Microsoft Morocco launches the first edition of the National Cloud Summit and promotes national cloud for government and public administration to reduce costs and increase agility
The benefits of Cloud for the national public sector are numerous, especially in terms of cost reduction and flexibility.Microsoft has recognized experience in this field.
Rabat, Morocco: Morocco Microsoft gave Thursday, December 12, 2013 the start of the first edition of National Cloud Summit.
Held at the Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses, the event brought together policy makers from business and politics around a series of lectures on the benefits of Cloud in national government departments and governments in Morocco. National Cloud Summit in particular saw the participation of key decision makers at the government level, including Latifa Echihabi, Secretary General of the Ministry Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy and Boubker Badr, Director of the Digital Economy. recent years, cloud adoption in government is experiencing explosive growth that goes along with reforms and supported transformations that public and private services worldwide. Just for the public sector, spending on cloud services globally will rise from $ 22 billion in 2010 to nearly $ 73 billion in 2015, representing a compound annual growth rate of 27.6% 1.
These significant investments are direct responses to the consequences of the financial crisis.
Because it helps reduce costs, create new innovations and increase the flexibility and agility, Cloud supports the efforts of governments and administrations who want to share their IT assets, save money and be more responsive to the needs and expectations of citizens.
About the importance of a strategy for Cloud National Samir Benmakhlouf, CEO of Microsoft Morocco, said: “Local government and Moroccan communities now live in a context of strong fiscal pressure and must at the same time provide more services and interactivity to users.
But how to do more with less?Building on our experience abroad, we are convinced that the answer to this question involves the establishment of a modern National Strategy Cloud.
It must be combined in an integrated manner Moroccan government Cloud to host certain data and applications directly on the territory through the establishment of data centers with international standards, and international public cloud offering of tes large capacity at very low cost , which allows to answer the specific needs that are not sensitive from the point of view of national security. These public clouds can also serve neighboring countries in Africa. “
“In Europe, Microsoft extends its annual IT hosting capabilities on the continent.
Nothing in Ireland, we have to invest € 170 million in an extension of our datacenter. That’s more than 15,700 m2 of additional accommodation to be opened in spring 2014 surface or a total accommodation capacity of 54 255 m2.
Such investments can be explained by the increase in demand in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for our public cloud services such as Office 365 and Windows Azure.
In addition, we support a number of governments and private partners in the implementation of national Clouds bringing our experience and the solutions we use to build our own and géreer Clouds, “said Ruediger Dorn, Director of Cloud Computing for Microsoft Region Europe Middle East and Africa.
Because they are pooling and streamline information, cloud services such as Office 365, Windows Azure, or Dynamic CRM (Customer Relationship Management) Online reduce operating costs, reduce the ecological footprint and provide applications that increase productivity. The National Cloud Summit will make a unique opportunity to deepen financial and economic benefits of cloud computing and its positive impact on the functioning of public administration. The meeting will also provide an exchange about all aspects of regulation, public policy, security and data protection window.