85% of Bahrain’s data transferred to AWS in 2022: iGA

85% of Bahrain’s data transferred to AWS in 2022: iGA

About 85% of authorities data in Bahrain has been transferred to the Amazon Internet Providers (AWS) platform, and the replace of backup system has been accomplished in 2022.

As well as, the load distribution system has been upgraded to elevate the provision of techniques, enhance the efficiency and stability of purposes, and finishing the Microsoft cloud surroundings, mentioned the Info & eGovernment Authority (iGA) Chief Government, Mohammed Al-Qaed.

In relation to the IT Governance, Al-Qaed careworn that iGA reviewed round 3,714 authorities requests, by way of the Nationwide Committee for ICT Governance, with a completion price of 3.7 days per request in 2022.

Requirements up to date

The Committee has additionally up to date the requirements for buying computer systems, put together and overview the federal government data backup coverage, in addition was in a position to scale back the associated fee of IT initiatives by 24% by way of Authorities IT buy optimisation.

The operations and Governance sector has additionally ready and reviewed plans to activate and implement digital insurance policies, and signed Three agreements with Batelco, Amazon and Cisco, in addition to launching 7 initiatives to develop IT insurance policies and requirements, finishing the overview of 103 initiatives and passing purchases price BD22 million ($59 million) to greater than 50 authorities entities through the course of final 12 months.

As for the only sign-on system (ekey), iGA CE indicated that Operation and Governance group managed to elevate the capability of ekey system, and enhance ekey customers to greater than 644,000, pointing that the quantity of authentications verified by way of eKey reached to 18 million throughout 2022.

That is in addition to bettering the system’s interface and including encrypted private identification quantity in eKey notifications despatched to the customers. eKey system been linked it with the SIEM system to reinforce its safety ranges and reply shortly to any potential dangers proactively, in addition to enhancing confidentiality and data privateness options of eKey customers.

eKey system

Al Qaed additionally highlighted the achievement of linking eKey system with the self-service platforms (eKiosk), which enabled residents and residents to improve their ekey account from primary to superior degree simply and time-conveniently by way of the eKiosk.

As for the Authorities Programs monitoring Enterprise Continuity, the CE confirmed that the Operation & Governance sector has been in a position through the 12 months 2022 to present greater than (80) monitoring techniques, and greater than (650) enhanced units for monitoring authorities community across the clock, and greater than (2263) technical points been addressed and resolved, with the development of the efficiency of monitoring techniques by 25%.

As well as, Al Qaed highlighted the completion of the Restoration Centre Room tools, including Sijilat system to the monitoring system, and finishing the improve of the federal government techniques internet hosting room at iGA, in addition to offering help to greater than 55 authorities entities.

Operations and Governance

Al Qaed additionally famous the achievements of the Operations and Governance Sector in relation to enhancing the connectivity to the Authorities Data Community (GDN). Greater than 300 web sites been related to the federal government community, elevating the pace of the Web, and finishing the replace of the area (. gov.bh) system framework in addition to linking authorities data facilities with Cisco expertise to enhance the pace of internet hosting techniques. That is in addition to the GCC community by linking UAE and Kuwait system by way of Zajel community.

Al Qaed famous that the achievements had been in line with authorities instructions and aspirations to obtain the nationwide objectives and methods, in addition, Operations and Governance achievements have contributed to the event and enchancment of Authorities providers high quality and its outputs, aiming ultimately in direction of bettering the standard of life for residents and residents.

iGA CE concluded by referring to the sector’s achievements in the Geospatial database (GIS), with the participation of 75 authorities entities, and demonstrated by producing greater than 260 geospatial maps and hyperlink greater than 48 authorities techniques to the geospatial database in 2022. GIS group additionally labored on getting ready all soil maps in the Kingdom of Bahrain and processing all maps of governorates, roads and streets in cooperation with the Actual Property Regulatory Company (RERA), declaring that the iGA just lately launched the Agricultural Atlas Undertaking through the Bahrain Worldwide Backyard Present in March 2023.

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