HP Jordan signs MoU with Jordan ICT Ministry
Strategic memorandum with see both parties working together to develop programmes to benefit government
The Jordan Ministry of Information and Communications Technology has signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MoU) with HP Jordan.
The Ministry and HP Jordan will work together, sharing expertise and best practices and develop common programmes to develop integrated technologies for government organisations in the country.
"We are honoured to have been chosen by Jordan's Ministry of ICT as a strategic partner for technology innovations," said Eyad Shihabi, managing director and Enterprise Business lead, HP Middle East. "This is the second MoU we have signed with the government since opening our fully owned subsidiary here last year after the successful implementation of the first agreement. This is a testament of HP's commitment to the development of Jordan's ICT sector and to empower its citizens."
The partnership will also support professional IT education and assist in fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in related fields.
The MoU was signed by Atef Al Tal, minister of Information and Communications Technology and Shihabi.
The collaboration will also look at developing new areas in technology which will benefit the education, government and private sectors, and create jobs and job opportunities for SMEs and entrepreneurs in the country.
"We are glad to deepen the relationship with HP further on the heels of the remarkable success of their operations in Jordan," said Al Tal. "We look forward to an even stronger and mutually beneficial partnership that will contribute to the growth and development of the local ICT sector and the Jordanian economy inspired by the guidance and vision of His Majesty King Abdullah II."
As part of an agreement signed with the Government of Jordan, HP has created a regional Competency Centre, which has hired university graduates over a period of 12 months to provide technology services to the wider Middle East, Mediterranean & Africa (MEMA) region.