Silicon Oasis steps up paperless plans
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority has begun the second phase of implemenation of its new content management system that promises to make the IT hub a paperless environment.
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) has signed an agreement with IBM to implement a new content management system (CMS), as part of the UAE-based IT hub's plans to move to a paperless environment. The second phase of the project is scheduled to begin January 2010, which involves integrating the system with DSOA's existing Oracle ERP system.
For the first completed stage of the implementation, DSOA has been using IBM's Capture and Content Manager, part of the overall Filenet Enterprise Content Management system to convert its existing hardcopy data into digital versions and then archiving it. In stage two, the authority will look to automate and streamline its existing business processes to increase productivity and reduce inefficiencies. Business partner Gulf Commercial Group (GCG) handled the integration duties for the new system.
Hakam Abu Risheh, General Manager, GCG commented: "Compliance is becoming an increasingly important issue in the UAE with its drive towards technological advancement and e-governance. We are delighted to offer IBM's cost-effective and comprehensive solutions to help DSOA streamline its business processes for ensuring immediate ROI and increase in profits."
Abdulsalam Rahma Bastaki, director of IT and Services, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, said: "The initiative is an outcome of our ambition to automate our document management and transform our processes as part of our strategy to streamline and optimise our operations and leverage considerable cost and time savings. We continually receive significant interest from major businesses that we aim to host through creating a universally recognised state-of-the-art infrastructure that will support technology-based industries seeking to enter or expand operations across the region."