Dubai e-Government signs MoU with eHosting Centre

Under the terms of the deal, the joint DIC/IBM eHosting Centre will manage Dubai’s range of government e-services.

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By  Greg Wilson Published  March 3, 2003

Dubai e-Government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai Internet City’s hosting facility to manage its data centre. Under the terms of the deal DIC/IBM eHosting Centre will manage Dubai’s range of e-services.

“We are pleased to sign eHosting Centre as our partner in this challenging task of providing world-class e-services to the residents, business entities and government departments in Dubai,” says Salem Al Shair, director e-services, Dubai e-Government.

“This union between e-Government and the eHosting Centre will contribute significantly towards making e-Government’s services reliable and secure,” he adds.

Dubai e-Government assessed a number of hosting service providers before opting to go with the eHosting Centre. The deal also includes the integration of applications from various government agencies to the e-services portal—

“We found that the eHosting Centre was best equipped to manage our e-Services and ensure secure and uninterrupted services, with advanced equipment that is designed to provide protection against all kinds of risks,” comments Al Shair.

“We are delighted to assign this complex task of managing integrated services involving so many different departments to the experts so that we can concentrate on our core activities,” he adds.

Dubai e-Government will not be moving its physical hardware or data to DIC’s hosting facility. The eHosting centre will install an infrastructure cabinet at the government agency’s data centre to manage the servers, firewalls, switches and other network devices remotely.

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