Dubai Government Entities To Align ICT Strategies

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Dubai Crown Prince has issued a resolution to align the ICT strategies of government entities to drive digital transformation and mitigate risks.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai issued the executive resolution to ensure optimal use of existing infrastructure, data and services. It also aims to develop procedures that will ensure ICT compatibility and integration at the government level.

According to the Resolution, Digital Dubai Authority (DDA) in collaboration with relevant government entities, will develop policies across all areas concerned with achieving the government’s plans for digital transformation, including the ICT annual budget of government entities; shared digital services of government entities; data centres and the Government of Dubai’s cloud services, among other areas.

The city has worked to become a smart city, delivering more government services through apps, installing Internet of Things technology across various sectors, and increasingly integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning into the city and its services.

The UAE, including Dubai, have invested heavily in digital transformation. In 2021, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce went fully virtual, saving the entity $2.9 million, money that had previously been spent on paper.