Information & Communication Technology (ICT) is Platinum sponsor for Microsoft Cloud Data Center region launch in Qatar
New Cloud Data Center Region launched with Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365, giving organizations access to hundreds of scalable, highly available, and resilient cloud services
Information & Communication Technology (ICT) was a Platinum sponsor for the Microsoft Cloud Data Center region launch in Qatar, a major strategic IT announcement which took place on August 31. The launch marked a major milestone for Microsoft as the first hyperscale Cloud provider to deliver enterprise-grade services in the country.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, H.E. Mr. Mohammed bin Ali Al Mannai, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, said: “The launch of the Data Center today is considered an important milestone in the process of transforming the State of Qatar into an advanced and pioneering digital center in the Middle East and the world. This journey was inspired by the Qatar National Vision 2030, which aims to establish a diversified and competitive national economy.”
His Excellency continued: “These pioneering projects in the field of digital transformation, communications and information technology, would not have been achieved without the ambitions of the country’s wise leadership and its vision to this vital sector, believing in its crucial role in the development of other economic sectors.”
Video – Abdul Salam Knio talks about the Data Center Opportunity
ICT Digital Managing Partner, Abdul Salam Knio, was one of a panel of invited speakers at the launch. He was asked what new opportunities the Data Center brings for ICT in terms of new areas of business and innovation: “The most important step moving forward, in terms of innovation, is that we hope organizations will start planning to develop their data strategy, and data monetization strategy. Moving to the Cloud is not the end, it’s actually the beginning.”
“So after moving to the Cloud, customers will be able to leverage the power of data and will be able to build data strategies that can help make more actionable insights and more data driven decisions in their business, and that will help in bringing forward a successful economy. That’s why we at ICT believe in innovation and we offer this as one of our advisory services – to help organizations build on that opportunity.”
In their launch publicity for the event, Microsoft suggested the Qatar Cloud Data Center region will drive growth and scale for their customers and partners in the country. Microsoft customers across multiple industries, including the Ministry of Communication and Information technology, TASMU PLATFORM, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, and many others have already embraced the Microsoft Cloud to develop digital capabilities and innovate in their industries. Microsoft industry partners such as ICT and others are delivering transformative solutions across the Microsoft Cloud to drive customer success.
More about Information & Communication Technology (ICT)
Information & Communication Technology is a member of East Gulf Group and part of the MDS System Integration Group. Over the years, ICT was able to build on its long experience to address customer business requirements and challenges with cutting-edge infrastructure solutions. By capitalizing on its business and technology knowledge, ICT effectively contributes to the local IT evolution and development that the State of Qatar is witnessing.
ICT employs locally in Qatar highly skilled personnel who are certified with the highest levels of certifications in the areas of their core competencies.
In order to develop a focus on digital transformation, ICT is offering its services portfolio through two divisions: ICT-Systems (hardware and systems), and ICT-Digital (software and digital services). ICT-Digital offers a set of services to enterprise customers such as: Cloud/multi-Cloud solutions & services, Data Platforms, Big Data Analytics, IoT/IIoT, Cybersecurity, Digital transformation advisory services, industry-specific digital business use cases, etc.