The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC), in partnership with Microsoft, hosted yesterday a virtual event to celebrate the first anniversary of cloud transformation milestones, which comes under the umbrella of their strategic partnership to establish Microsoft cloud regions in Qatar and create a national platform of cloud computing services for Qatar and the world.
In his keynote speech during the event, HE Mr. Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, the Minister of Transport and Communications, said: "The State of Qatar led by its wise leadership is looking forward to leadership in all fields thanks to being richly endowed by God with material and human resources that qualify it to the level of advanced countries. We have been determined to invest in cloud computing in order for Qatar to become a regional hub for information and communications technology (ICT) and a destination for international investors in the field. Slightly more than a year ago, we concluded a strategic partnership with Microsoft to establish a regional center in Qatar for the well-known Microsoft Azure Cloud."
HE the Minister added: "Having such datacenters in the State of Qatar encourages the local companies to benefit from this investment and to begin introducing new services and jobs that can support the market and boost the technological production in the State, and thus increasing the GDP through this sector, and achieving the country's vision for building a knowledge-based economy."
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