It was held by the Information Technology Authority (ITA) and the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) as part of their efforts to raise awareness and promote the application of free and open source software (FOSS) in public and private organisations.
This workshop comes among a series of capacity building workshops on FOSS solutions to achieve the programme objectives as agreed earlier in 2017 between ITA and SQU represented by the College of Engineering.
The workshop was attended by IT specialists and managers from government and private entities. During the workshop, a number of systems and applications used successfully and effectively at the Ministry of Health were showcased including Samba open active guide presented by Faiza Aljabri, director of IT Infrastructure Department, and network monitoring system (Zabbix) presented by Tamam Alsharqi, network technician.
The workshop also included a presentation titled, ‘FOSS Development in Ministry of Health’ delivered by Shaikha Alnomani, a programmer at Ministry of Health. The presentations were also followed by open discussions.