The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) and Meeza, an established Qatari-managed IT services and solutions provider, have signed an agreement under which Meeza will provide cloud and infrastructure services for government entities in the country.
This comes within Ministry’s plans for achieving the strategic objectives of the Qatar Digital Government 2020 Strategy, which aims to create efficiency in government administration.
It is also meant to maximise opportunities to make better use of public funds in accordance with the Qatar National Vision 2030 that aims to ensure fast and reliable accessibility to information technology with reduced operational and capital expenditures.
“Cloud computing services, provided in association with Meeza, aim to increase operational efficiency of the IT infrastructure and reduce operational costs at government entities,” said Hassan Jassim al-Sayed, MoTC’s assistant undersecretary of Government Information Technology Sector.
“The ministry will continue working with its partners in public and private sectors to provide more technological capabilities aiming for better services and knowledge-based economy.”
Cloud computing services are compatible with the second version of the MoTC’s National Information Assurance Policy (NIAP).
They also follow governance mechanisms based on highest world standards such as ISO certifications for quality management and information defence, as well as the ISO20000, which is the international IT service management (ITSM) standard that enables IT organisations; whether in-house, outsourced or external, to ensure that their ITSM processes are aligned with business needs and world best practice.
It also provides guidance on cloud computing services deployment and application.
Meeza CEO engineer Ahmad Mohamed al-Kuwari said: “With cloud computing services, government entities will be able to reduce the capital costs of IT infrastructure and relevant software, as well as networking equipment, and to reduce time and efforts needed for IT systems management and maintenance.”
Meeza, a Qatar Foundation joint venture, has the mission of becoming the leading Managed IT Services & Solutions provider in the Middle East and North Africa.
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