Jacob Chacko, Regional Lead for Middle East at Aruba
Jacob Chacko, Regional Lead for Middle East at Aruba Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: The UAE is exploring ways to use data to improve the life of citizens, increase efficiency of operations, and create more innovative business models.

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard company, is working in line with these requirements. “Through optimising solutions offered by Aruba, government agencies can leverage data securely,” said Jacob Chacko, Regional Director - Middle East, Saudi & South Africa at Aruba.

Enhancing experience

Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and other emerging technologies automate processes, monitor workflows and connect citizens digitally to government agencies. Here, data analytics from cloud-based network software can offer actionable insights for increased efficiency.

In UAE for example, the Ministry of Interior had approved the use of smart helmets for specialist police teams fitted with thermal cameras to detect people infected with COVID-19 and sensors that can help the authorities to recognise faces.

Enabling safe operations

Governments are developing smart city projects, built on a foundation of sensors, data analytics and intelligent edge network. For example, automated building management systems can be used in public spaces to control lighting and temperature to maximize comfort, save energy and lower operational costs.

Aruba Central is an economically viable cloud-managed network, which can deliver secure network services in new locations, whether to support work-from-home or government operations.

Aruba SD-WAN solutions allow IT teams to quickly optimize connectivity across a hybrid WAN of Internet, MPLS, and cellular in far-reaching locations, without waiting for service providers. These systems are integrated with Aruba 360 security exchange technology, which delivers cloud-based firewall and threat detection.