(Manama, 2nd April 2022): Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group (“YBA Kanoo”), one of the largest family-owned businesses in the Middle East with 130 years of experience over three continents, announced that it is moving the vast majority of its technology infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS). With this move, the company anticipates it will benefit from an agile and reliable cloud infrastructure with enhanced security features to deliver its digital transformation strategy.
YBA Kanoo is working with AWS Advanced Consulting Partner Computer World International to support the migration and planned adoption of AWS services for the different industries under the group, which include shipping, logistics, travel, capital investments, industrial and energy, and real estate.
In early 2021, YBA Kanoo developed a business transformation strategy with cloud technology at its core to help the business adapt and respond quickly to the ever-changing business environment. YBA Kanoo’s cloud journey began when it selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider and started hosting its SAP S/4HANA in the AWS Middle East (Bahrain) Region. This provided YBA Kanoo with the ability to have consolidated business dashboards and automation of manual processes, which streamlined operations.
The next phase in YBA Kanoo’s cloud adoption will move its multi-country on-premises disaster recovery datacenters to AWS to increase business resiliency. As it continues to innovate and improve operational efficiency, the company will also migrate datacenter infrastructure and line of business applications to AWS starting with Kanoo Travel, followed by Kanoo Logistics and Kanoo Industrial & Energy. In its efforts to become a data-driven organization, YBA Kanoo plans to implement an organization-wide data platform leveraging advanced AWS machine learning and industrial IoT services.
For its migration journey, YBA Kanoo will be leveraging the AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) to accelerate its cloud migration using AWS migration methodologies, tools, and AWS Partner Professional Services through Computer World International.
YBA Kanoo Group Chairman Khalid Mohamed Kanoo said, “The past two years of the pandemic have demonstrated the importance of being agile to respond with speed to unpredictability. Working with AWS is key in our ability to deliver our ambitious digital transformation strategy. The adoption of AWS services can deliver real-time advancement to our existing and future system upgrades to enable our competitive edge and continued innovation. We are committed to driving sustainable excellence to optimise customer service and support regional economic visions to 2030 and beyond.”
Tarek El-Elaimy, Regional Manager, AWS, Middle East and North Africa, said, “YBA Kanoo Group is one of the leading family-owned enterprises in the region that has been innovating for decades. It’s inspiring to see how the company is paving the way for its next phase of innovation by using AWS services and the power of cloud computing as a key pillar of its digital transformation. We look forward to continuing to support YBA Kanoo’s AWS adoption across its portfolio of diversified businesses to better serve its partners and customers.”