Bahrain to introduce cloud computing

Bahrain to introduce cloud computing

Bahrain to introduce cloud computing

(Manama) – Deputy Premier, HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa chaired the meeting of the High Information and Communication Committee, at the Gudaibiya Palace.

Deputy Premier, HH Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, and Deputy Premier, Deputy Premier Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, and committee members attended the meeting.

The panel reviewed a report on the work of the committee in charge of following up on and implementing the requirements and recommendations of the UN report aiming to enhance Bahrain’s standing in UN e-Government indicators-2018.

The committee requested all ministries and relevant departments and institutions to finalise the requirements of the e-services index in the allocated time.

It also stressed the need to focus on meeting the requirements of open data, and to provide the e-content pertaining to the sustainable development goals for each ministry, entity or institution on their websites.

In this regard, HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak commended the efforts of the committee in charge of following up on and implementing the requirements and recommendations of the UN report.

After that, the High ICT committee adopted the “Cloud Computing” policy, making the kingdom the first Arab country to take such an initiative.

A detailed presentation about cloud computing regarding its methodology, principles and advantages was given.

The cloud computing policy enables government institutions to focus on the development of their services, which will result in their excellence in the provision of such services, elimination of duplicated efforts and reduction of operational expenses in infrastructure to control expenditure.

The deputy premier stressed the need to go ahead with the adoption of cloud computing, given its role in reducing expenditure, ensuring the provision of speedy e-services, expanding the scope of work and increasing flexibility and competitiveness.

He pointed out that keeping pace with technical and technological progress is the basis of the Kingdom’s global status in the field of e-government, which should continue in order to provide the best and fastest e-government services at the lowest costs.

The committee also discussed efforts to increase readiness to face cyber security threats, calling for the need to start implementing standards and systems to identify the threats and put in place a government strategy for cyber security.

The committee also approved the guiding principles for implementing the requirements of the law on the protection of the state information and documents. In this regard, the deputy premier stressed that the relevant government departments should start implementing the law, given its importance in preserving the state’s information and documents.

The committee also reviewed a descriptive research study on customer satisfaction index for e-government programmes conducted in cooperation with the University of Bahrain.

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