E-Govt, Data Model Dictionary meet GBM, IBM
Meeting was part of e-Government efforts to support development of e-services
The Emirates e-Government hosted a meeting between the Data Model Dictionary initiative team and experts from Gulf Business Machines (GBM), the region's leading IT solutions and service provider, and IBM's representative in the Gulf Region.
The meeting was carried out as part of the e-Government's efforts to support the development of e-services available to the customers and the implementation of new initiatives.
At the core of these initiatives was the development of a common Data Model for governmental bodies in order to establish a data structure that can be shared among the different organisations. Additionally, this would include implementing an electronic mechanism to allow the sharing of data between governmental organisations and gain direct access from its original sources. The Data Model will help reduce time and costs, in addition to avoiding duplicates while ensuring quick sharing of data.
According to the strategic plan of the initiative, coordination has started with expert companies, such as GBM and IBM in order to share ideas and take advantage of the best global practices. The aim is to identify the best methodologies for data models and the most effective way to create Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) to meet integration needs.
The Emirates e-Government was represented by Abdul Wahab Mustafa, Hosny Abu al-Yazid and Ashraf Al-Masry; while IBM team included Khaled Sultan, sales manager and Mazen Hesn, IT systems executive designer, and Sethu Raman, engineer and software specialist. GBM experts included Rawad Abdul-Malik, sales manager and Rawad Abdul Baqi, software specialist. IBM and GBM experts made a presentation about Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) highlighting the two companies experience in the integration projects of e-services provision through e-government portals in the Gulf region and the world.
At the end of the meeting, GBM and IBM experts agreed to organise a seminar for the government sector in order to highlight global practices and methodologies to be utilised through the integration process.