King Khalid University Implementing Cutting-Edge Digital Enterprise Architecture
On the 5th of Rabī' al-Thānī, His Excellency King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh R.M. Al-Solamy, chaired a meeting with the Higher Committee for e-Transactions and Information Technology Program (YESSER) during the University Council meeting.
'Yesser' is a government initiative designed to improve and upgrade e-services throughout the Kingdom as part of the National Enterprise Architecture Program. The university plans on utilizing the services and capabilities under the YESSER program to improve university e-services infrastructure. The participants at the meeting discussed university needs along with the policies and procedures of the institutional structure.
CIO, Dr. Salem Alelyani, explained that the Enterprise Architecture Unit is responsible for the university's electronic infrastructure and digital transformation initiatives. The unit's efforts are in alignment with and support the national policies and plan objectives as set forth in the national strategic plan for digital transformation. The department is also responsible for operational tests, evaluation of information transaction systems, and compliance with university guidelines and the applicable Higher Committee for e-Transactions and Information Technology requirements.
During the meeting, the 'Yesser' team provided an overview of the enterprise architecture and the role it plays in accelerating the improvement of digital services and other related functional areas. Much of the cooperative work is optimized digitally to avoid waste and duplication of efforts. This ensures a swift, efficient, and cost-effective project implementation. The team also presented the requirements for the first phase of the enterprise architecture project as specified in the Office of National Enterprise Architecture at King Khalid University.
At the conclusion of the event, Rector Al-Solamy thanked the members of the 'Yesser' program team and its sponsors. He also praised the program and said that the university community was looking forward to a successful partnership with the 'Yesser' program team. Rector Al-Solamy has established an advisory group to interface with the 'Yesser' program team, so there is a clear basis for communication between the two organizations.