CMU-Q Students: ‘Take Qatar into the Future’, says MEEZA

Published December 27th, 2009 - 10:37 GMT

Cloud Services will come to dominate the business IT infrastructure globally according to Michael Molson, Chief Technology Officer of MEEZA, the Managed IT solutions and services provider based in Qatar.

In a presentation to Computer Science and Information Systems students at Carnegie Mellon University – Qatar (CMU-Q), on December 6, Molson challenged young Qataris to carry the torch of technology into the future and lead the nation towards even greater prosperity, inspiring them to embrace new technologies such as Cloud Computing.

MEEZA is a leading provider of Cloud Services, the provision of dynamically scalable IT resources as a service over the Internet. The growth of Cloud Computing means many organizations will no longer need to have IT infrastructure in-house but will instead outsource IT services to a service provider which services their IT needs over the Internet or ‘via the cloud’.

MEEZA has contributed enormously to the growth of local businesses, including Vodafone Qatar and DohaLand, and recently signed a deal to provide IT services and solutions to Silatech, this partnership will ensure MEEZA plays a leading role in the development of small to medium sized businesses in the region, a key driver of economic growth in the Qatari government’s 2030 vision.

As part of his presentation Molson took students through a typical working day at MEEZA, where world class IT solutions and services, including Cloud Services, are playing a leading role in the growth of the nation. Earmarked by the Qatari government as a future economic driver, IT is “pivotal to Qatar’s dream of becoming a knowledge–based economy”, Molson said.

Introducing his idea of the ‘Digital Everything’, Mr. Molson revealed how the future of Qatar will be shaped through an expanding predominance of digital services and information in our everyday lives. “We are now entering a new era where information, processes, and interactions will be used by consumers differently. People are beginning to engage with IT in a completely new way”, Molson explained.
Students were also introduced to MEEZA’s cutting edge Data Centres, known as M-VAULT, which serve as the foundation from which MEEZA delivers a full portfolio of Managed IT Services and Solutions to some of the biggest organizations in Qatar.
How students understand and use services like Cloud Computing and Data Centres such as M-VAULT, is critical to the future prosperity and competitiveness of Qatar. Qatar is currently below international levels in terms of the number of IT graduates, a disparity CMU-Q is working hard to rectify. MEEZA, as a thought leading IT organization is committed to fostering new talent both here and throughout the region. Helping to educate Qatari youth of the enormous potential IT services and solutions offer to the country’s organizations and society in general, is one of MEEZA’s key social platforms.

After the presentation Molson spoke about the importance of sharing expertise in an emerging market such as Qatar. “Students in Qatar and throughout this region, have enormous potential and opportunities. They will be on the cusp of the most radically changing technological society in history, making them more adaptable to change than their western counterparts. This inspires me to do the best I can for them here in Qatar through my work with MEEZA and the partnerships we have with leading organizations in the State”, Molson said.

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