Oman Mobile gets house in order

Operator Oman Mobile has cut support costs and boosted productivity by standardising its infrastructure on an optimisation model from Microsoft.

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By  Administrator Published  April 12, 2007

Operator Oman Mobile has cut support costs and boosted productivity by standardising its infrastructure on an optimisation model from Microsoft.

The firm, the cellular subsidiary of Omantel, has deployed Microsoft's Infrastructure Optimization Model (IOM); this helps to provide organisations with industry best practice guidelines for key IT capabilities, including identity management, systems management, security, data protection and other processes.

"IT is no longer only part of our enterprise's infrastructure but is an essential component of the overall business strategy," Samy Al Ghassany, head of Oman Mobile's network division, said in a statement.

Use of IOM has helped the IT department of Oman Mobile to significantly reduce its operational overheads, Microsoft claimed, allowing it to reduce the time and resources needed to manage its IT systems, as well as improving its employees' productivity.

"Oman Mobile, with its progressive view of the potential of IT, has allowed us to demonstrate that IOM should be a key component in any enterprise wishing to optimise its own use of technology and ensure the smooth running of its operations," said Abdulla Lootah, country manager for Microsoft Oman.

Oman Mobile is the leading mobile operator in the sultanate with an estimated 1.2 million subscribers.

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