Department of Municipalities and Agriculture and Injazat Data Systems sign outsourcing contract

Published October 31st, 2006 - 12:02 GMT

Department of Municipalities and Agriculture announced today (Tuesday, October 31, 2006) the signing of a 10-year contract with Injazat Data Systems, the region’s leading Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company, under which Injazat will provide IT managed services and assume full responsibility for the Municipality’s IT services and operations.

The contract was signed by H.E. Dr. Juaan Salem Al Daheri, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Agriculture in his office at Abu Dhabi Municipality Department, and Mr. Ibrahim Mohamed Lari, CEO, Injazat Data Systems.

Established in the 1st Quarter of 2005, Injazat Data Systems is an Abu Dhabi-based joint venture between Mubadala Development Company and Electronic Data Systems (EDS). This deal will be another opportunity for Injazat Data Systems to create new jobs for UAE Nationals in line with its vision of developing UAE National IT professionals.

Under the terms of the contract, Injazat will provide fully integrated IT services to the Department of Municipalities and Agriculture, including infrastructure management, application management, project management and delivery, extensive network support throughout Abu Dhabi, in addition to developing and supporting Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions.
This deal follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two parties in March this year which marked the start of this strategic partnership. Since then, joint teams from the Department of Municipalities and Agriculture and Injazat have been collaborating to shape the service delivery model and lay the groundwork for transferring over 120 of the Department’s IT staff to Injazat.

Commenting on the contract, Dr. Juaan Salem Al Daheri, said, “The Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Agriculture is keen on leveraging the private sector’s experience to develop its operations and enhance its services delivered to the public. The Department has made rapid strides of progress towards its goal of implementing a total e-government framework that started to emerge in several sectors within the Department of Municipalities and Agriculture achieving greater efficiency and productivity and relieving the Department from routine overheads.”

“As a major public Department, it is important that we support and accelerate the development and unprecedented economic growth taking place in Abu Dhabi, by providing prompt and efficient services. Giving Injazat Data Systems the responsibility of managing our IT services and operations will enable us to benefit from innovative solutions and leverage the considerable expertise of the company’s pool of professionals. This in turn will help us provide speedy and improved government services to the public and further reinforce Abu Dhabi’s development and progress,” he added.

Welcoming the deal, Ibrahim Mohamed Lari, said, “Injazat is committed to provide Department of Municipalities and Agriculture with quality IT managed services based on international standards. We set clear goals and objectives for our services, that will help the Department save costs, ensure higher flexibility, streamline its business operations and speed up public transactions.”

“This agreement is in line with our vision of supporting our clients to realise improved value and benefit from existing and future investments in their IT systems and infrastructure,” Lari added. 

Injazat Data Systems had signed contracts worth over AED 700 million in its first year of operation, establishing a leading position in the regional IT outsourcing industry.

About Injazat Data Systems LLC:
Established in the 1st Quarter of 2005, Injazat Data Systems is an Information Technology and Business Services company that offers a wide range of outsourcing services. It is focused on providing IT outsourcing services to the oil & gas, utilities, financial services, government, transportation, telecom and healthcare sectors. Injazat is a joint venture of Mubadala Development Company and Electronic Data Systems (EDS).

Injazat aims to become the premier information technology and business process outsourcing services provider in the region. Growth is driven through Mubadala’s knowledge of the Middle East business environment plus the delivery capabilities of EDS – creating a local company with the experience of a global player.

EDS provides a broad portfolio of business and technology solutions to help its clients worldwide improve their business performance. EDS’ core portfolio comprises Information Technology, applications and business process services, as well as Information Technology transformation services. EDS supports the world's leading companies and governments in 60 countries.

About Mubadala Development Company:
Mubadala Development is a Public Joint Stock company, established and wholly owned by the Government of the Emirate Abu Dhabi.  Its mission is to invest in commercially-viable, strategic, industrial and commercial partnerships.

The company manages a diversified portfolio of local, regional, and international investments.  International investments include the Dutch fleet management giant LeasePlan Corporation (25% stake), and a stake in nine oil exploration blocks in Libya.  Stakes are also held in the Italian luxury car manufacturer Ferrari (5%), Piaggio Aero Industries (35%), and Spyker (17%).

In the United Arab Emirates and wider Gulf region, Mubadala Development has invested in, and developed, a number of leading projects including the first GCC cross-border natural gas project, Dolphin Energy (51% majority stake), Aldar Properties, National Central Cooling Company, Abu Dhabi Ship Building, Imperial College London Diabetes Center in Abu Dhabi, Injazat Data Systems, and the Mukhaizna Oil Field developments in Oman.

Mubadala Development signed a joint development agreement with Dubai Aluminium Company (Dubal) to develop, construct, own and operate a USD 6-billion world-class green-field aluminium smelter complex with 1.2-million tone capacity a year at, the Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone in Abu Dhabi.

Mubadala Development is also leading the development of the UAE University’s new campus in Al Ain City through a public-private partnership initiative.

Mubadala Development also prides itself on the creation of numerous strategic alliances and associated projects.  Current alliance partners include Dubai Aluminium Company (DUBAL), Rolls-Royce, and Shell.
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