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Ministry and IT provider sign agreement over cloud services

Ministry and IT provider sign agreement over cloud services

MEEZA will provide government cloud and infrastructure services for government entities in Qatar.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) and MEEZA, an established Qatari Managed IT Services and Solutions provider, have signed an agreement.

This will see MEEZA provide government cloud and infrastructure services for government entities in Qatar.

This comes within the ministry’s plans for achieving the strategic objectives of the Qatar Digital Government 2020 Strategy. This aims to create efficiency in government administration and maximise opportunities to make better use of public funds in accordance with the Qatar National Vision 2030. Part of this is to ensure fast and reliable accessibility to information technology with reduced operational and capital expenditures.

Hassan Jassim Al-Sayed, MOTC’s Assistant Undersecretary of Government Information Technology Sector, said: “The Ministry of Transport and Communications continues its efforts toward achieving the QDG 2020 vision through finding out innovative solutions and enabling the government entities to achieve their goals.

“Cloud computing services, provided in association with MEEZA, aim to increase operational efficiency of the IT infrastructure and reduce operational costs at government entities.”

He added that the “Ministry will continue working with its partners in public and private sectors to provide more technological capabilities aiming for better services and a knowledge-based economy.”

Cloud computing services are compatible with the second version of the MoTC’s National Information Assurance Policy.