DUBAI, February 4 /PRNewswire/ --

- Accreditations in Assurance, Best Practice and Data Security

eHosting DataFort, the region's leading IT Outsourcing and Advisory services provider, today announced it has obtained three International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certifications - ISO9001: 2008, ISO 20000:2005 and ISO 27001:2005.

The three global standard accreditations were awarded to EHDF by the British Standards Institution (BSI) and Det Norske Veritas (DNV) confirming the entity as the only company in the entire Middle East region to have achieved this in a 12 month period.

Mohamed Fouz, CEO of eHosting DataFort, said: Achieving these three accreditations within a year is an important milestone in benchmarking EHDF's on-going corporate governance and management systems program to provide reliable and secure services to our customers located globally. These awards demonstrate eHosting DataFort's commitment to the highest standards in information security and service management. Through the certifications, we assure our customers we consistently adhere to global best practices throughout our operations.

ISO9001 is now the global standard all organizations implement while providing assurance on the ability to satisfy the quality requirements to enhance customer relationships.

ISO20000 is the international standard for conforming to a number of best practices in IT services. These include: making a business more competitive; improving reliability; and availability of services that will lead to improved customer satisfaction while managing and reducing risks and costs.

ISO27001 is a world-renowned industry standard developed specifically for Information Security Management Systems and acknowledges that eHosting DataFort has successfully implemented the highest data security standards across all departments, data centres and security operations since September 2008. The accreditation reflects the commitment of EHDF towards its customers by adopting a systematic approach to managing sensitive corporate information and ensuring data security.

Theuns Kotze, Regional Director, BSI Management Systems Middle East Africa said: ISO certifications are based on the British Standards and, while BSI works towards raising standards worldwide, it is commendable that one of the region's leading IT outsourcing and advisory service provider in the Middle East is the first in achieving three of these certifications in just twelve months.

He added: The three accreditation certifications recognize the importance of quality assurance, best practice and good information security standards. By attaining certifications to these levels demonstrates the importance that eHosting DataFort is placing on the protection of information for the benefit of their customers, and is leading the way in the region's IT sector. Together, we work to create confidence in today's market.

Ahmed Baig, Leading Advisory Services team at eHosting DataFort said Implementation of the three ISO certifications comes as part of EHDF's endeavour to establish a sound Corporate Governance and Management systems Program (CGMS) that aims to provide the organization with clear guidance in assessing business risks. The programme looks to ensure all areas of business at EHDF are aligned with the overall business strategy so that business can operate efficiently through a common set of policies, regulations and processes.

Fouz added: When economic stability is crucial, it is important to gain customer confidence by proving our reliability in delivering our services with confidentiality and integrity. EHDF fulfils this requirement and will continue to focus on working towards improving the processes even further.

eHosting DataFort's team of qualified IT experts has also been responsible for the successful implementation of ISO27001 certification at Dubal Aluminum Company (DUBAL), Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) and the Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA).

In partnership with some of the most reputable companies including Dubai eGovernment, Dubai Financial Market, Emirates Airlines, Tejari, Panasonic and du, eHosting DataFort enables integration of IT services that provide customers a long-term business solution through mitigating cost risks while operating as the backbone of an organization.

About eHosting DataFort

eHosting DataFort, a fully owned subsidiary of TECOM Investments is a leading provider of IT - Consulting Outsourcing services. The organization has obtained a number of notable projects to deliver world-class outsourcing services to major enterprises across GCC, MENA, US and Europe. eHosting DataFort's proven track record for managing an enterprise's IT infrastructure includes some of the largest organizations e.g. Dubai Financial Market, Arcelor Mittal (World's largest Steel manufacturer), Emirates Airlines, Tejari, Arab Bank, British Telecom, Khaleej Times, Aramex, Dubai e-government and du.

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