Daily Archives: January 16, 2018

Montenegrin portal highlights ASAN – Azerbaijan’s brand of public service

Baku, January 16, AZERTAC

The Montenegrin news portal CdM has published an article hailing Azerbaijan’s successful model of ASAN service.

The article highlights Azerbaijani brand of ASAN service. It features an interview by Montenegrin Minister of Public Administration Suzana Pribilovic who shares her impressions of ASAN service. “I am very glad to have an opportunity to apply Azerbaijan’s ASAN model of public services in Montenegro. While being in Baku, I had the chance to get acquainted with ASAN service model, which the United Nations honored with Public Service Award for ensuring simplified access for citizens to government services.” Pribilovic said Montenegro`s Ministry of Public Administration will continue to work to improve the e-government portal and introduce a single space approach in delivering public and private services in Montenegro, using the world’s best practices.

On December 4, 2017, the State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Public Administration of Montenegro signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which is aimed at improving the area of public services in Montenegro.

AZERTAG.AZ :Montenegrin portal highlights ASAN – Azerbaijan’s brand of public service

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Serbian president calls murder of top Kosovo Serb politician ‘terrorist attack’

Baku, January 16, AZERTAC

Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic condemned the murder of Oliver Ivanovic, leader of the Civic Initiative SDP (Freedom, Democracy, Justice), in northern Kosovo on Tuesday as a terrorist attack, TASS reports.

“The murder of Oliver Ivanovic is a terrorist attack. We will treat this as a terrorist attack,” Vucic said in an address to the nation after a meeting of the country’s Security Council.

Ivanovic’s murder is an attack on the Serb people, he stressed. “The attack on Oliver Ivanovic is first of all, an attack on the Serbian people in the north of Kosovo and Metohija and second, it’s an attack on “all of Serbia,” Vucic emphasized.

The Serbian leader said the authorities would carry out their own investigation into Ivanovic’s murder, vowing that the killers would be found. Vucic also said letters would be sent to the EU and UN missions in Kosovo (EULEX and UNMIK) with demands to allow Serbian authorities to join the investigation on the territory of Kosovo and Metohija.

The assassination of the Kosovo Serb leader occurred on Tuesday as the politician was entering his party’s headquarters in Kosovska Mitrovica.

Local Prosecutor Shyqyri Syla said Ivanovic had been killed in a drive-by shooting. However, a party member said no one had heard any sound of shooting and a neighbor who was returning from shopping discovered the wounded politician. Police later found a burnt car without a license plate number, which the killers allegedly used.

The politician was taken to a hospital with five gunshot wounds to his chest. Doctors there tried to save his life, but to no avail.

In the wake of the killing, Marko Duric, who heads the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, said the Serb delegation was suspending its technical dialogue with Pristina in Brussels and returning to Belgrade.

Oliver Ivanovic, one of leaders of Kosovo Serbs, earlier served as the State Secretary of the Ministry for Kosovo and Metohija in the Serb government. In January 2016, he was sentenced to 9 years behind bars for alleged war crimes against Albanians in 1999. In February 2017, the Appeals Court in Pristina overturned the guilty verdict and ordered a new trial. Ivanovic was under house arrest and in April 2017 he was allowed to defend himself in court at liberty.

AZERTAG.AZ :Serbian president calls murder of top Kosovo Serb politician ‘terrorist attack’

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SOCAR and IBM announce joint venture

Baku, January 16, AZERTAC

SOCAR and IBM have announced the establishment of a joint venture called Caspian Innovation Center LLC for the purpose of building and operating a competitive analytics and delivery center to provide IT, business transformation and business consulting services in Azerbaijan, the Caspian Region and other countries.

The SOCAR-IBM joint venture will offer its services to SOCAR and other companies in the region, in order to facilitate digital business transformation and boost the efficiency of production in the energy industry and across sectors. The transformation program will bring the best-practice processes and technology from IBM to Azerbaijan and region. The joint venture will set a basis for practical solutions and IT-related analytics in Azerbaijan, thus essentially contributing to the development of the human capital.

This strategic partnership will engage SOCAR’s industry expertise and IBM’s digital, cognitive computing and data science capabilities in building differentiated industry solutions and competencies in the region.

President of SOCAR Rovnag Abdullayev said “Digital business transformation has become an essential element of successful management of industrial operations. SOCAR’s unique experience in Azerbaijan, the first country of industrial oil production, will be merged with IBM’s advanced cognitive intelligence and analytics capabilities. This synergy can potentially expand to play a role of regional hub, facilitating digital transformation across other industries. That would boost the job creation in high-skill, high-paid areas, effectively stretching our contribution to Azerbaijan’s human capital development beyond just oil and gas industry.”

SOCAR is expected to gain dramatic efficiency and flexibility with the development of IT processes and operations to analyze more data faster than before, thus supporting intelligent ways of the exploration of oil and gas fields, while reducing the environmental footprint. The cooperation is expected to help IBM establish stronger presence not only in Azerbaijan but in the whole Caspian region and beyond.

“The establishment of the SOCAR-IBM joint venture will help to accelerate the digital transformation of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic, while contributing to the development of the global energy industry,” said Erich Clementi, Senior Vice President, Global Markets, IBM.

Based on the reached agreement, the SOCAR-IBM joint venture may expand its activities into other business intensive areas, such as in new geographies or with various customers.

IBM is a global enterprise operating in over 170 countries. Today IBM is focusing on key growth areas, such as cognitive solutions, cloud computing, security, and brings innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges. In addition to being the world’s largest IT and consulting services company, IBM is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large. IBM’s prized research, development and technical talent around the world partner with governments, corporations, thinkers and doers on ground breaking real world problems.

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Ascom wins agreement with IDN Munson Healthcare in the USA

Ascom secures an agreement with the Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) Munson Healthcare to upgrade its flagship medical center. The agreement amounts to CHF 1.1 million and includes the full Ascom Healthcare Platform. BAAR, Switzerland, Jan. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Munson Healthcare, a nine hospital non-profit Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) serving the state of Michigan, […]