- Powerful tools for government employees to work together in one digital hub – bringing conversations, content, assignments, and apps together
- Microsoft Teams creates a secured and modern workplace for public sector workforce to work remotely
29 March 2020; Doha, Qatar – The Qatar Government has announced its partnership with Microsoft to implement modern workplace solutions such as Microsoft Teams to enhance productivity by empowering its workforce to work remotely. The move will foster communication and collaboration amongst government entities to ensure uninterrupted delivery of services to businesses and citizens.
The swift enablement of government employees to work remotely stems from the Qatar National Vision and readiness of the government as it began its digital transformation journey 3 years ago through a partnership between the Ministry of Transport and Communications and Microsoft on modernizing the government workplace. Through a transformation program “Secure Government Modern Workplace” the effort enabled thousands of government employees with tools such as Microsoft 365 Security and Productivity solutions.
“The Qatar National Vision 2030 defines our strategy to pursue economic, social, environmental and human development while ensuring the wellbeing of our workforce, citizens and residents”, said Mashael Ali Al-Hammadi, Acting Assistant Undersecretary of Information Technology Affairs, Ministry of Transport and Communications. “Digital Transformation has been the cornerstone of this journey, which drives our passion to bring the best of technology in place to achieve our goals.”
“Platforms such as Microsoft Teams are an ideal tool for us to bring our people and processes together and help us ensure continuity in communication and workflow amongst our workforce in a secured environment. And this is evident, in light of the recent decision to reduce the number of employees present at government workplaces to 20%. The precautionary measures are taken to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and ensure the health and safety of citizens and residents in the country.” She added.
Microsoft Teams is a collaboration productivity tool that empowers workforces to chat, meet, call, and collaborate – all in one place. While governments and organizations across the globe are moving to remote work, Teams delivers an approach to foster a new culture of working together.
“Microsoft’s commitment to our customers is grounded in our mission to empower them in achieving more” Said Lana Khalaf, Country Manager, Microsoft Qatar. “Our collaboration with the government of Qatar speaks to this mission as we continue our efforts to enable them with solutions to collaborate from anywhere. We look forward to supporting them as they take a leap forward in their digital transformation journey by enabling the workforce to stay connected remotely and reinvent the modern workplace.”