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Kuwait, Bahrain sign cloud computing MoU

MANAMA, Oct 5 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) and Bahrain's Information and eGovernment Authority (IGA) signed Friday a Memorandum of Understanding within the remote server practice of cloud computing.
CITRA's Chairman and CEO Eng. Salem Muthib Al-Othainah said in a press statement that the authority was keen on bolstering cooperation with Bahrain in cloud computing, affirming that the agreement would boost efforts to protect data and information online.
The MoU is part of the Kuwait 2035 vision, said Al-Othainah, adding that Kuwait was eager to be involved in GCC countries' development plans.
On his part, IGA CEO Mohammad Al-Qaed commended Kuwait on its keenness to bolster cooperation with Bahrain within the IT domain, stressing that the MoU was part of an ongoing cooperation between the two sides.
He hoped that Kuwait and Bahrain would continue to IT coordination in the future to benefit both countries' plans for development and progression.
In its 2017 plans, the government in Bahrain had set its eye on becoming a part of the global cloud-computing scene, becoming the first Arab nation to adopt this branch of computing.
Cloud computing is a practice that uses remote reserves to store data and information in an effort to protect them against harm and digital crime. (end) hmd.gta