Park Place Technologies Acquires Unitech’s Third Party Maintenance Services

Deal forms one of Brazil’s largest TPM providers.

CLEVELAND, OH, April 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Park Place Technologies, a leading global provider of data center and networking optimization solutions, has acquired Unitech’s third-party maintenance (TPM) business. The acquisition strengthens Park Place’s position as one of Brazil’s largest TPM providers, expanding its reach in the world’s fifth-largest country.

Combined Expertise for Enhanced Customer Service

Unitech, founded in 1989, has a long-standing reputation for serving a diverse client base, including major financial institutions, telecommunication and utility companies. Park Place’s global expertise will greatly amplify Unitech’s established presence in the Brazil market.

“Unitech and Park Place serve clients with the same core values. We both operate with a responsive, client-first approach, and communicate with clarity and transparency. We share customer service strategies, and have a native understanding of the Brazil TPM market,” said Unitech owner Ramon Hasky.

Hasky said Unitech’s long-term partnership with Park Place, “gives us confidence in how our clients will now be served. Park Place is a global company with a strong Latin American presence that offers more scale and an innovative IT lifecycle portfolio. Our customers will benefit from these added Managed Services and Professional Services offerings.”

Park Place, now one of Brazil’s furthest-reaching TPMs, will add nearly 20,000 Unitech assets to its already robust service legacy in Brazil.

“We are taking the hard-earned credibility of Unitech’s 30-plus years and leveraging our passion for client services with Park Place’s global resources,” said Unitech’s CEO, Claudio Miranda. “Unitech’s legacy now has an exciting new chapter; our people and our clients are in good hands with Park Place.”

Unitech will continue to independently operate its Hardware, Software and related Professional Services sales.

“Park Place operates in Brazil primarily in markets with a history of great relevance and positive expectations, particularly in the management, maintenance, and support of mission-critical hardware,” Luiz Fernando Monteiro, IDC Senior Market Analyst, IT Services, Brazil, said. “It is an operation focused on service lines that account for about 19% of the total service market in the country. These are essential services, especially in a world of IT distributed across internal infrastructures, own and third-party Data Centers, public and private clouds, with a demand for very high availability and resilience for the continuity of operations of companies across the entire Brazilian market.”

Roy Illsley, Chief Analyst for Omdia, said Omdia’s research shows that Brazil is a rapidly growing market for the data center business. “In fact, São Paulo accounts for 85% of new Data Center building in the country,” he said. “However, the current Data Center market in Brazil is mostly small sized Data Centers that are distributed between the major cities. Brazil, represents an ideal market for a vendor like Park Place as the growth in data centers will need skills to ensure they can operate efficiently and effectively, and technology vendors with services and solutions are a perfect fit.”

Chris Adams, Park Place Technologies President and CEO, said the company’s history of investing in people and resources globally will continue.

“We are committed to delivering a great experience to all our customers worldwide,” he said. “We will continue to acquire companies like Unitech that bring a talented workforce and unique capabilities driven by an unparalleled customer experience to our international partners.”

A video statement from Unitech is available here.

About Park Place Technologies

Park Place Technologies is a global data center and networking optimization firm. We help more than 21,000 clients optimize data center budgets, productivity, performance, and sustainability so they can think bigger – and act faster. From procurement to decommissioning, our comprehensive portfolio of services and products helps IT teams optimize IT lifecycle management. This frees time and spend so they can focus on transforming their businesses for the future.

Park Place’s industry-leading and award-winning services portfolio includes Park Place Hardware Maintenance™, Park Place Professional Services™, ParkView Managed Services™, Entuity Software ™ and Curvature Hardware sales. For more information, visit Park Place is a portfolio company of Charlesbank Capital Partners and GTCR.


Michael Miller
Park Place Technologies

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One Za’abeel launches The Offices, Dual Licensed Office Space in One Za’abeel Tower

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — One Za’abeel, the iconic mixed-use development developed by ICD (Investment Corporation of Dubai), is pleased to announce the launch of The Offices, its ultra-luxurious dual licensed corporate office spaces in One Za’abeel Tower. The Grade-A offices are set to become Dubai’s ultimate business address, attracting global and local organisations alike with its unique dual licensing for both Dubai World Trade Centre Free Zone (DWTC FZ) registered companies and those registered under the mainland.

One Za’abeel is comprised of two skyscrapers, One Za’abeel Tower and One Za’abeel The Residences, which are dissected by The Link, a 230m cantilevered building suspended 100 meters above the ground. The unique shape of the mixed-use development, coupled with its strategic location, garnered it the nickname “The Gateway to Dubai’s Central Business District.”

The Offices occupy 17 levels in One Za’abeel Tower and cover a total area of 280,000 sq ft.
Built with sustainability in mind, the development demonstrates exemplary environmental efficiency and sustainability standards and achieved LEED Gold certification in December 2023.

Characterised as smart offices, The Offices has incorporated smart technologies to provide automation and energy optimisation of all electrical, lighting, air conditioning, and ventilation systems. This allows for energy usage to be regulated, while simultaneously maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures and offering features such as floor to ceiling windows which provide an abundance of natural light and unobstructed views of the city. One Za’abeel is currently in the process of obtaining WiredScore and SmartScore certifications.

The Offices prime location within the mixed-use development allows ease of access to all of One Za’abeel’s offerings. Tenants can invite their guests to a meal at any of the many Michelin inspired restaurants in The Link, hold meetings or events at the conferencing facilities within the One&Only One Za’abeel resort, invite their guests to stay the resort or the unique fitness and recovery SIRO hotel, or simply meet at the shops and F&B on the retail podium.

Beyond the ecosystem of offerings at the development, additional distinguished services and advanced facilities at The Offices include 24/7 dedicated concierge and security services, 7 levels of basement and smart parking, valet services, and proximity to public transport.

Issam Galadari, Director of One Za’abeel Holdings commented: “We believe business success is accelerated with the right location, and hence we are pleased to launch The Offices at One Za’abeel Tower. Situated in the heart Dubai, this will undoubtedly become the ultimate business address for businesses and investors, offering luxurious, spacious, and connected offices with access to retail facilities, world-renowned hotels, and fine dining experiences only an elevator ride away. We look forward to welcoming innovative companies to The Offices and seeing them thrive as they utilise all that One Za’abeel has to offer.”

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EAACI Congress 2024: Innovation and Advances in Allergy Treatment

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EAACI Congress 2024

  • Over 150 scientific sessions will be presented during the congress, focusing on advancements in environmental science, food allergies, innovations in immunotherapy, and pediatric allergies, among others.
  • Precision medicine, AI, immunotherapy, and immune modulators will converge at the largest allergy and immunology congress.
  • The congress will occur from 31 May to 3 June in Valencia, Spain.

VALENCIA, Spain, April 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), an association comprising over 16,000 researchers and healthcare professionals from 125 countries, invites you to the annual congress at Feria Valencia, Spain, from 31 May to 3 June. Under the theme “Revolutionizing Patient Care through the Power of Data Science,” the EAACI Congress 2024 positions itself as the European event of the year, gathering the latest research and advancements in allergies and their treatment.

We firmly believe in the importance of your contribution to knowledge and its impact on improving patient care in allergy and asthma. As a healthcare professional or medical student at the congress, you will enrich your clinical practice and knowledge and contribute to advancing science and healthcare.

During the congress, you can participate in keynote lectures, plenary sessions, oral presentations, and poster sessions, all featuring cutting-edge research, clinical updates, and emerging therapies in allergy and asthma. Additionally, you will have the chance to connect with some of the most influential leaders in the field and engage in in-depth discussions on the latest advancements. The scientific program of the EAACI Congress 2024 will cover the entire spectrum of clinical allergy and immunology and will feature over 150 scientific sessions, including topics such as environmental science, food allergies, innovations in immunotherapy, and pediatric allergies, among others.

Please review the program and encourage your medical team, students, and professors to register for the EAACI Congress 2024. It will be an invaluable opportunity to continue learning, exchange ideas, and collaborate with other professionals in the field. We look forward to welcoming you to Valencia!



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KP govt to procure 300,000 metric tons of wheat from farmers

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to purchase 300,000 metric tons of wheat from local farmers. The Provincial Chief Secretary Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry in a statement said, twenty nine billion rupees have been allocated for the purchase of wheat and procurement process is to be started from tomorrow. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has fixed the wheat price at 3,900 rupees per 40 kilogram. Source: Radio Pakistan

vivo Reveals Durefishan Saleem as Brand Ambassador for Its Upcoming Y100 Smartphone

Leading the charge in innovation and style, vivo, a global smartphone brand, announces its partnership with the incredibly talented Durefishan Saleem as the brand ambassador for its upcoming Y100 smartphone. Renowned for her stellar performances and magnetic charm, Durefishan Saleem embodies the spirit of modern Pakistani youth. Her partnership with vivo for the Y100 launch promises an electrifying fusion of style and innovation. This collaboration is poised to capture the hearts of consumers across the nation. On this occasion, Zohair Chohan, Director Brand Strategy at vivo Pakistan said: 'We are thrilled to welcome Durefishan Saleem as vivo's brand ambassador for the Y100 smartphone. vivo's Y series has been meticulously crafted to meet the dynamic needs of Pakistani youth; and Durefishan, celebrated for her exceptional acting skills and captivating style, embodies the essence of our upcoming Y100 smartphone perfectly. With elegant design and features like 80W FlashCharge and a stunning 120 Hz AMOLED Dis play, the Y100 reflects vivo's commitment to exceeding user expectations. We are confident that our consumers will adore the Y100 smartphone and value our partnership with their favorite actress.' Designed to impress even the most discerning tech enthusiasts, the vivo Y100 will come with an attractive design, user-friendly features, and efficient performance. This new entrant will be available in two striking color variants - the Breeze Green and Crystal Black editions. Those familiar with vivo's unique aesthetic will undoubtedly be drawn to the Breeze Green edition which will showcase vivo's signature Color Changing Design. Under UV light, the back of the phone will present a fascinating transformation from light to deep green. Adding to its allure, the Breeze Green edition will feature a Breeze Texture, painting a vivid picture of a gentle breeze rustling through grass. This serene and soothing imagery will bring a calming element to the device, setting it apart from the crowd. Moreover, vivo Y100 will incorporate a Metallic High-Gloss Frame, lending the device a high-end style, which will not only enhance the phone's overall appeal but will also give it a sleek appearance. vivo Y100 will be capable of catering to the daily needs of its users. In today's fast-paced lifestyle, rapid smartphone charging is indispensable. vivo Y100 will come with an 80W FlashCharge - offering an unparalleled charging experience, ensuring quick power recovery and eliminating worries about battery life. Furthermore, vivo Y100 will be an ideal choice for those who frequently consume video content on their smartphones. This device will boast a superior 120 Hz AMOLED Display, which will not only be vibrant and detailed in picture quality but will also possess a high refresh rate of 120 Hz. Be it scrolling through content or watching videos, this screen will ensure a smooth and engaging visual experience. In addition to the impressive display, vivo Y100 will also feature Dual Stereo Speakers, allowing this phone to offer an all-r ound multimedia experience like no other. Users will also be amazed by the advanced portrait capabilities of vivo Y100. The device will offer various bokeh flare choices, unique portrait lighting effects, and a variety of portrait-style templates, enabling users to capture clear and dynamic portraits with ease. The Photo Borders feature in Y100 will add an artistic touch to images - giving each photo a masterful finish. Whether for personal keepsakes or social media sharing, this feature is poised to showcase the user's taste and creativity in every shot. The countdown to the highly anticipated launch of the vivo Y100 has begun. This state-of-the-art device, blending aesthetically pleasing design with user-friendly features, is all set to launch on May 2, 2024 in Pakistan. Source: Pro Pakistani

Pakistan, Qatar agree to further solidify parliamentary relations

Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has expressed satisfaction over the economic cooperation between Pakistan and Qatar. Talking to Ambassador of Qatar Ali Mubarak Ali Essa Al-Khater who called on him in Islamabad today, he said investors from Qatar can take benefit from investment opportunities in Pakistan. He said that both Pakistan and Qatar should take advantage of each other's experiences for the mutual benefits of the people of two countries. Referring to the parliamentary collaboration between the parliaments of both countries, the speaker said that Parliamentary diplomacy was essential in bringing two nations closer. On the occasion, Ambassador Ali Mubarak Ali Essa Al-Khater said Qatar attaches immense importance to its brotherly relations with Pakistan and the incumbent leadership of Qatar is keen to further enhance ties with Pakistan. Source: Radio Pakistan