Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Injazat Data Systems sign an IT-managed services contract

Published September 13th, 2006 - 12:25 GMT

Abu Dhabi’s new Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) recently signed a long-term 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 centre’s IT strategy and infrastructure.

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 a new 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 be responsible for IT infrastructure management, roll out and ongoing support of ICLDC’s IT systems and infrastructure. Injazat has also implemented an Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution for the Centre, to manage its finance, HR, payroll and procurement operations.

Injazat has deployed an innovative thin client, terminal-based solution and has also built an interface between the ERP platform and the centre’s management system. The state-of-the-art facility aims to become the region’s leading medical centre providing the highest level of specialised patient care from first diagnosis to the management of all complications associated with diabetes.

Dr. Maha Taysir Barakat, Medical Director of ICLDC said: “We are glad to entrust the responsibility of provision and maintenance of our IT infrastructure to Injazat. This agreement allows us to benefit from the latest world-class, cost-effective technology applied with best practices, and facilitates our provision of prompt and efficient medical and treatment services to our patients."

Ibrahim Lari, Injazat Data Systems’ CEO said: “Managing healthcare in today’s world is becoming increasingly complex as providers struggle to contain costs and improve the quality of care for patients. Injazat is happy to make available its industry and process experts, superior infrastructure and technology services to the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre.”

“Injazat’s holistic approach helps organisations to overcome the start-up challenge by ensuring collaboration at all levels and by integrating processes across the spectrum of healthcare functions. Injazat’s services combine the latest in innovative technologies with worldwide best practices delivered by a team of dedicated professionals and will allow the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre to streamline its operations, achieve greater economies of scale and gain a competitive advantage,” he added.

In its first year of operation, Injazat Data Systems has signed contracts worth more than AED 700 million and has grown into a 300-strong team of professionals--of whom more than 40 per cent are UAE Nationals--providing high quality IT-managed services to a growing number of organisations in the private and public sectors.

About Imperial College London Diabetes Centre:
The Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, wholly-owned by Mubadala Development Company, is a new state-of-the-art facility for diabetes treatment, research, training and public health near Zayed Military Hospital in Abu Dhabi. This Mubadala initiative is in partnership with the UK’s Imperial College London, formalised through an agreement in 2004 for mutual cooperation in the fields of education, healthcare, research & development and industrial development. The Centre will offer the highest level of specialised patient care from first diagnosis to the management of all complications associated with diabetes.

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 Aluminum 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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