Government of Oman launches Microsoft Enterprise agreement 2013 - 2015
- Oman: Saturday, February 16 - 2013 at 14:28
- PRESS RELEASE
Government of Oman represented by the Information Technology Authority (ITA) launched the Government of Oman Microsoft Enterprise agreement 2012-2015, at Grand Hayat Hotel, under the patronage of Dr. Salim Sultan Al Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA.
IT directors and employees from various government institutions attended the ceremony to get to know the implementation of this agreement in their organizations.
The agreement seeks to ease the purchase of Microsoft licensing for the government institutions, and provide good opportunities for the government employees in terms of training and other benefits.
Abdullah Al Kindi, Senior Project Specialist at ITA, presented the agreement's projects and associated services. Eighty-One government entities are participating in this agreement in which they will get benefits divided into different categories that are: entrepreneurship, capacity building, and business. The IITC has presented the Agreement implementation action plan along with the procedures used in the implementation.
Speaking on the occasion, Fahad Sultan Al Abri, Director General of the Digital Society Development Division at ITA, said, "The importance of such agreement is to strengthen the relationship between the government and Microsoft since it's the main supplier of IT software around the world. Through the implementation of the agreement, we seek to update the software used in the government institutions, and provide associated services, such as training seminars for the employees and develop IT infrastructure in the government institutions."
Recently, ITA started the job seekers training programme through the implementation of a range of training seminars on Microsoft technologies as well as participation actively in some projects. This programme is part of the agreement launched yesterday; aiming to provide fresh graduates with the theoretical and practical experience in IT to be ready to join the labor market. The first group of the trainees started in January, 2013, and more batches will take the training during this year.
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