Oman plans to sign government licence agreement with Oracle
ITA holds event to discuss applications and systems for government services
The government of Oman is set to sign a government licence agreement with Oracle, to reduce the cost of IT applications and infrastructure and to enhance government systems.
The Information Technology Authority (ITA) held a workshop last week with Oracle, in support of the agreement and to discuss engineered systems and platform for government services.
The workshop was opened with a speech by Ikhlas Ibrahim Alabdawan, ITA Project Manager, Government licenses Agreement, who said: "ITA with government entities are about to sign an agreement with Oracle to provide its applications and services for government by which government will reduce the overall cost of the required IT infrastructure and to achieve efficient return on investment."
The workshop also included six presentations which showcased the latest Oracle products used in implementing IT infrastructure such as gCloud and information security systems. In addition, Petroleum Development Oman also described it's experience with Oracle applications and systems. The workshop also discussed various topics such as Extreme Performance and scalability, Cloud proofing and portability, among other topics.
Over 150 attendees from 100 government entities participated in the workshop, including infrastructure leaders, application developers and information security officers.
Omar Bin Salim Al-Shanfari, ITA's Deputy CEO for Operations, stated: "ITA is committed to partner with a number of pioneering and specialized companies in Information Communications Technologies to provide specialized training for IT government professionals to enhance their skills in handling IT infrastructure, software/applications and information security projects. We extend our thanks and appreciation to Oracle for organizing such an event and hope to continue our cooperation further in the future to conduct specialized training programs as well as the provision of Oracle applications and systems such as gCloud and information security etc.. to support and help us in implementing e.oman Strategy."