IBM has announced that it has completed the deployment of an infrastructure that will modernize the delivery of government services for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The multi-year eGovernment Service Bus (GSB) project delivers the core communication and security infrastructure for the Yesser eGovernment Program.
According to IBM, the program will eventually provide everyone in the Kingdom with access to government services from anyplace and at anytime, replacing the current system of time-consuming, manual processes.
“The importance of electronic communication in providing efficient public services is recognized in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” said Engineer Ali S. Al Soma, director general of the Yesser eGovernment Program.
This is the largest project of its kind ever achieved in the Kingdom, says IBM. The solution includes key elements from the business portfolios of every division within IBM, including software, hardware, services, and research, with POWER System and System x servers, and DataPower devices hosting IBM SOA middleware products at eight geographically distributed sites in the Kingdom. Together, these products support the automation of business processes and increased collaboration.
Among other features, the project will ensure delivery of eServices, including university admissions, employment services, work permits, government payments, and commercial registrations.