Dubai Government creates information network infrastructure

Dubai's Information Resources Department has completed its GIN project.

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By  Matthew Southwell Published  October 10, 2001

The Information Resources Department of H.H. the Ruler’s court, Dubai, has completed the implementation of the communications, networking and security infrastructure for the Dubai Government Information Network (GIN) project.

The multi-million dollar project will connect 25 different government departments as it aims to move government-to-government and government-to-public activities online.

“This infrastructure project is key to the Dubai e-government project meeting its objective of turning Dubai into the world’s first city with a true e-government,” says Thani Al Zaffin, director of the Government Information Resources Department.

“GIN is the e-government internetworking infrastructure, providing the information backbone between H.H. the Ruler’s Court, the e-Government Portal, Government Departments and the Internet,” adds Ibrahim Awad, head of the network section for the Government Information Resources Planning Department.

“The main hub of the GIN and the network operation centre is located at H.H. the Ruler’s Court, as is the shared resources (ERP, messaging and directory services) for the government departments,” he explains.

The GIN comprises a secure and highly robust mesh infrastructure connecting all government offices using state of the art multi-service networking technology. Built by NCR, the high-speed private network runs over Etisalat’s data infrastructure.

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