Thursday, March 31, 2016

Pacific Controls launches Center of Excellence for Government Digital Services and Lifestyle

The Center of Excellence aims to partner with governments and other stakeholders to leverage digital technologies to enhance productivity, improve responsiveness, increase transparency and create ubiquitous digital communities

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, March 30th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Pacific Control Systems (PCS), a leading global ICT service provider, has announced today the establishment of the Center of Excellence for Government Digital Services and Lifestyle with the objective to partner with governments and other stakeholders to facilitate adoption of digital technologies to revolutionize the way people, businesses and governments interact. PCS’s Center of Excellence for Government Digital Services and Lifestyle brings together a list of global technology companies who are focused in accelerating the implementation of numerous digital technologies, such as networks, cloud services, big data analytics, Internet of Things, social media, next generation digital enablement and other disruptive technologies to help optimize the digital government infrastructure and processes, and further enhance digital lifestyle of people.

Pacific Controls has negotiated strategic partnership with a number of leading international industry players, such as Microsoft, Fujitsu, Intel, VMware, WSO2, WSO2.Telco to rollout the Center of Excellence for Government Digital Services and Lifestyle.  These partners are bringing together an unparalleled pool of expertise to create unique value propositions for creating robust digital communities.

PCS is seeking to rollout a number of initiatives, in partnership with governments and other stakeholders, to seize the benefits offered by digital technologies.  These initiatives include government cloud services, mobile government, shared digital enablement platform, Internet of Things for smarter communities, big data analytics, open data and web API, digital marketplaces, security and privacy, digital innovation and research and training and development services.

Open data and web API initiatives aim at sharing government data to encourage businesses and citizens to innovate and solve problems through new ideas and applications. Cloud computing, open data and web API initiatives also support recently enacted “Dubai Data Law” which as per the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid AL Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will create opportunities for collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship between government and non-government entities.

The Center of Excellence for Government Digital Services and Lifestyle, also aim to work with various industry verticals with the sole intention to promote the use of digital technologies, and hence enhance lifestyle of people.

Ensuring security and privacy of Information is an essential task for digital government services to work, hence the Center of Excellence will leverage Pacific Controls next generation cyber security operation center (CSOC) to augment a foolproof security regime.

Mr. Dilip Rahulan, Executive Chairman and CEO of Pacific Controls highlighted that “adoption of state of the art digital technologies is no longer an option for governments and businesses.   Governments are transforming their businesses around the needs of citizens and businesses are taking full advantage of available and emerging technologies in order to meet the challenges of 21st century”.  Mr. Rahulan further stated that “digital technologies domain is very vast, extremely complex and rapidly evolving and hence not within the competence of any one government entity to fully leverage to its advantage”.  “It was imperative that an organization brings together full range of expertise and global best practices to support the government sectors live up to the challenge of digital age. It was with this spirit that Pacific Controls established Center of Excellence for Government Digital Services and Lifestyle in partnership with leading Industry players, such as Fujitsu, Microsoft, Intel, VMware, WSO2, WSO2.Telco to facilitate benefits offered by rapidly evolving digital landscape.”, Mr. Rahulan added. 

Mr.  Dilip Rahulan concluded that Pacific Controls is proud to have established an ecosystem of partners that are committed to support digital innovation and transformation to achieve His Highness vision of ultimate efficiency in governance process in the UAE.  “The best way to achieve digital transformation in shortest possible time is through Public Private Partnership”, he said.  We will continue to partner with other global technology companies to enhance the offering within the Center of Excellence for Government Digital Services and Lifestyle.

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Tasneem Raza

Watermelon Communications



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