Doha: The Ooredoo Data Centre yesterday received the ISO 22301 Certification – Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) certificate at QITCOM 2014, following rigorous auditing by global expert Bureau Veritas.
Achieving the globally-recognised compliance BCMS certification positions it as a leading data centre in the region, ready to store and manage data of the world’s top businesses.
Having the world class facility on their doorstep is also important for businesses in Qatar, as it means there is a data management facility capable of managing and storing their data to international standards, and is able to grow and expand alongside their data management needs.
The certification is awarded to companies that can demonstrate they have a full business continuity systems and processes in place so that clients’ access to data will be uninterrupted even in the most extreme situations.
“Achieving this certification shows our customers and future clients that the centre has taken necessary steps to prepare for the unexpected, and that our facility sits at the cutting-edge of the industry,” said Sheikh Nasser Hamad Nasser Al Thani, Chief New Business Officer, Ooredoo.
“We have invested significantly in systems to ensure superior standards across our operations, particularly in the field of security, which is an area of ever-growing concern for our customers,” he added.
Ooredoo also bagged four awards at the eighth annual Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards in London this month, an international celebration of new ideas in the communications industry.
“These awards demonstrate the diverse range of Ooredoo services that are making people’s lives better in countries around the world. We are also focusing on delivering the best possible customer experience using advanced broadband technology – and I am pleased that the global communications industry has recognised our progress in the area,” said Dr Nasser Marafih, Group CEO, Ooredoo.
Two Ooredoo companies — Ooredoo Tunisia and Indosat — received awards in the Consumer Service Innovation category. The awards included prizes for Indosat’s Ideabox start-up accelerator and Dompetku mobile money service and Ooredoo Tunisia’s MobiFlouss prepaid mobile money service and Customer Self-Care portal.