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The government of Qatar has already invested in the digital transformation journey and the state is a head of many nations in driving technological innovations said officials speaking at a Microsoft and SAP partnership event in Doha yesterday.
Microsoft and SAP announced the launch of 'Rise with SAP on Microsoft's hyper scale cloud data centre region in Qatar' at a ceremony at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Msheireb yesterday.
The joint launch enables customers in Qatar to host Rise with SAP on Microsoft Azure, expanding the opportunity for building a cloud-first economy in the country, the GCC and the MENA region.
Speaking during a round-table discussion the partnership Human Resources Information Systems Centre Director at the Civil Service and Government Development Bureau (CGB) Farha Muhanna Al Kuwari said Qatar has accelerated locally and globally cloud adoption and has implemented many innovations and models with SAP and Microsoft of which there are many success stories such as deploying Microsoft Azure Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Solutions which has helped CGB to avoid disruptions, protect Mawared's applications and data and keep Mawared platform running and recoverable in case of unforeseen disasters or unplanned outages.
''CGB has been partners with SAP for over a decade to support the transformation of Mawared: the Qatar Government's HR system by standardizing processes and streamline operations leveraging the latest technologies”, she said. Al Kuwari said CGB is proud of the partnership and the joint efforts for continuous improvements. Considering the mission critical services that the Mawared platform provides to government entities, the impact of disruption or outage can be severe in terms of business operations, data loss and reputational harm.
By deploying Microsoft Azure Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Solutions we are now able to avoid disruptions, protect Mawared's applications and data and keep Mawared platform running and recoverable in case of unforeseen disasters or unplanned outages.
The two tech leaders and their partners discussed how to drive digital and cultural change needed to steer organization through disruption, build resiliency and achieve business and sustainable goals.
The addition of SAP to Miocrosoft's Azure multi-cloud capabilities provide customers with enhanced solutions that could work across multiple clouds, devices and digital frameworks.
Businesses of all sizes across all industries can utilize the compressive set of enterprise- grade cloud services for their digital transformation and innovative needs.Microsoft Qatar General Manager Lana Khalaf said at the Microsoft, we constantly strive to provide the best in cloud experience for customers.
The Microsoft cloud data center region will be the first cloud data centre to provide Rise with SAP on Azure in Qatar, unlocking new business opportunities and innovation. She added“bringing Rise with SAP on Azure to Qatar supports our efforts to increase opportunities for customers to innovate on their own terms and achieve their business goals”.
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