Smart Dubai partners with Microsoft to boost digital transformation

Smart Dubai partners with Microsoft to boost digital transformation
Microsoft’s UAE datacentres are scheduled to open in 2019

Dubai – Mubasher: Smart Dubai has signed an agreement with Microsoft to seal a landmark collaboration to achieve the goal of making Dubai the happiest city on Earth.

This move aims at enhancing digital transformation across Dubai, in addition to empowering government employees to innovate faster, according to a press release on Sunday.

Microsoft will endorse Smart Dubai in its digital transformation path by accelerating adoption of Microsoft Cloud technologies, as well as conducting targeted training sessions.

Furthermore, Microsoft’s UAE datacentres are scheduled to open in 2019 and they will adopt a range of Microsoft technologies.

Earlier on Sunday, the Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Microsoft to launch a ‘Cloud centre of Excellence’.

Director-general of Smart Dubai Dr. Aisha bin Butti bin Bishr commented, “We all have a responsibility to accelerate towards the vision established by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister & Vice-President of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, to create a Dubai that shines as a beacon for others to emulate.”

In 1991, Microsoft Gulf opened its Dubai-based headquarters; currently, it operates in the Gulf office oversees Microsoft Gulf activities in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE.

 “Microsoft experts will also collaborate with Smart Dubai on use cases and adoption scenarios, and work jointly on roadmaps for rolling out new platforms to other government entities. Microsoft will also conduct awareness sessions on its cloud technologies for government entities and guide them on how best to benefit from online Microsoft courses and certifications,” the press release mentioned.