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Jun 22, 2017

Windows on the World: Microsoft to Assist G.O.B. with Going Digital

A long-term relationship between the Government of Belize and Microsoft Service has been struck, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding earlier today.  The partnership with the leading technology behemoth aims to assist in meeting government’s National Digital Transformation Goals.  Microsoft will help the Central Information and Technology Office, CITO, to develop and deliver on the aforementioned objectives, with a view to realizing the benefits of e-governance.

 

Dean Barrow

Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“Our seriousness of purpose, this charge that we are now leading will greatly increase the ease of doing business in Belize.  As part and parcel of the new remit, the plans to switch to digital technology should also visibly assist in the combating of corruption by minimizing the human agency and personality elements in the interaction between citizen and public officer.  To help us achieve our goal, government is entering into this long-term relationship with Microsoft LLC, the number one, global software provider.  Perhaps I should better say that government is entering into a longer-term relationship with Microsoft because, as you have heard, the fact is we have been a customer of theirs going on almost ten years now.  In any case, the specifics of all that Microsoft will now do in partnering with our CITO are quite wide-ranging.  They include, but not limited to training in very many areas, including cyber security, development of an effective cloud strategy and policy and deploying a solution that will provide a single platform for a connected and cohesive government.”

 

Signing of behalf of G.O.B. was PM Barrow and for Microsoft, Mr. Angelo Chirico, General Manager of Microsoft Service for Latin America.

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1 Response for “Windows on the World: Microsoft to Assist G.O.B. with Going Digital”

  1. carlos says:

    Good move.

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