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UMSi creams Oman Web Awards 2006 & takes off to the moon! February 17, 2007

Posted by Arun Rajagopal in Digital.
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UMS Interactive, Muscat (the web solutions company I work for) made a clean sweep at the Oman Web Awards 2006 yesterday. By bagging a whopping 10 awards (5 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze awards), UMSi totally dominated the proceedings in a glittering award function held at Crowne Plaza Hotel that had the who’s who of Corporate Oman in attendance.

The icing on the cake was Nawras (http://www.nawras.om/) winning the much coveted top honour – the ‘Best website in Oman’ as well as ‘Best ICT website’. Nawras’ victory is particularly thrilling for me as I work on its the content management, web strategy and client servicing fronts. IMTAC’s win is also gratifying – as a Project Lead, I worked with a team that designed and developed this mammoth website in just five days!!!

Some of the other websites I have worked on that won awards include:

Best Website in Oman 2006:

Nawras

Gold:
Nawras – ICT
Toyota Yaris – Automotive
National Hospitality Institute – Hospitality
A’Safwah Dairy – Industry

Silver:
Oman Cables Industry – Industry
IMTAC – ICT

Bronze:
Khimji Ramdas – Corporate

Oman Web Awards 2006

Oman Web Awards is the most prestigious honour in the Sultanate’s webscape. Under the auspices of Oman’s chief IT body – Information Technology Authority, OWA is a prestigious industry platform that recognises creativity, innovation and excellence in online media.The nine award-winning websites will now be participating in a bigger competition – Pan Arab Web Awards 2007. Keeping our fingers crossed for that!

The fact that our team has won these awards – all our entries except one made the cut – comes as a great motivation to the team at UMSi. May be I really need to get a T-shirt with ‘Award-winning coffeemaker’ emblazoned on the front and ‘Award-winning copywriter’ on the behind!!!

Oman still has quite a way to go when it comes to having a modern digital society and e-culture. I also strongly feel that there’s a lot of room for improvement in our interactive work offering. But what’s important is that we are on the road to getting there.

We will continue developing user-friendly, creative and dynamic-technology driven sites that are in best-in-class for our clients. The new goal is getting ready for the future – Web 2.0 and its inherent opportunities and challenges.

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