IT Students Visit OQ
The IT department's Industrial Visit Committee orchestrated a visit to OQ's IT Infrastructure department on 15th November 2023. Present during the visit were Mr. Justin Rajasekaran and Mr. Bernard, accompanied by bachelor and advanced diploma students enrolled in the Advanced Cloud Computing and Virtual Systems and Services courses. The primary objective of the visit was to gain insights into OQ's utilization of virtualization and cloud computing technologies.
Miss Huwaida, responsible for backup systems, illustrated the various types of backups employed by OQ. She also detailed the software and tools integral to their backup processes. Mr. Mahmood, overseeing Microsoft tools and applications, provided a comprehensive overview of the OQ infrastructure. He highlighted the utilization of various Microsoft products, including Azure, Identity Manager, SAP, Office 365, Teams with MARSAD, and VIVA. Additionally, he demonstrated the Microsoft Identity Manager interface, showcasing how they manage the active directory and other crucial components. Mr. Sultan, in charge of Telecoms and fiber-optic infrastructure, talked about the extensive interconnectivity across Oman facilitated by fiber-optic technology laid by OQ. He further outlined the deployment of HP Intelligent Management Center and Cisco DNA Center for efficient data center management.
The industry visit proved to be an enriching experience for the students, providing valuable insights into the practical applications of advanced IT infrastructure technologies at OQ.