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Published On: Mon, May 19th, 2014

FG to commence world class data operation centre by December

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The Federal Government has targeted December 2015 for the commencement of data operation which would be world class network operating centre in Abuja.

The project was triggered by government’s quest for a harmonized system in designing websites, registering domain names and creating e-mail addresses for government activities.

The project will ensure sustainability of the platform, which is the essence of a data center.

In a progress report released by the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology and described as “a tip of the iceberg”, by Mrs. Omobola Johnson, the Minister, the data center that will well equipped, will also be staffed round the clock.

The report reads: “It s being built with uncompromising standards for security, power supply, and environmental controls.

“It will be designed to offer enterprise data lasting services with particular focus on connectivity, redundancy and resilience. There are additional data centers currently under development as part of the nationwide infrastructure roll out plan”.

The report also highlighted government’s intention to track citizens engagements in what services are been accessed mostly online and also host data generated from online engagements.

The plan is part of promoting the “Whole of Government” approach in the information age.

 

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