New website for Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment

New site designed with latest standards for useability, accessibility and security

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New website for Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment Gargash: The new MBRHE website has been designed to be both creative and easy to use for all stakeholders.
By  Mark Sutton Published  June 29, 2016

Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MRHE) has launched a new website to provide a range of information and smart services to its stakeholders.

The new website, which was developed by DataCell, includes housing, financial, business, and employee data and services. It has also been designed to be user-friendly for users with special needs and disabilities, and to meet the latest cybersecurity requirements.

Sami Abdulla Gargash, CEO of MBRHE said: "We made every possible effort to ensure that the website is creative and distinguished. We have also used the latest technologies in designing several accessible electronic links which help the user navigate and reach required information easier. This website facilitates effective communication between the working team in the establishment and the customers, and allows for follow-up on application progress, and management as well as prompt replies to customers' suggestions and comments in regard to various housing services."

In compliance with the Dubai Smart Government (DSGs) standards for website excellence, DataCell followed the latest User Experience Design (UXD) methodologies. One of the core focus areas during the design and implementation of the website was the requirements of users with special needs. To address this, the website incorporates the latest W3C standards for colour coding and audio and in collaboration with ReadSpeaker, a global leader in text-to-speech solutions. The website also integrates with the Dubai eGovernment's ‘Happiness Meter', a user-friendly tool that enables visitors to quickly and easily rate their experience on the website.

DataCell has also worked to include the latest security features on the site in order to protect against attacks, ensure service availability and safeguard user information. For this purpose, all communication is SSL encrypted. The portal features separation between front-end and back-end servers over a DMZ network and also segregates service accounts used in SharePoint farms. In addition, DataCell conducted extensive penetration testing to identify and resolve potential security gaps.

Fadi Abu Ekab, CEO at SCOPE Information Systems the parent company of DataCell commented: "DataCell brings over 16 years of experience and a unique offering dedicated to the governmental sector thanks to our comprehensive understanding of their needs and standards. We have built robust solutions and tools to address all requirements of the Dubai Smart Government. Because of this approach, we and our clients continue to be recognized as leaders in government rankings for local entities."

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