Sunday, January 19, 2020

iGA Holds its 2nd Monthly Meeting for Transition of Cloud Computing

Continuing its efforts in enhancing communication and fostering confidence between public entities and service provider Amazon Web Services (AWS), the Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) organized the 2nd monthly meeting with senior IT specialists in the government to discuss its readiness and progress of migrating to cloud computing as well as implementation mechanism. The meeting was conducted with the attendance of iGA Operations Director Mr. Mohammed Khalifa Al-Yassi and participation of 25 information security specialists representing governmental and semi-governmental entities.

During the meeting, Al-Yassi welcomed attendees and stressed that the continuity of organizing such meetings reflects how the IT sector is fully integrated between governmental and semi-governmental entities. They also enhance efficiency of entities to improve and deliver their services with the highest of quality by adopting cloud computing while supporting the Kingdom’s strategic direction which is an important leap in the adoption of the latest information technologies.

The meeting also involved a discussion by Mark Ryland, Director of Security Engineering at AWS, on the mechanisms to enhancing cyber security through agility and automation. He also addressed the role of the team and the need of following security policies in this environment. Moreover, Al-Yassi presented the latest developments regarding the migration of public entities to the national cloud as well as the upcoming work plan.

The monthly meetings are one of the initiatives iGA organize to adopt the Kingdom’s ‘First Cloud’ policy by the Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology, chaired by HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister. The policy is adopted to confirm the cloud’s role in reducing operational expenditures of IT systems and services, enhance quality of service as well as keep abreast with the rapid advancements in this field at the highest levels of security and protection.

MOST READ

Lamborghini Lambo V12 Vision GT

Lamborghini has released a new one-seat concept car called the Lambo V12 Vision GT that utilizes the same hybrid powertrain found in the one-of-63...

Sports services, projects in Northern Governorate discussed

Youth and Sports Affairs Minister, Ayman bin Tawfeeq Al-Moayyad, has stressed the importance of constant coordination with municipal councils to ensure the progress of...

Pitta Dosha

The doshas are biological energies found throughout the human body and mind. They govern all the physical and mental processes and provide a unique...

Don’t hurt others’ Self-Esteem by Dhananjay Mahadev Datar

Once, on a holiday, one of our stores was more crowded than usual and there was a crowd in front of the billing counter....

Government apps at your service!

These days, our smartphones are much more than just phones. We rely on them for work, leisure, directions and many more important aspects of...

Bahrain Fintech Bay to host “OpenX 2020” Open Banking Conference

Bahrain FinTech Bay will host “OpenX 2020” an Open Banking conference held under the patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain. The conference will...

Representatives Council and Tamkeen signs agreement to train 40 Bahrainis

The Representatives Council’s Secretariat-General and the Labour Fund (Tamkeen) signed an agreement. It is to train 40 Bahrainis to work at MPs’ offices temporarily. Secretary-General...

Batelco Expands its Cloud Connect Solutions by Introducing Google Cloud Interconnect

Batelco, the leading digital solutions provider in the Kingdom has expanded its cloud connect solutions portfolio with the introduction of Google Cloud Interconnect. The...

Bahrain’s biggest water park LPOD scoops ‘Brand of the Year Award’

The Lost Paradise of Dilmun (LPOD) water park Bahrain has scooped the 'Brand of the Year' 2019-2020 at the World Branding Awards in London. The...

The Lakes Mosque inaugurated in Riffa Views

Chairman of the Sunni Endowments Council, Dr. Shaikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al-Hajeri inaugurated the Lakes Mosque in Riffa Views. Dr. Al-Hajeri also visited the three...

Mercedes-Benz unveils Vision AVTR, an Avatar-themed concept car with scales

Mercedes-Benz has just pulled the wraps off of a wild new concept car that was inspired by the 2009 movie Avatar called — what...

46th Bahrain Annual Fine Arts Exhibition opened

His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister, deputized His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, the Deputy Prime...

Avoid these skin mistakes during Winter

Dry skin and winter season are quite the duo and there are mistakes that can make our skin worse. Here’s a guide to understand...

Friendship Society for the Blind: The Light of Bahrain

Friendship Society for the Blind in Bahrain was established in 1981. Initiated by some blind teachers and students for having a society for the...

2020 predictions for AI trends by Dr. Jassim Haji

Artificial Intelligence has been the technology story in Bahrain and round the world during 2019 and it doesn’t look like the excitement is going...