Dubai e-Government presses forward integration of departments
In keeping with its vision of integrating a wide range of government services in Dubai through a single electronic gateway, Dubai e-Government recently conducted a comprehensive four-day training workshop for all the government departments in order to acquaint them with the technical aspect of the content management system.
Attended by 51 participants from different government departments, the instructive workshop enabled the departments to publish their content on the e-Government portal, according to a press release.
“Dubai e-Government aims to facilitate the lives of its citizens by providing an entire gamut of online services. Intensive training has to be imparted to each and every government department in order to jump start the system of offering a wide range of governmental services online,” said Salem Al-Shair, e-services director at Dubai e-Government.
“The software utilized for the content management system will be used to update our content on the Dubai e-Government portal, “ said Subhi Yaghmour, systems analyst at the Al-Awqaf, a participant at the workshop. “For the last nine months we have been working in tandem with Dubai e-Government in order to integrate our content. Dubai e-Government has given us a detailed plan outlining the methodology of displaying the content on the portal,” he added.
“This workshop provided various departments with the technical know how and expertise in publishing their content on the portal as well as maintaining a strong web presence. Every government department is connected to a single network called the Government Information Network (GIN), which provides network connectivity, inter-departmental connectivity as well as Internet access to and from the department. GIN will allow other government departments to access the e-Government server and utilize the content management software to publish their content,” added Haddad.
“The training session ensures that all the departments can confidently make use of the system to the best advantage in publishing their content on the main e-Government portal,” said Beesan Barghouti, content editor for English Dubai e-Government. “This will facilitate the smooth integration of the entire system which lends itself to the philosophy of the Dubai e-government,” she added.
Dubai e-Government is a pioneering initiative in the region to provide online services across the spectrum of corporate and community life in the emirate. It also has a vision to integrate the individually-automated government departments under the single umbrella of the e-government initiative, thus empowering employees across lines of businesses and levels of government, besides facilitating the lives of citizens and customers of the government.
Dubai has taken a lead in the region in deploying e-government applications and is among the first few governments in the world to provide such integrated services to its citizens. — (menareport.com)
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