Ministry of Interior, Cisco sign MoU to drive technology
Collaboration will enable departments and sections within the Ministry and across its offices and facilities in the UAE
Cisco and the Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced the commencement of the third and final stage of deployment of the Cisco Prime Collaboration which will connect all of the Ministry's employees across the seven Emirates.
At GITEX Technology Week the MoI and Cisco also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which focuses on technology innovation to enable the Ministry to stay at the forefront of technological updates and trends. It also covers the training and educational opportunities to MoI employees on Cisco's technologies to support the advancement of productivity and career development.
When complete, the MoI collaboration deployment will enable different departments and sections within the Ministry and across its offices and facilities in the UAE to collaborate more efficiently, and with lower operating expenses.
Shukri Eid, managing director - East Region, Cisco Middle East, said: "With the implementation of Cisco Prime Collaboration, we are delivering a simplified, unified management of collaboration networks that helps MoI move away from a previous distributed model that was costly and difficult to manage to a centralised, simple to manage architecture. The adoption of such advanced technology delivers a significantly reduced total cost of ownership and ensures the Ministry is a forerunner in embracing technology and digital transformation."
The Cisco solution will enable MoI employees to connect to their regular meetings with external government entities and individuals directly through video conferencing thus reducing delays, enhancing communications and making business decisions faster. The Cisco solution to MoI converges voice, video, and data collaboration around a shared IP-based infrastructure, which simplifies making calls, sending messages, or joining audio or video conferences.