Having some of the highest internet and mobile users penetration, coupled with the resolution of the GCC governments for driving e-services strategies, the six GCC countries are fast-moving towards achieving their e-gov vision.
With a new wave of LINK Development m-solutions to be unveiled by the company and its government customers next week at Gitex, considered the foremost Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) event in the Middle East region, the company is poised to bring more public and private entities online with the new vision of m-government.
"Governments in the GCC and in other parts of the region have realized early on the vital importance of providing their services to citizens and businesses electronically. This early implementation of e-services by the GCC, first launched in Dubai in 2000 with the e-government initiative by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, UAE Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has now been followed by another swift adoption of mobile government services in response to His Highness's call for offering local and international customers of the UAE government entities quick and easy access to a comprehensive range of government services," said Amin Azab, Managing Director of LINK Development, a subsidiary of OTVentures, a pioneering digital and technology solutions provider for both online and mobile platforms.
Azab, explained: "The challenge is that each government entity has reached a different level of sophistication on the e-gov adoption curve. These range from the most advanced government departments that offer comprehensive, cutting-edge e-services that only need to be expanded to mobile, to those which offer a portion of their government services electronically, and finally some which have not start providing e-services yet. Also, systems integration and legacy issues come into play when a government department embarks on a plan to offer end-to-end e-services and m-services."
The LINK Development products and solutions line-up are already enabling e-governments to move to the next wave of mobility in their citizen services, thus enhancing their reach, efficiency and productivity. "The core of e-gov is the ability of government entities to benefit from ICT in developing their citizens' services and to offer these services through a variety of innovative channels that can cater to the individual needs and expectations of the various categories of citizens," said Tarek El Araby, LINK Development GCC Commercial Director. The new LINK Development mobile government products and solutions are designed to give users of government services the functionality of accessing most of these services not only electronically, but also while on the move.
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About LINK Development
LINK Development is a leading technology solution provider that was founded in 1996, and is a subsidiary of OTVentures, a pioneering digital and technology solutions provider for both online and mobile platforms. Headquartered in Egypt with offices in UAE, KSA, Qatar, LINK Development's reach expands throughout the Middle East providing a wide range of solutions including E-services Automation, E-commerce, Enterprise Integration, Customer Relationship Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Mobility and Infrastructure. Being a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, the highest level of partner certification from Microsoft, the company has positioned itself at the forefront of the industry in the region. LINK Development also acquired both ISO 9001:2000 certified and CMMI level 3 accreditation.
LINK Development's client portfolio includes Fortune 500 companies in the region in addition to leading governments, as well as regional and multinational businesses across industries like Banking, Healthcare, Education, Telecom, Real Estate and others.Visit: www.linkdev.com
OTVentures creates a powerful customer experience through its online and mobile solutions portfolio. OTVentures empowers brands, governments, and consumers through a diverse blend of digital solutions spanning social marketing, content services, mobile Value Added Services (VAS), solution development, and hosting services. Through our innovative digital products we touch the lives of more than 50% of MENA internet users, and 72% of MENA mobile subscribers every day. With exclusive partnerships with the most prominent global players (Twitter,msn, Facebook, and more than 100 content providers), we provide exposure and reach that creates strong, lasting impacts for our clients. OTVentures has over 14+ offices covering all markets across the Middle East and North Africa in addition to Canada, Italy, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, as well as remote operations in USA.
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