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ADSSSA and Microsoft launch "Cloud Center of Excellence"


Officials signing the letter of intent.

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Abu Dhabi Intelligent Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) announced on Sunday that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft to establish a "Cloud Center of Excellence" that aims to increase its capacity to deliver Cloud services and as well as the emirate's workers in the public sector

This partnership is in line with ADSSSA's strategy and continued commitment to driving the digital transformation of Abu Dhabi and the introduction of new technologies. The MoU strengthens the collaboration between ADSSSA and Microsoft, whose cloud infrastructure serves more than one billion customers worldwide, and follows Microsoft's recently announced decision to choose the United Arab Emirates for its first cloud data center in the Middle East.

"This partnership represents a new step in advancing the digital transformation in the Abu Dhabi Emirate, consolidating its global position in technology and developing innovative solutions," said Dr. Rauda Saeed Al Saadi, Director General of the Smart Solutions & Services Authority. "In line with Abu Dhabi's" Ghadan 21 "plan, the emirate wants to provide government institutions with qualified human capital and use the best digital solutions and advanced technologies to deliver the best services. The agency also wants to strengthen its partnerships with leading companies in the field of advanced technologies to better integrate government agencies and enable them to provide innovative services that contribute to the progress of the government. "

Microsoft's collaboration with ADSSSA will focus on building a Cloud Center of Excellence. Under the agreement, Microsoft will provide training to 240 government employees from various departments and agencies. Training is distributed across 11 tracks and includes all levels of Microsoft skill levels from 0 to 300. Training ensures that Abu Dhabi Government employees use technologies such as Microsoft's Azure cloud platform, Office 365, Data, AI, are familiar and Dynamics 365.

Through Cloud Society in Box, Abu Dhabi government employees have access to an online training portal hosted on ADSSSA Azure Tenant that can be customized to allocate and track training paths. Microsoft specialists will be available to provide regular support to all trainees and accompany them on their training trips.

Delivering best-in-breed solutions on a large scale requires close and fluid teamwork. Abu Dhabi Government employees in agencies and departments are introduced to a new collaboration platform based on Microsoft teams and Yammer, enabling them to share success stories, best practices, and technical resources.

"Microsoft was a strong partner in the digital transformation of Abu Dhabi," said Jean-Philippe Courtois, executive vice president and president, global sales, marketing and operations, Microsoft. "Opportunity technology, which empowers citizens, empowers public officials, streamlines operations, and reinvents service delivery models, is unparalleled. We have also been a vehement advocate of revaluation and re-qualification at all levels of society to prepare for our common digital future. Our collaboration with ADSSSA will continue to drive digital transformation between government departments, boosting economic growth and accelerating Abu Dhabi's vision and goals. "

As part of the collaboration, ADSSSA will provide training to all government information technology government employees to develop their capabilities and potential, and provide innovative technological services to enhance government performance and performance.

Meanwhile, Smart Dubai announced a groundbreaking collaboration with Microsoft on Sunday to reach the goal of making Dubai the happiest city in the world. The move aims to accelerate digital transformation across the Emirate and empower government officials to drive innovation faster. As part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Aisha Bint's Butti Bin Bishr, CEO of Smart Dubai, and Sayed Hashish, General Manager of Microsoft Gulf, has signed up to help Microsoft Smart Dubai develop its digital transformation by accelerating adoption of Microsoft cloud technologies and conducting targeted training and education in Microsoft Cloud and other related technologies.

Smart Dubai was founded under the leadership and vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai a knowledge center and the happiest city in the world. The organization's strategy is to demand the participation and advice of a wide range of urban actors, including residents, visitors and business owners.

"We all have a responsibility to accelerate the vision created by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, and the ruler of Dubai to create a Dubai serving as an example to others Said Aisha. "By working with our trusted partner Microsoft, we are taking another decisive step in this direction.


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