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SIL&Oracle push to enhance technology powering government cloud; unveil CIMONS

SIL&Oracle push to enhance technology powering government cloud; unveil CIMONS

SIL, together with partner Oracle,is aiming at enhancing cloud technology in government bodies in Mauritius through a workshop organised to bolster knowledge levels of government officers and to demonstrate the utility of CIMONS as a tool to achieve better computing services.(Image: Company)

Mauritius’State Informatics Ltd (SIL), in partnership with Oracle, organised a one-day Technical Workshop for departments of the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation (MTCI) on 19 May 2015 at the Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa, on the theme “Moving towards a Government Cloud.”

This one-day workshop provided MTCIofficers an insight into the trends and innovative tools used in other countries. Also, at the workshop, the participants discussed the possible way forward to provide enhanced computing services to the government and citizens of Mauritius.

A presentation was made on the latest trends and Cloud computing tools that are used internationally.Here, the discussion hovered around the perspective that the Cloud offers, particularly focusing on the benefits that the Cloud computing services of Oracle bring about in terms of improving systems, computing and customer-related services.

Johannes Van Zyl and Alaa Fahmy, two senior resource persons from Oracle, were the two experts who led the working session. They evoked the main challenges that are confronted by organisations in managing their computer systems, and the measures taken to optimise their systems, in particular with the use of Cloud technology.

These experts helped participantsidentify gaps in the current structure of computer systems and to pinpoint loopholes that require potential improvements based on Cloud.

Kemraz Mohee, managing director of SIL, highlighted: “SIL wanted to provide a platform to the workshop participants so that they are aware of the latest technology trends that can meet their needs. It provided an opportunity to review global innovations, technologies and best practices, that are essential today for the continuous development of companies and governments. Through this technical workshop which benefited from the contribution by global tech giant Oracle, SIL will continue to participate in the evolution, development and innovation of the ICT sector in Mauritius.”

Accordingly, SIL unveiled CIMONS (Comprehensive Infrastructure Monitoring Service), a new state-of-the-art IT solution intended for companies and government agencies, in the presence  of Minster of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Pravind Jugnauth.

CIMONS is a complete and flexible tool intended to optimise the management and planning of computer systems as it connects to the computer systems of the organisation through a software supplied by SIL. This new tool allows the technical manager to follow the real-time performance of the integrated computer system, providing constant visibility and regular reports on the infrastructure, the networks and applications of the concerned company or government agency, with the possibility of intervening in case of necessity.

CIMONS thus ensures the smooth running, on a 24/7 basis, and the evolution – planned or not – of computer systems, which hold a major place in the operational and financial performance of companies today.

To note, SIL and Oracle have been partners for over 20 years and the Mauritian IT firmhas recently received the status of Oracle Platinum Partner, a great achievement in the African region.

SIL is an integrated computing solutions provider that has been present in Mauritius and in Africa through subsidiaries SILNAM in Namibia and SILBOTS in Botswana. SIL has 200 employees who have successfully set up more than 250 projects in Mauritius as well as Africa, by using not only Oracle technologies but also those of other world-wide partners.

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