A presentation of the Centre of Competence for Electronic Management under the Association of IT Enterprises and Organisations of Uzbeksitan (IT Association) was held in Tashkent within the frame of the ICT Week taking place in Uzbekistan.
The Centre is intended to become a unique constantly functioning platform for demonstration of new hardware and software products in the field of electronic management.
In the interview with UzA, the Executive Director of the IT Association Ilkhom Abdullaev said that the international experience in the establishment of similar structures is quite rich. For instance, precedents are found in Malaysia, Russia, US, India, Estonia, and South Korea. Based on the advanced local and international experience, the competence centres serve as a source of knowledge in the field of electronic government, as complementary skills to raise the professional level of public sector officials, and thereby to improve the quality of the services provided, to increase public awareness about the advantages of electronic government, and its benefits for the development of the country’s potential as a whole. Specialists working in such centres develop standards, recommendations and manuals with the aim of sharing the world best practices and some noteworthy local experience.
The Centre established within the structure of the IT Association will provide partner-companies the opportunity to promote its products and services in the field of electronic government on free of charge basis, as well as conduct scientific studies, research, and promote the dissemination of ideas of the development of information society.
The main task of the Competence Centre for E-Government is the development of a methodology for the integration of information systems and the implementation of the concept of common architecture of "electronic government", which envisages, in particular, the creation of the unified state resources, portals and information systems and assurance of their interaction. The implementation of the project is aimed at optimization of the activity of state agencies, simplification of interaction between the state and citizens and private sector, and provision for information openness and transparency of public sector agencies and efficient automated informational exchange.
The centre will provide an opportunity to unify the efforts of all those who are currently working on the development of the solutions for electronic government. It will position itself as a single marketing, consulting, scientific, and educational centre, which will be aimed at developing the e-government in Uzbekistan and will use its capacity to promote the solutions offered by the participants of the project.
A chain of solutions for electronic government is being developed, which responds to practically all needs of the modern market and all components complement each other and provide potential clients an opportunity to select and adapt ready solutions to local conditions.
The centre has set the objective to promote the idea of one common national information space and the integration of common standards, allowing not only the integration of different electronic business systems, but also to simplify the process of searching and choosing the appropriate solutions.
As first official partners of the centre, the following leading companies of the IT market have stepped forward: Baik Technologies, East Telecom, Micros, Sharifa-T, Unitech, Nuron Savdo, as well as world-famous Oracle, APC and Microsoft.