RAK govt, Cisco ink deal to boost key sectors
The undertaking is a reflection of the emirate's commitment to continuous enhancement of its services to all its residents.
The Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah and Cisco Systems recently signed a memorandum of enderstanding that establishes a working relationship in the areas of education, commerce, healthcare and e-government.
The undertaking is a reflection of the emirate's commitment to continuous enhancement of its services to all its residents, according to the Ras Al Khaimah media office.
The signing ceremony was attended by His Highness Shaikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, and John Chambers, executive chairman of Cisco Systems.
Rabih Dabboussi, managing director and general manager of Cisco UAE, said: "Cisco is honoured to be chosen by the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah to partner with the RAK government on its digital strategy in key sectors through innovative technologies that will enhance citizen services and quality of life."
The Ras Al Khaimah government has confirmed that the RAK Datacentre, or RAKDC, will serve as the anchor project upon which the relationship will be further developed. The overall objective is to provide better services to both the government and private sectors in the emirate.
The RAKDC is anticipated to be the first Uptime Institute Tier III-certified facility in the Northern Emirates when it becomes operational in 2016. - Wam
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