Kodak Alaris sponsors Kingdom Smart Government Meeting

Kodak Alaris announced as gold sponsor for seventh annual Saudi smart government event

Kodak Alaris has invested in service centres and Arabisation of solutions to support its customers in Saudi Arabia.
Kodak Alaris has invested in service centres and Arabisation of solutions to support its customers in Saudi Arabia.

Information management specialist Kodak Alaris has announced that it will be a Gold Sponsor of the upcoming Kingdom Smart Government Meeting in Saudi Arabia.

The seventh annual Smart Government Meeting, which takes place in Riyadh from 9-10th May, will bring together 150 government IT decision makers to discuss the future of smart government in the Kingdom.

Kodak Alaris will engage in discussions with CIOs and IT managers of government agencies participating at the event and provide insights into how digitisation of information is the first step towards digital transformation and laying the foundation for smart government initiatives in the Kingdom.


Elias Mouchantaf, Solutions Sales Manager Eastern Cluster, Kodak Alaris said: "The government of Saudi is planning to transform the Kingdom from an oil-based economy to a knowledge based economy and in line with this vision, it is making concerted efforts to go fully digital. There is the need to reduce operating costs and manage resources better, deal with ever-changing regulations and improve staff productivity, enhance the citizen experience, build smart cities of tomorrow, increase transparency and accountability, unlock the knowledge and information needed in today's knowledge economy in an efficient and secure way. In this context, digital transformation is crucial and the best place to start is with digitisation and scanning to speed up businesses and processes.

"Kodak Alaris exists to help governments and enterprises accelerate digital transformation, remove complexity and unlock the power of information and we intend sharing information management best practices and demonstrating our market-leading technologies and solutions to event attendees."

Among the solutions which Kodak Alaris has on offer for the government sector is its Info Input Solution web-based document capture application that provides an efficient way to integrate capture into existing enterprise content management (ECM) and line of business applications. The company said that government agencies can use the solution to reduce costs and increase the efficiency of document capture for departments.

The company has also invested in dedicated service centres in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Khamis Mushait, to provide fast local support for customers using both Kodak Alaris and third party scanners. Kodak Alaris has also invested in Arabic language capabilities for solutions, including Arabic Interface and Arabic TWAIN drivers for its scanners capable of displaying Arabic text in its LCD Panels.

"The breadth of our solutions spanning hardware, software as well as services is unmatched in this region. Every third scanner sold across Middle East and North Africa is a scanner from Kodak Alaris. Within the Middle East, the GCC countries are our priority markets and again, within this territory we are focusing our efforts on the Saudi market. Saudi Arabia represents the largest market for ICT sector in the Middle East in terms of capital and volume of spending, representing 50% of the total sector in the GCC. We find that with the Kingdom's smart government initiatives, Kodak Alaris' solutions become increasingly relevant and we are eager to work closely with the local government agencies and help them in their journey towards digital transformation," said Mouchantaf.

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