Department of Finance, Abu Dhabi upgrades IT Infrastructure

Press release
Published June 30th, 2011 - 06:20 GMT

The Department of Finance (DOF) – Abu Dhabi announced that it has successfully upgraded its IT infrastructure and networks in all of its sites and server rooms today, in addition to upgrading its internet call systems, as part of its continuous efforts to raise the department’s performance levels to global standards.

This move reflects DoF’s goals of enhancing security levels within its infrastructure, in addition to developing it to become better equipped to handle applications and usages by DoF and the Customs Administration. Moreover, the upgrade corresponds with DOF’s strategy of enhancing its customer services, which are meant to support other government entities in Abu Dhabi.

Commenting on the system upgrade, HE Mohammed Sultan Gnome Al Hamli, Executive Director of DOF, said: “This new IT infrastructural upgrade is in line with our efforts to constantly provide the best-in-class financial services and specialized solutions to Abu Dhabi Government entities.”

“This system upgrade will enable us to execute our tasks more efficiently. DoF is committed to enhancing its tools, systems and resources to raise performance levels and achieve sustainable growth for our emirate. This move will not only maintain the standards of excellence adopted at DoF, but it also reinforces the IT Directorate’s achievement of  receiving  first place for its infrastructure development efforts among 22 other directorates in Abu Dhabi,” he added.

HE went on to explain that DOF recently applied the “Oracle R-12” system to be utilized for all financial operations relating to many government departments in Abu Dhabi. Oracle R-12 is one of the most advanced financial systems globally and assists in preparing government budgets as well as monitoring their status. The Abu Dhabi Government is also considered to be one of the first governments in the region to implement this system in its public institutions.

Dr. Hazem Turki El Khatib, Head of the Information Technology Directorate, DOF added: “The Department of Finance is adamant on enhancing its information network systems and infrastructure, aiming to improve customer services and their efficiency, thereby achieving desired results for all parties. The Information Technology Directorate is keen on formulating future plans to improve its information infrastructure to better cope with unexpected situations. The directorate is currently in the process of reviewing infrastructure units, to determine performance levels and anticipate shortcomings that may result during implementation of plans.”

Background Information

Department of Finance in UAE

The Department of Finance was established in 1962, and it plays a fundamental role in providing Abu Dhabi government entities with the best-in-class financial services and specialized solutions as well as managing available resources efficiently.

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