Computer Associates and Dubai IT Academy sign agreement

DUBAI - Computer Associates Middle East and Dubai IT Academy, the administrative centre of the Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum IT Education Project, have signed a long-term agreement to co-operate in terms of technology.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 27 Apr 2003, 2:18 AM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 7:45 PM

Under the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two parties, CA-ME will provide a comprehensive framework to manage the information assets of the Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum IT Education Project, an organisation providing IT education to the local community in the United Arab Emirates.

Under the agreement, CA-ME will supply the Academy's state-of-the-art IT classrooms in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with software and services that will provide tight controls on security, reliability and efficiency and allow easy access to information. Jamal Khalfan Al Howairib, director-general of the IT Education Project, said that as the UAE's economy is increasingly knowledge-driven, General Shaikh Mohammed is dedicated to ensuring that the nation's young people are educated in preparation for the future as they will play a large role in determining whether the UAE is a world player. He said: "We are delighted that CA-ME will assist us by providing world-class solutions.

We anticipate expanding our cooperation with CA-ME into other areas, such as jointly providing training and education to students in the latest security, storage, and wireless technologies." Dubai IT Academy will leverage CA's Unicenter Network and Systems Management to centrally monitor its network infrastructure and servers, including 1800 desktops and over 100 servers at its 80 campus locations.

This centralised approach makes it possible for the Academy's skilled systems experts to pro-actively maintain and troubleshoot its critical systems without having to travel to individual campuses, thereby improving productivity, accelerating remedial actions and minimising outages. The Academy will also use CA's award-winning BrightStor Backup and Storage Management solutions to help ensure the availability of various applications used daily by faculty, staff and students.

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