By : Nahla Ahmed
“We were at a critical juncture in our growth journey,” said Aly Kouriem, Hassan Allam Group IT Director.
“We were eyeing market expansion in our domestic market, the Middle East, and Africa and needed to ensure our agility.
That meant being more productive and secure than previously. We sought a cloud provider that could become a trusted partner in our digital transformation. Moving to the Microsoft Azure allowed us to increase our productivity and security simultaneously.”
HAH made the move to Microsoft Azure during the COVID-19 crisis. Its emphasis was on its productivity and security requirements, migrating thousands of users onto Office 365 for collaboration and business continuity. Microsoft, working with HAH stakeholders, conducted a Cyber Security Assessment exercise that led to the Egyptian company’s adoption of Azure Sentinel, Microsoft’s cloud-native security information and event management (SIEM) solution that allows an enterprise to tap into its network telemetry for a 360-degree, real-time view of its threat posture.
“Technology has become a key enabler for businesses to accelerate their growth. Egyptian enterprises are incorporating innovation in their strategy to address the needs of the constantly evolving business environment.” Said Mirna Arif, Country Manager, Microsoft Egypt.
“ Hassan Allam Holding has been at the forefront in leading by example- in accelerating their digital transformation endeavors. Our partnership with them will empower their employees to work remotely and securely through our reliable and trusted cloud solutions.”
Following its recent successes, HAH’s plans for the coming year include the migration of critical workloads to Azure, and adoption of PowerApps and chatbots.
HAH is one of the largest corporations in Egypt, employing more than 35,000 people across the Middle East and Africa.
For more than 85 years it has provided vital services to a growing nation, including engineering, construction, and utilities investment and development. Today, it is among the top 250 player in the global construction industry. HAH is currently diversifying, through expansion in infrastructure, energy, water and wastewater-treatment, landscape, and utilities sectors.