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Sharjah links 31 government agencies

As part of its first phase of implementing a unified digital network

Sharjah links 31 government agencies
Sharjah Department of eGovernment is building a unified network infrastructure to connect all government entities by 2020.

Sharjah announced at GITEX Technology Week 2017 that it is to connect 31 government entities and departments from the emirate, as part of its first phase of implementing a unified digital network to link all government entities and departments by 2020. The first phase will officially kick-off with services streamlined and optimised within those entities by the end of 2017.

The initiative will transform government services, allowing full integration and inter-departmental communication, paving the way for dynamic public services to all citizens and residents within the emirate, says Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmad bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Director-General of DeG.

"This transformation will provide government departments with a more multi-dimensional communication strategy with their customers and end-users, developing services such as applications, permits, authorisations and much, much more in a fraction of the time," he said.

The policy comes in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, after issuing a resolution earlier this week to form The Supreme Committee for Digital Transformation. The committee aims to implement digital transformation in line with global best-practice standards providing regional and international e-services.

DeG's mission behind the project is to reinforce government entities with a unified digital platform that features integrated accessibility, higher bandwidth frequencies and enhanced security standards. Being fully owned and operated by the Government of Sharjah, the new project will function as a single integrated network and will support government entities with a more immediate, reliable and transparent communication system between staff members, users, citizens and investors.

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