About Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) endeavors to build “Digital Egypt” and forges an Egyptian digital society that adopts and integrates technologies in almost every aspect of life. Therefore, MCIT seeks to promote the development of the ICT infrastructure and improve digital services in government agencies, to enhance the performance of ministries and other government agencies, and raise the quality and efficiency of services, by improving the work environment, providing support for the decision-making process and finding solutions to major issues in society.

Website: https://www.mcit.gov.eg/

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

Solution Components

Egypt Ministry of Communications and Information Technology lays foundation for e-government transformation

Around the world, governments are embracing the digital channel to enhance services for citizens and supercharge sustainable development. In Egypt, the Egypt Vision 2030 plan aims to promote economic, social and environmental progress. As part of this national initiative, Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has embarked on a far-reaching digital transformation, named Digital Egypt.

Dr. Mahmoud Osman, CTO of MCIT, elaborates: “In close alignment with Egypt Vision 2030, Digital Egypt will lay the foundation to transform Egypt into a digital society. The goal is to allow all government ministries in Egypt—including MCIT—to use automation to streamline services for citizens and stakeholders.”

The Challenge

 

  • “Digital Egypt” intends to transform the country into a digital society that uses automation to streamline services for citizens and stakeholders as part of the Egypt Vision 2030 plan
  • Manual, paper-based processes needed to be replaced with secure, scalable, future-ready digital workflows that drive efficiency, cost-reduction and regulatory compliance.
  • Capture, scanning and barcoding was required to link paper documents to digital records in a single document repository, aiding in advanced search and reporting capabilities.

Building a whole-of-government ECM platform

Working with ASSET, MCIT created a unified document taxonomy comprising more than 100 document types, designed to support all use cases at MCIT and at all other government ministries and departments. The solution includes a custom process for document capture, with scanning and barcoding to link paper documents to digital records, as well as advanced search and reporting capabilities.

MCIT architected the OpenText and ASSET solutions to act as a central, multi-tenant data repository, with Microsoft Active Directory to enable identity and access management. In the future, Extended ECM is intended to become the single document repository for the entire Egyptian government. Hosted a brand-new government data center in Egypt, the platform will lay the foundation for automated, data-driven services.

To date, ASSET has helped MCIT to migrate almost 200,000 paper documents to Extended ECM, comprising millions of pages in total. As work continues on its pilot project, MCIT is confident it has found the optimal combination of expert partners and enterprise-class solutions to drive the Digital Egypt transformation.