Monre collaborates with Microsoft to enhance IT potential

On March 1, the Department of Information Technology under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and US tech giant Microsoft Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote collaboration, particularly in the information technology development.

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The MoU main target is to improve the management efficiency and exploitation of the MONRE’s IT systems, which is oriented according to its five-year plan of IT application in 2016-2020 period.

According to the MoU, the two parties will cooperate to implement focal areas including: transfer and update IT trends, develop IT human resources for the MONRE; collaborate in consulting e-government architecture in environment sector and national database architecture for natural resources and environment; and standardise optimal IT systems in order to improve management, operation efficiency and ensure information security. 

These aim to prevent from data loss, proactively detecting and fighting against various types of attack into IT systems of the natural resources and environment sector. 

Cooperative areas also cover: orient cloud-based platform and infrastructure development for certain services; and support the deployment of new technologies application, particularly in online public services that the MONRE implements to serve people and businesses in association with the government and MONRE’s overall administrative reform programme.

“With the mission to seamlessly support global governments and citizens to do more, Microsoft has endeavoured to build optimal products, infrastructure and smart cloud platforms to create more diversified personal computing experiences,” said Stefan Sjoestroem, vice president for the Public Sector at Microsoft Asia. 

“Microsoft is very proud of our great journey in supporting the government, local governments and businesses to develop IT capabilities in more than two decades of operation in Vietnam market and does believe that when accompanying with MONRE, the two parties will accelerate strength and potential, leverage the power of IT to deliver products and services that can better support citizens through the administrative reform.”

“We highly appreciate the strategic cooperation relation, and believe that Microsoft's optimal technology solutions as well as its global experiences will help MONRE to create a breakthrough in administrative reform, best serve the people and businesses, achieve the objectives of our overall administrative reform programme,” said Nguyen Linh Ngoc, Deputy Minister of MONRE.

According to director of Public Sector at Microsoft Vietnam Nguyen Ba Quynh, the success of digital transformation requires the deployment of cloud platform to have security standard and strict privacy. 

“Microsoft has become partner of such governments as Spain, the UK, Singapore, especially Estonia with the whole government data located in Microsoft data center. Our modern solutions and big data platform will therefore assist MONRE in utilising flexible cloud services, empowering staff and enhancing capacity of the public sector,” Quynh said.

Under the framework of the MoU, cooperative agreements relating to other fields i.e. training development are also established aiming to visionary solutions, assessing the current state of MONRE infrastructure in order to offer extensive reform recommendations and improve citizen services in the fastest way.


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