ITA and Oracle sign agreements to power eTransformation projects

October 30, 2017

In line with its objective to support Omani government entities and develop innovative eServices, the Information Technology Authority (ITA) and Oracle signed a number of agreements.

These included creating a robust IT infrastructure for various eTransformation projects as a part of e.oman strategy and SMEs development.

The pacts were signed at the ITA headquarters on Sunday in the presence of Dr Salim al Ruzaiqi, chief executive officer, ITA and Abdul Rahman al Thehaiban, senior vice president – Tech, Middle East and Africa, Oracle, stated a press release.

Dr Ruzaiqi said, “At ITA, we are focused on creating a modern government infrastructure that delivers swift, transparent and intuitive services to citizens, residents and visitors. Engaging in such MoUs will serve that purpose as Oracle has great gCloud solutions and accredited record in encouraging entrepreneurship.”

Thehaiban said, “Since its inception, the ITA Oman has been instrumental in driving digital transformation across various government entities in Oman. ITA’s gCloud initiative is a key step towards delivering innovative citizen services and we ensure that Oracle’s modern, secure and cost-effective cloud suite will play a vital role to optimise every aspect of government operations.”

Two agreements have been signed focusing on SMEs development, including supporting Sas Centre for Entrepreneurship which is an incubation hub for entrepreneurs. Under the entrepreneurship programme, Oracle will guide Omani startups on the importance of cloud technology to achieve business objectives, with mentoring programmes, expert talks, workshops and also by providing access to Oracle Partner Network.

The other agreement is about the launch of Oracle’s IT graduate programme, which aims at creating customised programmes for Omani graduates by equipping them with current and future skill sets including cloud technologies that will help them build a career in Oman’s fast growing IT industry.