch of Alpha Cloud

2015

New Alpha Data HQ in Abu Dhabi

First DWDN installed By Alpha Data

2014

Launched Alpha Data Recruitment

2013

Opened branch in Qatar

2012

2012

2011

2011

2010

Launched Polycom RPX Immersive Telepresence Centre at Emirates Palace – first of its kind in a hotel in UAE

2009

2009

2008

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2007

2006

2006

2005

First CWDN Network built by Alpha Data

2004

Launched Tuqnia

New Logo Launched

2003

Launched Largest Call Center in UAE

First to install the Room management Systems for Hospitality

2002

Start selling Wireless Network on big scale

2001

Airport Department was established for Dubai civil aviation

2000

Launched 4Sight Technology

Moved to bigger office – Airport road

Abu Dhabi Municipality / video surveillance network

Y2K Compliance

1999

First to build Dial up Internet Services in the region for Service Provider

First Security Firewall for customers in the region

1998

First IPTV in UAE and MEA for Emirates Towers

1997

First ATM Technology for Oil and Gas EMEA and Africa

First Ethernet Network for clients

1996

Alpha Data First website

Alpha Data introduced the Digital Telephony PABX for Oil sector and government

1995

Alpha Data built the first structured cabling in UAE for a Smart building – Oil and Gas

1994

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Opened Dubai Branch

1985

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1981

Launched Alpha Data