Cisco makes public sector push at GITEX

Infrastructure company highlights commitment to Smart Government initiative

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Cisco makes public sector push at GITEX Cisco has signed several public sector deals this week, including with du.
By Staff Writer Published  October 16, 2014

Cisco has highlighted its commitment to the Dubai Smart Government initiative at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK by unveiling a number of large customer projects focused on the public sector.

For example, the Department of Economic Development (DED), announced the launch of ‘24/7’, a round-the-clock service point developed on the Cisco Remote Expert for Government Service (REGS) platform, which will enable access to government services.

Cisco has also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Design District (d3) to explore potential joint opportunities in deploying smart services and applications at the district. These services would be based on Cisco’s Smart+Connected City (S+CC) portfolio.

Cisco has also joined forces with the UAE Ministry of Interior (MoI) to launch a Cisco Networking Academy programme at the Ministry’s training centre, and has signed a next generation data centre agreement with du.

“Our joint commitments announced during GITEX Week 2014 clearly demonstrate Cisco’s focus to align with the UAE Government in public sector initiatives including the Smart Dubai as well education transformational projects in Abu Dhabi,” says Ala’A Al-Bawab, Regional Sales Lead for the Public Sector, Cisco UAE.

“We are delighted and honoured to be forging these strategic partnerships.”

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