Posted on April 19, 2020

Google Cloud has joined the remote working initiative that was launched by the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) at end of March 2020, in cooperation with key players in Qatar’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. The CRA initiative is taking a set of measures and providing offers and packages for technology services to help people of Qatar to work remotely from home easily and securely during the precautionary measures taken to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Google Cloud will support businesses in Qatar to work remotely from home easily and securely, by offering them access to a select number of free services, such as free access until September 30, 2020 to Google Meet’s advanced video conferencing abilities for G Suite customers. G Suite is an integrated solution that includes Gmail, Calendar, and Chat. It also includes high-fidelity video conferencing with Google Meet, and telephony with Google Voice, as well as powerful ways to collaborate in real time with Docs, Sheets, and Slides. In addition, Google is offering its Google Cloud learning resources such as their extensive catalog of training courses, hands-on labs on “Qwiklabs”, and interactive webinars for free for 30 days, registration should be before April 30, 2020.

“We are pleased that Google Cloud has joined CRA’s initiative, which supports the efforts of our other partners, to contribute to limit the spread of COVID-19, information and communications technology is the ideal solution to reduce face-to-face meetings and facilitate the work remotely from home during this period. We all cooperate to support businesses in Qatar to facilitate their work remotely and ensure that they maintain their business continuity smoothly and without interruption and to grow at the same pace. I thank all of our partners for their efforts and their cooperation during this period,” said His Excellency Mohammed Ali Al-Mannai (pictured), President of CRA.

Businesses in Qatar can submit their requests for these products and services by reaching out Google Cloud Head of Partners in Middle East and North Africa omarselman@google.com or by contacting one of Google’s premier partners, their contact details are available on CRA’s website https://www.cra.gov.qa/en/Consumer/Work-from-Home.

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