Muscat: The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology (MTCIT) announced the accreditation of two new companies: Oman Data Park and Data2Cloud, within the accreditation programme for IT service providers.
The ministry has accredited those two service providers for delivering Cloud and Hosting Services, and more service providers are in the accreditation pipeline will be added to the list soon.
The programme is targeting all IT service providers who are wishing to serve the Government Administrative Units, including critical national infrastructure companies and government-owned companies.
The accreditation programme is a comprehensive programme established by MTCIT to assist in boosting the national economy. It aims to standardize and enhance the quality of delivered IT services in the Sultanate and to provide job opportunities for Omani startups.
National standards with technical and administrative baseline requirements have to be fulfilled by IT service providers to be accredited, consequently, that will reflect in elevating the quality of the services delivered in the market, increase the local competition and build the required competencies that meet not only the national demand but also will enable national companies to compete at international levels. Additionally, this will build more trust to invest in local companies.
The programme was launched at the end of last year and is implemented through several planned phases, at which each phase will cover an additional number of IT services. The first phase of the program focuses on service providers who are delivering security assessment and cloud and hosting services.