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Lagos to drive mega city ambition using technology, Fashola says




Lagos. July 9, 2013: Lagos State is committed towards transforming the state into a 21st century mega city, Governor Babatunde Fashola has said underscoring that automation of government processes was a key priority in the ongoing event

Fashola said this during a two-day executive briefing session on technology organised by ATB Techsoft Solutions Ltd in collaboration with Microsoft.

The conference that held recently at the Microsoft Technology Centre in Dubai included key members of the executive cabinet including members of the executive including Commissioners for Education and Health, Director of Financial Software and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, among others.

Speaking on several e-governance solutions for mega cities, Ammar Al-Attiyat of Microsoft said these solutions can be used to create a ‘paperless office’ and automate information flow which will invariably reduce manual processes.

Al-Attiyat also shared security solutions that can monitor physical security in the state and how the citizens can benefit from online service portals that connect different ministries.

Head, Sales and Business Development for ATB Techsoft, Abideen Yusuf showed practical instances of how Microsoft technologies can improve service delivery in the education and health sectors using Windows 8 Apps and cloud solutions through Office 365.

He said cloud computing will create a cost effective and efficient environment conducive for innovation in teaching and learning. These solutions will also enable seamless healthcare administration with faster access to patient records.

ATB Techsoft Solutions Limited is a dynamic IT solutions delivery company that undertakes and provides various IT as well as advisory services, offering specialised, client-specific services to government ministries, departments and agencies as well as educational institutions, banks and manufacturing companies.


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