Major UAE government IT project completed
eHosting DataFort’s contract to link federal-level infrastructure successfully delivered to Ministry of Public Works
eProject portal, the UAE government's major IT development intended to link together its IT infrastructure at a federal level has been completed, according to provider eHosting Datafort.
The new system, which was inaugurated in the presence of His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Prime Minister of Dubai and Vice President of UAE in October 2009, is set to integrate the government's IT systems at all levels, while maintaining the strict confidentiality of any data it holds.
The new fully managed system allows both internal and external end-users to perform tasks more effectively than previously, while also ensuring the protection of sensitive data. It has also made it easier for residents and citizens to access information on government services, as well as receive answers to their enquiries.
One of the first departments within the Ministry of Public Works to benefit has been Housing and Urban Planning. "We needed to ensure that a number of key business requirements were met when working on a hosted model with eHosting DataFort," explained the department's executive director, Zahara Al Aboodi. "E-services with transaction logs and records that remained fully auditable, an internal process that was streamlined to reduce operational overhead costs, a platform that was in line with the UAE's transformation vision, and a system that could be easily accessed by even the less savvy IT end-users.
"We are extremely pleased with the design, implementation, and the on-going management of the overall solution. eHosting DataFort completely understands our requirements to access sensitive data with a framework having the highest levels of security. Thanks to a trusted local service provider, eHosting DataFort's 24-hour service desk can ensure our queries are resolved quickly and to our level of satisfaction."
eHosting DataFort's chief executive Yasser Zeineldin said that the government's decision to award his company with the award, as well as the quick and efficient turnaround reinforced why it was the market leader in the region. "Providing a fully managed hosted environment running an Enterprise Project Management system for the federal government required the highest levels of monitoring and managed security.
"By systematically executing information security measures, we managed to successfully implement the federal government's IT infrastructure thereby allowing end-users to access a system that was highly reliable and available."