Data Processing Center – 45 years with you


Today marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the Data Processing Center (DPC) of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

If we look at the long path traveled by the Center from the start of its activity (July 5, 1974) until today, we can see that the DPC with its professional staff has achieved great success. And today it is safe to say that the Data Processing Center has become one of the country’s advanced and developed enterprises in the field of ICT.

The DPC plays an exceptional role in the development of the information society in Azerbaijan, as well as the creation of e-governance. Thus, the foundation for building e-government in the country was laid by local specialists of the Data Processing Center.

The DPC is also an enterprise ensuring the activity of the National Certification Services Center (root center) for electronic signature in the country on the basis of legislation. Today the National Certification Services Center issues electronic signatures to government agencies, legal entities, entrepreneurs, and citizens. Much work has also been done on the mutual recognition of electronic signatures. The Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies is already in talks on this issue with the relevant agencies of Turkey, Belarus, Iran, Qatar and Ukraine. Work is underway in the country to develop e-services and e-commerce, and standards are being developed for eIDAS, e-commerce and other areas.

At present, DPC is confidently moving towards such strategic targets as e-government development, strengthening Azerbaijan’s positions in the virtual arena, research and implementation of high technologies, in terms of strengthening the country’s basic and human capacity in the field of information technologies.

The DPC has achieved a number of successes so far. The socially-oriented projects that have been implemented by the Center and are benefiting the society have repeatedly attracted the attention of the country’s public and media representatives. Among them are many projects that have achieved success on an international scale. The project "Speaking Library”, which won an award in the nomination "Champion Project” at the World Summit on the Information Society of the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva (Switzerland), can be cited as an example. This project was developed by DPC specialists with the support of Heydar Aliyev Foundation and submitted to an international competition under the brand "Made in Azerbaijan”.

It seems fair to say that the main field of the DPC’s activity covers all areas of information technology.

Along with the implementation of important projects, training of national personnel in the field of ICT has always been a priority for the Center.

DPC, which thanks to many years of experience and professionalism, has become Microsoft’s Silver Partner, has international quality certificates ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 27001: 2013 (ISO 27001: 2005-2014). And this is particularly important for the Center’s participation in important projects.

DPC is rapidly moving toward its goals and is confident that it will be able to further strengthen its position among the major players in the field of ICT.