UAE ministry inks deal with Microsoft, Samsung
Abu Dhabi, October 22, 2013
The UAE Ministry of Interior said it has signed two co-operation agreements with Microsoft and Samsung in line with its smart initiative strategy.
Colonel Anwar Al Mulla, the head of ICT Department, signed the agreement at the ongoing Gitex expo along wth Young Soo Kim of Samsung and Samer Abu Latif of Microsoft in the presence of Mariam Mohammed Khalfan Al Roumi, the Minister of Social Affairs.
Mariam Mohammed later overviewed the different initiatives and services and listened to an explanation about the most important initiatives, services and smart solutions.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Butti Al Hamed, the under-secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, also visited the pavilion and listened to an explanation detailing the ministry’s participation in the exhibition.
Al Mulla said the agreement with Samsung implies providing various mobile devices produced by the company in conformity with police needs to perform their work. It provides the ministry with control programs for these devices as well.
The agreement signed with Microsoft was aimed at establishing an Information Technology academy, he stated.
The company provides multiple training programs pursuant to the agreement that serve the needs of various categories starting from the basic level in the field of Information and Communications Technology.
Samer Abu Latif, the regional general manager of Microsoft Gulf, said the company looks forward through this internal memorandum of agreement to facilitating the technology infrastructure and building skills of the Punitive & Correctional Institutions’ inmates.
“We believe that this initiative will help in developing skills required to rehabilitate inmates, prepare them to enter the market, and equip them with competitive talents necessary to achieve success,” he stated.-TradeArabia News Service