Togo: Comtel and French firm Linagora to develop cloud-based messaging service for public administration

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French firm LINAGORA, which specializes in open-source software, and Comtel Technologies, a major actor of the tech industry in Benin, Niger and Togo, were just selected to develop a cloud-based professional messaging service for the whole Togolese public administration.

This was disclosed after the recent council of ministers held last Wednesday.

During the pilot stage of this project which was initiated by the ministry of posts and digital economy, 20,000 messaging accounts were created for ministers, advisors, private secretaries and diplomats. The project aligns with the government’s objective to modernize its public administration.

Looking at the success recorded during the pilot stage, ministry of digital industry wants to expand it to the whole public administration. To this end, “Linagora was selected, through a call to tenders, to install and commission the professional messaging solution, just like Comtel Technologies which will provide required equipment for servers and virtualization tools”, the minutes of the ministers’ council indicates.

With their level of experience, these two companies will handle technical aspects related to the project, mainly in regards to operations and security.

The new messaging solution will provide Togolese administration “G Suite” tools. With it, the government wants to give each of its servants required means to provide quality services to the Togolese people.

Fiacre E. Kakpo

Source : TogoFirst

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