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Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority launches five mobile applications at GITEX 2013

WAM DUBAI, 20th October, 2013 (WAM) — Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis integrated free zone technology park, today announced that it has finalised developing five smart mobile services applications launched during GITEX Technology Week 2013 as part of the smart m-Government initiative of the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The new applications, developed in-house, have been enabled to provide all m-Government services to DSOA customers on their smart devices. DSO tenants will be able to apply for various online documents through these applications. The entire process, which can be completed online, will issue an e-certificate with an automatically generated intelligent quick response, or QR code that is accessible by external government agencies through DSO’s website for further verification.

Dr. Mohammad Al Zaroouni, Vice Chairman and CEO at DSOA, said, “The new mobile service will enhance our customer service offerings, allowing our community members to use their smartphones or other devices to apply for m-Government services, such as all types of visas, work permits, cancelations, IT services and IT telephony amongst many others. In short, the mobile services applications offer 91 government services that DSO provides.

"Moreover, the new e-certification will allow our customers to benefit from speedy services while reducing the man-hours of our staff. This will additionally help us utilise the resources more effectively as we generate over 100 certificates a day." In parallel, DSO has upgraded its existing website that is now fully responsive on mobility devices and features an interface that fits on all smart devices.

On the sidelines of the launch of the applications, the DSO unveiled its bi-monthly online magazine, currently available in the Apple Store.

A wholly-owned entity of the Dubai Government, Dubai Silicon Oasis is regarded an ideal location of choice for technology companies seeking to establish their regional headquarters or research and development facilities in the Middle East and Africa region.


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