HP signs MoU with Jordan’s Ministry of ICT to implement technology innovations

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Published May 25th, 2011 - 09:12 GMT
During the meeting that preceded the signing of the MoU
During the meeting that preceded the signing of the MoU

The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology announced the signing of a strategic memorandum of understanding (MoU) with HP Jordan to develop common programs and share expertise and practices to offer state-of-the art integrated technologies for the government organisations in addition to supporting professional IT education and assist in fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in related fields.   

The MoU was signed by Eng. Atef Al Tal, Minister of Information and Communications Technology and Eyad Shihabi, Managing Director and Enterprise Business Lead, HP Middle East.

As part of the MoU, HP will share its expertise with MoICT as it relates to becoming an Instant-On Enterprise, an organization that embeds technology into everything it does in order to better address the growing needs of organizations  and citizens. The joint collaboration will also explore the potential development of new areas in technology to benefit the education, government and private sectors, and create jobs/opportunities for SMEs and entrepreneurship in the country.

“We are glad to deepen the relationship with HP further on the heels of the remarkable success of their operations in Jordan,” said Eng. Atef Al Tal, Minister of ICT. “We look forward to an even stronger and mutually beneficial partnership that will contribute to the growth and development of the local ICT sector and the Jordanian economy inspired by the guidance and vision of His Majesty King Abdullah II.”

“We are honoured to have been chosen by Jordan’s Ministry of ICT as a strategic partner for technology innovations,” said Eyad Shihabi, Managing Director and Enterprise Business Lead, HP Middle East. “This is the second MoU we have signed with the government since opening our fully owned subsidiary here last year after the successful implementation of the first agreement. This is a testament of HP’s commitment to the development of Jordan’s ICT sector and to empower its citizens.”

HP launched its fully-owned subsidiary in Jordan in January 2010 and has since made significant progress and contribution through its social investment programs. As part of an agreement signed with the Government of Jordan, HP has created a regional Competency Centre that has hired university graduates over a period of one year to provide technology services to the wider Middle East, Mediterranean & Africa (MEMA) region.

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Hewlett Packard Middle East (HP)

Our vision is to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere — every person, every organization, and every community around the globe. This motivates us — inspires us — to do what we do. To make what we make. To invent, and to reinvent. To engineer experiences that amaze. We won’t stop pushing ahead, because you won’t stop pushing ahead. You’re reinventing how you work. How you play. How you live. With our technology, you’ll reinvent your world.

Jordan Ministry of Information and Communications Technology

Established in 2002, the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology [MoICT] is at the heart of the Kingdom's transformation into a knowledge based economy that contributes to the socio-economic development of the Kingdom.   MoICT is the policy maker of information technology, telecommunications, and post in Jordan. The ministry’s policy calls for market liberalization, ending monopoly and withdrawal of the government from its majority ownership position in telecom & postal operators and public-private partnerships.

MoICT fosters ICT initiatives that promote the adoption of ICTby all segments of the society and stimulate local and foreign investments. The government's commitment to ICT as a catalyst to development, particularly through e-learning and e-government, is creating business opportunities.

Jordan's open, transparent and competitive environment, sophisticated communications infrastructure, strong regulatory reform and independent ICT regulator, technically skilled and growing competitive-wage workforce, committed government and strong leadership support have established a dynamic and growing ICT sector that presents exciting investment opportunities.

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