The recently-launched Tasmu Platform will operate several smart solutions, including those in the healthcare and agriculture sectors, as well as in food security, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) announced on Wednesday.
The launch of Tasmu highlighted that the ‘Virtual Consultation’ is a healthcare smart solution developed in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health to ensure that with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the local community could access medical advice, diagnoses, and prescriptions from the comfort and safety of their homes.
The Tasmu Platform also houses the ‘Tasmu Digital Farmer Community’, an environment smart solution developed in conjunction with the Agricultural Affairs Department of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME).
It leverages Tasmu's integration of real-time weather data from the Qatar Meteorology Department and high-resolution satellite imaging from the Centre for Geographic Information System to assist farmers with professional advice on production planning, crop best practices, and pest and disease management.
Tasmu’s ‘National Food Security Analytics’ smart solution, which was formed in collaboration with the Food Security Department at the MME, also unlocks the power of the Tasmu's AI-driven decision-making capabilities and acts as a centralised database integrating insights from various stakeholders to provide recommendations to government officials and business owners that will help safeguard national food security.
To further the nation’s economy and quality of life, the state-of-the-art cloud-based Tasmu Platform aims to orchestrate Qatar’s digital ecosystem by acting as a central body that breaks silos between priority sectors, government entities, and individuals.
The platform is designed to be accessible from anywhere and at any time. It is based on Azure Cloud, offering myriad Software-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service capabilities.
Based on these building blocks, the platform allows public and private entities to access its large cloud storage and high-computing power to readily push smart solutions to market with the help of various platform services such as payment gateways, data and video analytics, IoT, machine learning (ML), and AI.
Tasmu features some of the world’s best data capabilities, such as data ingestion, processing, integration, and more, supported by a strong governance model that is designed to encourage cross-sector collaboration and data-sharing, while ensuring data privacy and security.
It will enable large-scale governmental smart-city solutions by interconnecting data and leveraging key advanced products such as its Geographic Information System platform capabilities that are powered by innovative satellite imagery technology.
Additionally, the platform will provide SMEs with the opportunity to leverage advanced data analytics and managed services, along with key SOC and NOC offerings, to assist operations and security.
Businesses will be able to quickly build, deploy, and update their solutions anywhere, which will help accelerate Qatar’s digital ecosystem. The Tasmu Platform further aims to launch more than 200 smart solutions over the next decade, to create a smart, sustainable, and vibrant society with cutting-edge technologies and innovation.
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