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Bahrain's IGA renews partnership deal with Microsoft

MANAMA, 23 days ago

Bahrain's Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) has renewed its partnership with Microsoft to implement a number of initiatives within the ‘Cloud First’ Policy, an initiative designed to accelerate digital transformation across the kingdom and deliver economic prosperity through Vision 2030.
 
The iGA on behalf of the Bahrain government had renewed its Enterprise Agreement for Microsoft 365 in March this year and mandated migration to the trusted Microsoft Cloud for Exchange Online and Enterprise Mobility and Security. 
 
Microsoft 365 combines the power of Office 365, Windows Enterprise, Mobility and Security into one intelligent solution to deliver the modern workplace environment, while ensuring security & privacy of data, identity management, threat and information protection.
 
"The Kingdom of Bahrain has prioritised the development of its ICT sector at the national level since the launch of Vision 2030," remarked iGA chief executive Mohamed Ali AlQaed. 
 
"Partnering with Microsoft to develop the cloud technology is part of our mission in continuing to build a more digital government that better meets citizen expectations. The Microsoft Cloud enables digital transformation for governments, and empowering them to solve common challenges related to citizen engagement, worker productivity, cost efficiency and service innovation," he added.
 
Under the protection of the Microsoft Cloud, the kingdom’s public entities receive advanced email security and threat protection for all employees. In a subsequent rollout phase, government employees will get access to leading collaboration tools such as Teams and Yammer, to support Bahrain’s Connected Government initiative.
 
Sheikh Saif Hilal Al Hosni, the country general manager for Microsoft Bahrain & Oman, said: "In line with Microsoft’s mission to empower every individual and organization to achieve more, our commitment to the government and people of Bahrain is absolute."
 
Government entities across the globe are using Microsoft’s cloud technology to build a more intelligent government and better meet citizen expectations. 
 
“In partnering with bodies like iGA, we are accelerating digital transformation across the kingdom, and the trusted Microsoft Cloud has been an integral part of our work to support the government in their journey of providing a better life for every Bahraini,” stated Al Hosni.   
 
The Microsoft Cloud is enabling digital transformation for governments, and empowering them to solve common challenges related to citizen engagement, worker productivity, cost efficiency and service innovation, he added.-TradeArabia News Service



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