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Microsoft Academy lends a hand to Brunei’s ICT initiative

AvantiKumar | June 7, 2011
Local IT skills development is also part of the agenda: Microsoft

He added that the Microsoft Academy is a framework for structured mentorship and training, with two main programmes. "Firstly, The Microsoft Academy for Government will provide a year-long intensive training for selected EGNC employees, to work at Microsoft and assist with managing and operating EGNC's Microsoft technology infrastructure under the guidance of Microsoft staff.

"Secondly, the Academy for Partners that will be introduced at a later stage will provide the same training curriculum at Microsoft to selected IT staff from key partner organisations, where they will work on project deliveries within Brunei."

"Our goal is to deliver services to our citizens in an efficient manner and Microsoft's partnership has enabled us to accelerate the implementation of e-government services," said the Prime Minister's officer, deputy permanent secretary (IT and e-government), Yang Mulia Awang Haji Azhar bin Haji Ahmad.

"We are delighted to be able to grow our presence in Brunei, while delivering customised solutions and services to support the government's ICT vision for Brunei," said Microsoft Brunei country manager Azizah Ali. "We look forward to working closely with our partners in the public and private sector to tap the potential of ICT, and ultimately benefiting the workforce and local ICT economy,"



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