Etisalat's MSS gets Lloyd's register quality certificate

Updated 29 August 2012

Etisalat's MSS gets Lloyd's register quality certificate

Dubai-based Etisalat's Managed Services Solutions (MSS) department has received an ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certificate from Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, the corporation announced yesterday. The certification is in recognition of the managed services team's commitment to implement international standards in information security management systems for customers in the UAE.
Managed Services Solutions is one of the core departments within Etisalat, providing a range of managed services including, network management services such as routers, switches, voice and UC management, as well as security management services such as secured remote access, firewall and unified threat management, data center management and application management. The solutions cater to Etisalat's business customers in the UAE. MSS provides customers, a proactive monitoring, management and service support agreement on a 24x7 basis throughout the year.
The certificate was handed over to Etisalat by Nabil Tifratine, area financial controller-MEA of Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, a well-known certification body accredited by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Services) and specializing in the assessment and certification of management systems such as IEC/ISO 27001, ISO 9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001, in a ceremony held in Etisalat's Al-Kifaf building.
Fadhil Alansari, EVP, Etisalat Engineering, said: "This new accomplishment reflects the ongoing enhancement of our managed services as per international standards with the ultimate aim of providing the best products and services to our customers. The Managed Services Solutions department is a key unit and remains an integral component of the overall security assurance within Etisalat. These new standards will be valuable to our customers, who can now benefit from the enhanced quality and security standards."
"This distinction confirms Etisalat's success in its strategy to offer distinguished operational performance in all fields, while ensuring the Corporation's continued competitiveness," he said.
The certificate, which was presented by Lloyd's, determines the ability of companies to meet required working practices through field visits and examination of systems, in order to meet customer requirements.


Expo 2020 tours announced for students

Updated 27 January 2020

Expo 2020 tours announced for students

EduVoyage, the educational travel arm of ITL World, showcased its collaboration with Expo 2020 Dubai at the 32nd Principals’ Conference held under the aegis of the Gulf Council of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Representative principals from CBSE-affiliated schools in the Gulf region attended the four-day annual meet in Jaipur, India from Jan. 4 to 7.

During the conference, the EduVoyage team shared pertinent details of their planned programs designed to drive a global student and youth audience to Expo 2020 Dubai during the six-month event. EduVoyage is an authorized ticket reseller for the Expo 2020 Dubai, touted as “the greatest show in the world.” 

EduVoyage signed an agreement with Expo 2020 Dubai, whereby it will promote the event from an educational perspective.

“This conference is a great platform for senior academia to interact, explore new ideas and share their experiences, thereby giving Indian students residing in the GCC the benefit of cutting-edge teaching concepts and trends in this fast-paced age of technology,” said Shaik Shibli, head of marketing, EduVoyage.

Su Ramanathan, director, destination marketing at Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “The leadership of Expo 2020 Dubai and the UAE have always believed that the youth are the heart of the expo — they are an important part of our visitor group. With seven subject-themed, curated educational tours, the Expo 2020 Student Program will offer every student the opportunity to broaden their horizons by making the world their classroom. We are delighted to be collaborating with Eduvoyage as one of our authorized ticket resellers to bring this experience to life for students from all around the world.” 

Dr. Siddeek Ahmed, chairman and managing director, Eram Group, ITL World’s holding company, said: “From flights to accommodations, to visa support services, tours and insurance and everything in between, we have worked closely with the Expo 2020 to put together a holistic, one-of-a-kind experience that is certain to appeal to students and parents alike.”