Awareness & SMS Campaigns During (Earth Hour) At Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre
The Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre (ADSIC) has recently announced participation in EARTH HOUR for the second straight year, under instructions by H.E. Rashid Lahej Al Mansoori, Director General of ADSIC, giving a hand to revive such a symbolic initiative calling for conservation of our own resources through rationalization; thereby leading to creation of a healthy environment providing sustainable development, in consistence with the enlightened vision of the local government and the plan of Abu Dhabi 2030.
Al Mansoori said "Our participation this year follows the awards ADSIC received of ISO 9001:2008 (QM) as well as ISO 14001:2004 (EMS), in addition to OHSAS 18001:2007. Not to mention that we do also apply Abu Dhabi's own EHSMS set by the Abu Dhabi Environment, Health and Safety Center, who confirmed that ADSIC’s management system is found to be compliant with AD Environment, Health, Safety Systems, and that the QHSE Management System adopted by ADSIC meets all the minimum requirements of the Abu Dhabi Emirate EHSMS.”
He added "As well, the center has adopted the green technology concept so as to fulfill environmental sustainability within IT sector, as well as within all the crucial industrial and economical sectors. The center already prepared the basic standards for 2010 environment-friendly green IT. We are now stepping into last phases in preparation of a (green IT strategy), a main initiative by Abu Dhabi e-Government meant to build a highly efficient government that provides world performance services, utilizes knowledge economy concepts, and deploys both science & technology to serve the community", he added.
ABOUT ABU DHABI SYSTEMS & INFORMATION CENTRE:
In late 2005, the Abu Dhabi Government—under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council—began work on a far-reaching service transformation programme that transcends all Government departments, authorities, and administrations. This programme strives to make the Abu Dhabi Government more effective and efficient in delivering modern services to its diverse customer base along a multitude of delivery channels. It is empowered by optimal information technology (IT) solutions and fulfilled by a highly skilled work force—and in today’s e-transformation terms, has the key objective of establishing a modern, efficient, and constituent-centric e-Government to match the best in the world.
To develop, drive, and support the various initiatives within the Abu Dhabi Government service transformation programme, the Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre (ADSIC) was created as a Committee in October 2005 by Executive Council Decree No. 33, and established as a Centre in December 2008 by Law No. 18. The Centre is considered as the governmental party that owns the IT agenda of the Emirate, and has the authority to practice the following competences:
- Supervise the implementation of the e-Government programme in Abu Dhabi Government entities (ADGEs).
- Sponsor initiatives and mature assets and competencies that it deems of critical importance for the e-Government project.
- Propose policies and technology standards for government and relevant entities to achieve a comprehensive quality in reaching the highest levels of efficiency, confidentiality, and safety in the e-Government project.
- Issue rules and guidelines regarding the implementation of IT policies and the technical specifications, and communicate them to all the Government entities.
- Submit the guidelines to the Council regarding the IT sector and the e-Government.
Building on the strategic vision for a service-oriented government in Abu Dhabi, ADSIC developed a government-wide service improvement and e-Government Strategy together with an implementation Masterplan. This was accomplished through a six-step development framework that functionally analyzed gaps between the current state of ADGEs’ service delivery and the service-oriented target state; proposed initiatives to correspond with action areas needed to reach the target state; and documented an implementation plan that included financial and human resources requirements.