PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) on Tuesday announced it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) to ‘advance its journey towards the digital transformation of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Government’.
MoU can help enable the KP Government to understand and experiment with the application of cloud technology to improve efficiency, reliability, and security with lower cost, the Board said.
According to the MoU, KPITB will work with KP Government agencies and AWS to identify pilot workloads that could benefit from AWS’s services, as well as educate the agencies about the advantages and capabilities of using cloud technology.
They will be able to access AWS’s world-leading infrastructure and security capabilities to leverage the broadest and deepest portfolio of services including analytics, compute, database, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, mobile and storage services, and other cloud technologies. This will encourage experimentation with new ideas within the KP Government, as well as help enable agencies to deliver new citizen services more quickly and at a reduced cost.
“Cloud services will enable the KPITB and other Government departments to strengthen their existing IT infrastructure, and provide a sustainable long-term solution for keeping the data on a secure and reliable platform,” said Mr. Dr. Ali Mahmud, MD KPITB of the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. “This MOU with AWS is part of our larger vision of digitally transforming Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to deliver faster and better citizen services.”