STC represented by its Enterprise Unit, has signed an agreement with Oracle to provide new services to government and private sectors in the field of cloud computing, which will enable data storage at the highest levels of information security within the Kingdom through a private cloud between the two companies. Nasser Al Nasser, STC chief operating officer and Abdulrahman Al Dhahiban, senior vice president, Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Central Asia, Oracle signed the agreement.
"This agreement is a unique and non-traditional partnership. It is counted to be a move for both the companies and the IT sector in the Kingdom as well," said STC Enterprise SVP, Dr. Tariq Enaya.
Dr. Enaya added: "It is important to achieve the Kingdom and private sector's goal of digital transformation, in line with the objectives of the 2030 vision, which focused on the transformation of global technologies, data, and broadband expansion. It encourages also rapid localisation to the world's best standards for facilitating people's lives and providing their services automatically and easily, focused on maintaining data in cloud computing systems reliably and with modern capabilities provide different sectors with an internal option similar to the best global experiences in this regard”.
Al-Dhahiban stressed the importance of the largest partnership in the field of cloud computing with the Saudi Telecom Group, noting the two companies goal is to enrich the field of information technology in the Kingdom with high security and reliability, and will provide through national capabilities, the best global experiences in the area of data storage systems and programs according to the mechanisms adopted globally.
Talal Albakr, STC Solutions VP, presented cloud computing solutions to the attendance of IT officials from government and private sector. He discussed the company's plan to expand cloud computing by 2020 through two data centres in Riyadh and Jeddah.