Microsoft Viet Nam will develop IT solutions for the operations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoF), as well as to help ensure compliance with the Law on Intellectual Property....
Microsoft Viet Nam will develop IT solutions for the operations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoF), as well as to help ensure compliance with the Law on Intellectual Property and Viet Nam’s international commitments on copyright and software licensing, under a memorandum of understanding signed yesterday with the ministry’s Information and Communication Centre.
"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is aware of the importance of applying information technology to the ministry’s business operations," said centre director Ngo Duc Thang.
"Directive No870 from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Gia Khiem, on promoting application and development of information technology in the field of foreign affairs, clearly states that the enhancement of the quality and efficiency of foreign affairs is required in the process of proactive and positive international integration."
Pursuant to the MoU, Microsoft Viet Nam will survey the ministry’s IT situation in order to provide consultation on designing and implementing a Standard IT Frame Architecture and an IT development roadmap through 2015. Microsoft Viet Nam will provide financial support to the ministry for the survey, consultancy, and design fees. It will also provide training to the ministry’s specialised IT staff.
To ensure the ministry’s compliance with intellectual property laws and international commitments, Microsoft Viet Nam will also provide licences to the ministry for all Microsoft software currently in use by the ministry.
Microsoft Viet Nam country manager Christophe Desriac said, "I highly appreciate the goodwill of the Information Centre in being in compliance with the Law on Intellectual Property and software copyright."