HP signs MoU with Jordan's ICT Ministry

The Jordanian Ministry of ICT has signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MoU) with HP Jordan to develop common programmes and share expertise and practices to offer state-of-the art integrated technologies for government departments. The MoU is in addition to supporting professional IT education and assist the Ministry in fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in that country.

The MoU which was signed by Eng. Atef Al Tal, Minister of ICT and Eyad Shihabi, MD and Enterprise Business Lead at HP Middle East will see HP share its expertise with MoICT as it relates to becoming an Instant-On Enterprise, an organisation that embeds technology into everything it does in order to better address the growing needs of organisations and citizens.

The joint collaboration will also explore the potential development of new areas in technology to benefit the education, government and private sectors and create jobs and business opportunities for SMEs and entrepreneurs in Jordan.

“We are glad to deepen the relationship with HP further on the heels of the remarkable success of their operations in Jordan. We look forward to an even stronger and mutually beneficial partnership that will contribute to the growth and development of the local ICT sector and the Jordanian economy inspired by the guidance and vision of His Majesty King Abdullah II,” said, Eng. Atef Al Tal, Minister of ICT, Jordan.

Eyad Shihabi, MD and Enterprise Business Lead, HP Middle East, adds that “HP is honoured to have been chosen by Jordan’s Ministry of ICT as a strategic partner for technology innovations. This is the second MoU we have signed with the government since opening our fully owned subsidiary here last year after the successful implementation of the first agreement. This is a testament of HP’s commitment to the development of Jordan’s ICT sector and to empower its citizens.”

HP launched its fully-owned subsidiary in Jordan in January 2010 and has since made significant progress and contribution through its social investment programmes. As part of an agreement signed with the Government of Jordan, HP has created a regional Competency Centre that has hired university graduates over a period of one year to provide technology services to the wider Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa (MEMA) region.