9 June 2010
Egypt Signs Agreements on Cooperation in ICT Sector with Serbia

Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation Fayza Abul-Naga and Deputy Prime Minister Jovan Krkobabic signed agreements on economic, technical, scientific and tourism cooperation, at the two-day meeting of the Serbian-Egyptian Committee  for Economic Cooperation, in its 18th round, Belgrade.

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, represented by First Deputy to the Director of International Relations Division, Ms. Bodour Nassif has underlined ways of cooperation between the two countries.

The two sides have agreed to strengthen cooperation in areas of training in the communications sector, postal services, cyber security, cloud computing, broadband/wireless technologies, Internet Governance, Child Online Safety, Innovation Fund, Green Technology, Climate Change, Media Convergence, Transformation from Analog to Digital, Research and Development in the field of ICT, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Knowledge Process Outsourcing, Network Neutrality, Local Content, Internet Exchange Point, Fiber Optics, and Connectivity.

The two parties have also agreed on signing Memorandum of Understanding in the fields of ICT during the suggested visit to the Serbian Prime Minister to Egypt by the end of this year.

About Cloud Computing:
Cloud computing is a novel internet-based computing services provision technique. This technique is based on dealing with the files and the basic part of an operating system of each user via the internet. It is mainly a computer model that sets tasks for a group of communications, software programs and services that are accessible or used through the web.

Benefits of Cloud Computing:
Cloud Computing enables users to access their files and applications without any applications required on the computer. This in turn minimizes any security risks. Such a method helps users make use of huge servers in conducting complicated operations that may need advanced devices.

Microsoft Corp. had announced its interest in Cloud Computing technologies and intention to use a new operating system after Windows Vista. Microsoft first started carrying it out concurrent to the Professional Developers Conference (PDC).  Microsoft also declared its plan to release a Cloud version of Microsoft Office applications next year through Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server, Office Live and Windows 7.

At that time Microsoft Corp. noted that the program will not be installed on computers. It will be used online, including Office applications.

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