As part of the initiative IBM MEA University Programm, the first national academic cloud saw the light in 2015, in Morocco. The project was launched in Rabat by the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Training of Executives in partnership with the National Centre for Scientific Research and IBM to allow higher education establishments to better subsume ICTs and remain Internationally competitive. The cloud service will enable the availability of big data, cloud computing, and cybersecurity software and digital tools.