Bahrain Government expands partnership with Microsoft
Partnership includes migration to Microsoft Cloud for Exchange Online and Enterprise Mobility and Security
The Bahrain Government has renewed its partnership with Microsoft, as the Kingdom rolls out more services under its ‘Cloud First’ policy.
“The Kingdom of Bahrain has prioritised the development of its ICT sector at the national level since the launch of Vision 2030,” said Mohamed Ali AlQaed, Chief Executive of Information & eGovernment Authority. “Partnering with Microsoft to develop the cloud technology is part of our mission in continuing to build a more digital government that better meets citizen expectations. The Microsoft Cloud enables digital transformation for governments, and empowering them to solve common challenges related to citizen engagement, worker productivity, cost efficiency and service innovation”.
In March, the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) on behalf of the Bahrain Government renewed its Enterprise Agreement for Microsoft 365 and mandated migration to the Microsoft Cloud for Exchange Online and Enterprise Mobility and Security. Microsoft 365 combines Office 365, Windows Enterprise, Mobility and Security into one enterprise solution.
In a subsequent rollout phase, government employees will get access to collaboration tools such as Teams and Yammer, to support Bahrain’s Connected Government initiative.
“In partnering with bodies like iGA, we are accelerating digital transformation across the kingdom, and the trusted Microsoft Cloud has been an integral part of our work to support the government in their journey of providing a better life for every Bahraini,” said Sheikh Saif Hilal Al Hosni, Country General Manager for Microsoft Bahrain & Oman.