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Itqan boosts government network

The largest government body in Abu Dhabi has upgraded its network infrastructure through systems integrator Itqan.

The largest government body in Abu Dhabi has upgraded its network infrastructure through systems integrator Itqan. The department of Municipalities and Agriculture has boosted its system to handle increased workload and build a network platform capable of an enterprise scale directory architecture. This increases the scalability, security and manageability of its IT infrastructure.

The upgrade to a Windows Server 2003 operating system, Active Directory network management software and Exchange Server 2003 will be able to cope with a higher workload while helping streamline the department’s administration and making a clearer, more communicative environment for employees. The new system will also provide the municipality with a greater control at a lower cost through having a more manageable network.

“Our IT department spent too much time supporting and administering the existing infrastructure. What was needed was a centralised solution that could provide a flexible, easy to administer environment that maintained high levels of data security while allowing flexible collaboration,” said Abdulelah Al Junaibi, IT manager at the Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Agriculture.

This initial phase of the Windows Server 2003 rollout covers only the head office infrastructure. The municipality is forming a central architecture team to work on the strategic direction of the system, but Itqan is working very closely with the department to ensure the smooth deployment of the rest of the solution.

Itqan is a gold partner for Microsoft-based enterprise solutions. It has head offices in the UAE where it employs over 100 staff, and works through channel partners across the gulf.

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