Desired Outcomes and Benefits of OeGAF

Being one of the key components of Oman eGovernance Framework, OeGAF is essentially a whole-of-government enterprise architecture that aims to facilitate interoperability and integration of IT systems from different agencies by defining technical standards, commonly used data and IT application systems. OeGAF will allow citizens, residents and commercial establishments to experience the convenience of seamless integrated government services that involve different government agencies.

The desired business outcomes of OeGAF are therefore as follows:

(a) Better and Faster Government Services to Citizens and Businesses
Through standardised access to services, uniformed processes and integrated infrastructure, government services can be improved, coordinated and delivered as one Oman Government. It is important that the IT standards and best practices act as a catalyst and a foundation for all government agencies to integrate their IT infrastructure, applications and business processes so that citizens, residents and commercial establishments interact to one and only one Oman Government.

(b) More Efficient and Effective Oman Government
By adopting and adapting international IT standards and best practices, the inter-operability within and among the various government agencies can be improved. Better integration and collaboration among the government agencies will lead to the delivery of more efficient and effective government services.

(c) Optimise Resources and Investments
With standardisation, current resources and investments can be better leveraged and optimised. The architectural standards will demand conformity and interoperability between current and new IT investments; thus reducing the risks of any future IT investments

Adopting the standards and best practices outlines in OeGAF, government agencies will be able to enjoy the following benefits:

(a) Strategic alignment of government service objectives and IT initiatives
(b) Improved decision making and elimination of inefficient and redundant processes
(c) Enhanced Interoperability across the government agencies and improved capability for sharing important business related information
(d) Consistent methodologies for collection, handling and presentation of business data
(e) Rapid development of new applications and ease of modifications
(f) A knowledge base of IT standards, best practices and related resources
(g) Optimisation of the use of government IT assets
(h) Streamlined procurement process and cost reduction
(i) Improved adaptability to changing demands or business conditions
(j) Improve customer service, achieve cost savings, and reduce complexity of IT systems

The implementation of OeGAF is also an important initiative to support the objectives of the following eOman Strategic Pillars, established in 2008 to guide MTC in its implementation of eOman Strategy.